Community leaders met Thursday afternoon during Rockford's annual education luncheon
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ELGIN - A 7 year-old brings a loaded gun to school and that leaves one man under arrest.
POPLAR GROVE - Demanding for a "fair contract", local teachers say they intend to strike.
WTVO/WQRF - With the application process set to begin very soon for concealed carry, State Police launch a website to inform the public about the process.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two lawmakers refuse to eat in the hopes to convince congress to pass an immigration reform bill.
WTVO/WQRF - IKEA is recalling several children's wall-mounted lamps.
WTVO/WQRF - The tentative budget deal may be good for the economy, but if you fly it will hit your wallet.
WTVO/WQRF - It appears the foreclosure crisis is fading.
WTVO/WQRF - An online survey finds a majority of school district superintendents believe lawmakers are not setting enough money aside for education.
MORTON – At Morton Junior High, Mrs. Heller's eighth grade science was given a special assignment for the holidays.
From a rooster with an odd genetic mistake that gave him curly hair, to a gym catering to both owner and pet, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.
BELVIDERE - Police say they found the 62-year-old man dead inside his home of a self inflicted gunshot wound.
ROCKFORD - A man will be behind bars for the rest of his life.
ROCKFORD - A man convicted of murdering a 3 year-old girl is headed to prison.
SPRINGFIELD – Less than a month after tornadoes swept across Illinois, more than $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant assistance has been approved to help those affected by the storms.
As one winter weather advisory expires another one is on tap for the Stateline.
CHICAGO - Harried travelers going through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will now have an oasis of calm before their commute.
WTVO/WQRF - In just the first two months, more than 7,000 Illinois residents have applied and selected a health plan through Healthcare.gov.
WTVO/WQRF - Now may be the time to try your luck in the lottery.
ROCKFORD - It's been awhile since anyone crossed the Morgan Street Bridge, but that'll soon change.
SPRINGFIELD - The state could ramp up roadway safety efforts thanks to nearly $3 million in federal grant funding.
SPRINGFIELD - More than one million Ameren Illinois customers could see rate decreases on their electric bills next year.
BELVIDERE - A local man is charged with the murder of a teenager.
WTVO/WQRF - Americans make a "notable shift" to better health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Here's something you don't hear too often on Capitol Hill these days: "we have a deal!"
POPLAR GROVE - A local school district is doing its part to help this winter.
ROCKFORD -- Load up the salt, strap on your boots, and grab a shovel because as bad as things have been, they're about to get worse.
From a dancing street cop whose crazy moves get drivers into the holiday spirit, to a bunch of Santas flying down a snowy mountain, we've got your Tuesday Hot Shots.
ROCKFORD - A local man will serve the next decade in prison.
A local TV production company hopes to make it big with a locally produced show featuring a big name actor, all through crowd-source funding.
WTVO/WQRF - A new report shows the class of 2012 will graduate deep in debt.
Program created during beginning of 'Great Recession' likely to end this month.
ROCKFORD - A local man's fate is sealed after pleading guilty to illegally owning a firearm.
CHICAGO - The state's handling of thep ension crisis earns praise from major credit agency.
ROCKFORD - A man police say dealt cocaine and heroin on the city's east side is behind bars.
WINNEBAGO CO. - A republican's petition to become the county's next Sheriff is challenged.
ROCKFORD - It's not every day you're treated to a celebratory sendoff at the airport.
ROCKFORD -- There's a major breakthrough at Rockford City Council Monday night regarding the city's 2014 budget.
ROCKFORD -- For anyone who's stepped outside lately, you know that within seconds you're shivering and miserable. Now imagine you don't have a place to go to warm up.
From a dangerous shower of ice sheets falling onto a city street, to a wild world record handstand attempt, we've got your Monday edition of Hot Shots.
NIU's Jordan Lynch is one of six college football players who have been invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony.
Rockford Public School District has crews working overtime to make sure buses run properly
ROCKFORD- A local coffee shop joins efforts to put an end to the tough issue of poverty in the stateline.
ROCKFORD - Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the tragic accident that killed three members of the REACT medical helicopter team.
ROCKFORD - The second man involved in the Marie's Pizza armed robbery and shooting is sentenced.
ROCKFORD - A local man will spend 17 months in prison for defrauding big retail stores.
WTVO/WQRF - A spokesperson for Illinois' GOP senator confirms Mark Kirk underwent gall bladder surgery Monday.
Congressman Randy Davis says changes to the school lunch program are leading to too much food being thrown away, and he has a novel idea to fix it.
