Rock Cut State Park has had over a million visitors each year for the past ten years. And all that capital is causing a positive ripple effect to the Forest City.
If you can't get tickets to the Indy 500 you can get tickets to he next best thing. The Historic Auto Attractions is a journey through time for stateliners and even tourists.
Organizers wanted to bring some new flavor to the downtown area. So they started a sculpture program with professional artists. This allows them to showcase pieces of art through out the city of Rockford.
A Freeport Bus service that serves seniors, the handicapped and disabled could be out of service. They received a letter informing them their contract with the city is about to expire; without a new one they're out of luck.
ROCKFORD - Police believe they could be related to gangs, say offenders will be brought to justice.
Rockton - In its 6th year, VetsRoll will bring its 1100th Vet to the nation's capitol.
Rockford - Competing for right's at best dish, with all proceeds benefiting the Rockford Literacy Council.
While investigators continue to piece together the events that unfolded Friday night. The neighbors are still concerned because they thought the area they lived in was a quiet place.
A student is given a new car and a teacher was awarded a special plaque for helping out tornado victims.
City officials have formed a long term relief committee to help put back the pieces of Fairdale together. Meanwhile, outside support continues to pour in.
Last week, the Illinois State Police approved the use of drones to help with crash and crime scenes. They say this new program is much safer and faster for their officers.
Cherry Valley - Someone sprayed a stink spray in the elevator as a prank.
Rockford - Hold volunteer recognition at the Prairie Street Brewhouse.
Winnebago County - Sheriff Caruana says new K-9's will help take down criminals.
Fairdale - Volunteers set up the DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Team to help residents rebuild.
Illinois - Increases for a 4th consecutive year, growing another 4% over last year.
Over 40,000,000 American's have student loan debt.
A local congregation invited 14 and 15 year olds to a annual program that teaches kids job readiness skills.
Governor Bruce Rauner wants to cut state aid to cities in half, as part of his turn around plan. Cuts local mayors say would be devastating.
Nursing home residents are in shock about the proposed budget cuts. If they fall through, nurses will be unemployed and residents without a home.
Hughes Media, a feature magazine company, wanted to move its offices and could have gone elsewhere. But thanks to some help from the city, they were able to move to a bigger and better location in Rockford.
Rockford -- First Love International Ministries has raised over $111,000 toward relief efforts
JANESVILLE -- A Janesville man tries to flee police to avoid his 8th OWI, all while trying to pick up a friend who was also arrested for drunk driving.
Rockford - Peaceful Protests hit the Forest City following the death of Freddie Gray.
Rockford - Two arrests on weapons charges, thanks to help from Metro Enforcement Officers
Hundreds of athletes came to Harlem High School to compete in the 2015 Spring Games.
Garden lovers pack the Village Green Nursery on riverside to find out how to have a successful planting season.
Illinois - $26 million restored to Non-For Profits, after unanticipated tax windfall, but the state still has big budget concerns for them moving forward.
It's no secret that regular golf is having a hard time recruiting new players. The Rockford Park District is hoping this new game will bring new players to the putting green.
Leo was used as a bait dog, a dog that dog fighters use to prep for dog fights. But he'll never be bullied again because of the labor of love of a dog rescue-right in our own back yard.
Students at Guilford High School who like to game can now enjoy the fun at school. That's because of their brand new e-gaming team. And while it's not throwing a football or shooting a basketball. Teachers say they're still a big part of Guilford athletics.
ROCKFORD - North Perryville south of Guilford has been reopened.
Rockford - Ribbon Cutting on (Harold and Marion Carlson) Nordic Culture Center
Rockford - Four friends fed up with talks of how dirty and crime ridden the Forest City is start 'Clean the Rock' movement.
Disaster relief efforts end Saturday but team members feel the town is slowly getting back to what it once was.
One tornado victim reached out to the Chicago Bears to see if they could come lift their spirits. They came and did much more.
With the new money available, the Beloit Police Department plans to hire more officers for their impaired driver program.
A tornado victim shares his experience when the 1967 tornado hit Belvidere, in which he lost everything he had except his family.
Oregon -- Ogle County Board give a special thank you to Ava Mirtoski, making May 7th 'Ava Mirtoski Day'
FAIRDALE -- A Stillman Valley man was caught stealing nearly $2,000 worth of donations
UPDATE -- The Winnebago County Coroner has completed an autopsy on Ivan Torres-Espinoza.
Rockford -- Holding out hope that their killer will one day be caught
Poplar Grove - Believed to have started in tree out front, quickly spread to attic.
Governor Bruce Rauner visited the city of Fairdale to console the tornado victim, asking them how he could get them back on their feet. He even helped feed the volunteers.
The EF4 Tornado was a crisis that tested first responders across the region. But they say educational conferences like the one on Wednesday helped them be prepared.
Imagine everything you own being swept away in a storm. Tornado victims reunite with some of their belongings and the places things are being found is surprising.
DURAND - The driver in a crash that killed a 29-year-old woman following a two vehicle crash has been cited for driving drunk.
Kirkland -- Team Rubicon one of the many who have made their way to area hit by the tornado.
A local radio personality steps up to help support the tornado victims in Rochelle and Fairdale.
Fairdale - Residents begin massive clean up, many just happy to be alive.