WTVO/WQRF - With Memorial Day approaching IDOT, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement are planning to crack down on seat belt violators and impaired drivers.
ROCKFORD - After a drunk driver flees from Winnebago County Deputies, the vehicle's registration leads authorities to a house on fire; an arrest has been made.
The Riverfront Bridge was development project where costs spiraled out of control. With even bigger developments now underway, have city officials learned the lessons of the 'Bridge to Nowhere?
ROCKFORD -- Rockford Police arrest a man on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Proposed ordinance hopes to stop new businesses from reaping the benefits of video gaming machines.
Rockford - Hold volunteer recognition at the Prairie Street Brewhouse.
Winnebago County - Sheriff Caruana says new K-9's will help take down criminals.
Beloit- It's still an active crime scene in one Beloit neighborhood after a young woman was found dead in a garage leaving many neighbors in shock.
ROCKFORD - Flowers are a popular Mother's Day gift, but some stateline moms experienced much more than just a bouquet this past holiday weekend.
From a sea lion taking a nap on a boat to wild views atop a skyscraper from daredevils, we've got your Monday Hot Shots.
FREEPORT -- Corporal Aaron Hass has been placed on administrative leave per departmental policy; suspect Alec Pulley being held on $100,000 bond.
ROCKFORD - Fresco at the Gardens will fill roughly 25 open positions consisting of hosts/hostesses, servers, kitchen staff and more.
ROCKFORD - A 36-year-old man's body was found in an elevator inside a secure building in downtown Rockford; his death is considered not suspicious.
ROCKFORD - Average gas prices have risen 11 cents per gallon in the past week.
ROCKFORD -- An attempted car theft ends in an accident, but only after the suspects took down a bicyclist first.
JANESVILLE -- A Janesville teenager is behind bars after an argument turned violent.
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.
The newly elected Mayor Liandro Arellano is making history in the Stateline by becoming the first Latino Mayor in the City of Dixon.
Say legislators should not punish retirees for their mistakes.
19-year-old David Bogenberger died of alcohol poisoning at the Pi Kappa Alpha House in 2012.
From a bus vs. train accident caught on camera to a lake that drains, we've got your Friday Hot Shots.
Ruling creates an even larger budget hole for Governor and legislators.
ROCKFORD - Winnebago County residents expressed overwhelming support of the region's tourism industry in a new study commissioned by the RACVB.
The state is in a deep financial hole, yet says it cannot turn off lights in unused offices overnight to save money. Click on the story to learn why.
SPRINGFIELD - House Speaker Mike Madigan has scheduled a vote next Thursday on Gov. Rauner's call for union-free, local right-to-work zones in Illinois.
DEKALB COUNTY - A vehicle was found crashed through an electrical fence into a tree. Everything was removed from the vehicle including front and rear license plates.
ROCKFORD -- A fire causes major damage to a house on Rockford's east side.
Governor Rauner is looking to balance the state's budget, without having to raise taxes
Winnebago county officials introduced a new local measure that could prevent death specifically among teens and help solve our drug abuse problem.
BELVIDERE - At least three local fire departments responded to the scene of a house fire in the 4800 block of Bates Road.
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.
A wild buzz-by during a fishing tournament and a famous basketball star takes a tumble. We've got your Thursday Hot Shots.
Arrest was part of Beloit's new 'Safe Streets' initiative
BOONE COUNTY - Christopher Keithley, 49, of Poplar Grove sexually assaulted a child over the course of a year. He faces a minimum of 15 years in prison.
New research into mobility and economic success show vast disparities in Stateline area.
WTVO/WQRF - Groupon offering anyone who can't make it home to spend Mother's Day with their moms a temporary replacement for just $25,000.
ROCKFORD - The arrival of warmer temperatures brings an increase in unwelcomed solicitation by scam artists. Local utilities give tips on how to avoid them.
After great fanfare and lots of community meetings, the movement seems to have quieted down. What's happening now behind the scenes.
Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) sat down with Eyewitness News Anchor Matt Rodewald for a rare live interview Thursday morning, where he defended Chief Chet Epperson, and opened the door about stepping aside the next time he's up for re-election.
ROCKFORD -- One local mom now has some new bling to show this Mother's Day.
ROCKFORD -- Four people are hurt after a crash involving a Rockford Mass Transit bus.
Mother's Day is this weekend and this year it's proving to be an expensive holiday. What hot ticket items local businesses say are worth every penny for mom?
Nursing home residents are in shock about the proposed budget cuts. If they fall through, nurses will be unemployed and residents without a home.
LOVES PARK - Michael Fraser, 72, of Loves Park was arrested and charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Police say the victim was under the age of 18.
From a creepy underwater skeleton discovery to a curious koala bear, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.
FREEPORT - The money will go towards demolishing vacant properties, greening and eventual reuse or redevelopment.
WTVO/WQRF - The cable giant says it will pay customers $20 if a technician doesn't show up on time.