CHICAGO - In honor of the Chicago Bears' decision to retire the number of Mike Ditka, the Governor honors "Da Coach" in his own way.
ROCKFORD - The price to fill up your car is going down, leaving your wallets lined with a little extra holiday cash.
The City of Rockford has declared a citywide snow emergency.
The City of Beloit declares a snow emergency starting at 9 P.M. Sunday.
West State Street scheduled to open at the end of the day on December 13th.
NIU will face Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl December 26th in San Diego.
It was a disappointing night in Detroit for Northern Illinois football fans.
NIU lost to Bowling Green Friday night in the MAC Championship game.
ROCKFORD - From canned corn to a big huge tomato can, these kids at Rockford Lutheran Academy are packing up canned goods they donated to give to those in need.
ROCKFORD - Eyewitness News can confirm that Brandon Sago is guilty of all charges.
BELVIDERE - Local students get to learn how to do what we do here everyday, from one of our own.
From a tropical style holiday tree lighting ceremony in Florida to a shoplifting huskie, we've got your Friday Hot Shots.
ROCKFORD - The Forest City's housing market continues to show strength.
This year's light show in Sinnissippi Park promises to be better than ever.
But work on massive reconstruction project will continue throughout the winter.
High Court may strike down part or all of law, but two law professors see that as an uphill battle.
Study of customer service calls show we swear a &^%$#!! lot!
ROCKFORD - One of the Stateline's largest care facilities officially entered the holiday season.
ROCKFORD -- The Van Matre Healthsouth Rehabilitation hospital in Rockford hosted a groundbreaking ceremony, Thursday.
FREEPORT - Organizers are hoping a bowl of soup can go a long way.
BELVIDERE -- Many local charities are hurting this holiday season. Some Belvidere churches can relate and could use the community's help.
ROCKFORD -- Nelson Mandela's influence was deeply felt from South Africa all the way to the Stateline.
BELOIT -- A residential fire in the town of Beloit has multiple units responding.
Hundreds of are people are packing their bags and preparing to root on the NIU Huskies at the MAC Championship in Detroit.
Became international symbol for end to racial injustice in his own nation and beyond.
Two Belvidere churches seek donations for their annual toy drive.
Says new law fulfills his #1 priority as Governor.
WTVO/WQRF - Companies wanting special tax breaks have to wait a little longer to find out if they'll get them.
Region continues to shed jobs at a consistent pace according to IDES.
WTVO/WQRF - Illinois tops a list your mom might not be too happy about. We are the fifth worst state in the U.S. when it comes to using profanity.
He even has video of the destructive storm as he attempted to get out of its path.
ROCKFORD - Rockford Christian held its annual Christmas party for the homeless community today.
ROCKFORD - Another suspected street gang member is behind bars tonight.
ROCKFORD - With holiday shopping in full swing, stateline shoppers need to be extra careful of their surroundings.
ROCKFORD -- Video of the Marie's Pizza shooting is shown to boost the case against Brandon Sago. But will it work?
A tax break could be on tap for Belvidere home owners in the New Year, in part because of a tax shift.
From snow surfers to a daring ice rescue, we've got an wintry-weather version of Hot Shots.
SPRINGFIELD - Secretary of State Jesse White announced that a Springfield financial advisor was arrested today for defrauding an 84-year-old Sangamon County woman out of $65,000.
WINNEBAGO CO. - Another candidate enters an already crowded democratic field to become Winnebago County's next Sheriff.
Accident occurred at S. Main and Marchesano at 15th St. Bridge.
APPLE RIVER - A single car accident sends one woman to the hospital.
WTVO/WQRF - Nicholas Sheley's third murder trial will have to wait.
WTVO/WQRF - The Mega Millions drawing comes and goes with no one hitting the jackpot.
TWIN LAKES, WI - Some of the biggest names in country music are coming to the Badger State.
ROCKFORD - Movie goers can clear out their schedules for a day.
ROCKFORD - Stateline students are getting into the holiday spirit.
ROCKFORD - A local animal shelter is trying to help warm up the holidays for some women and children.
ROCKFORD -- The final alleged robber involved in the violent and deadly Marie's pizza robbery goes on trial. It’s now Brandon Sago's turn to face the jury, and find out whether he could spend time behind bars for murder.
From a geese "tsunami" taking off like a wave right at a quick-thinking cameraman, to a short order cook famous for his pancake artwork, we've got your Tuesday Hot Shots.
Governor Quinn praises passage and says he will sign it. Find out how your legislator voted.
BOONE COUNTY - A Capron man won't get a second chance at freedom.