Machesney Park- The Home Forward program provides forgivable home improvement loans to qualified applicants.
Gruesome details emerge tonight as to how prosecutors say Terence Doddy killed a woman at a rest stop. This happening as the accused double murderer prepares to face a laundry list of charges in connection to her death. Now, Lee and Winnebago County prosecutors are teaming up to put Doddy away.
BELVIDERE - A baby is nearly beaten to death by its mother's boyfriend.
WASHINGTON D.C. - American air carriers have suspended flights from the United States to Israel "for a period of up to 24 hours" after the FAA issued a warning in response to a rocket strike this morning near Tel Aviv's main airport, officials said.
Senator upset corporation considering moving headquarters from Illinois to Switzerland.
ROCKFORD - Doddy won't be tried separately for the two murders he's accused of.
WTVO/WQRF - More funding is on its way to help military programs.
ILLINOIS - People with criminal records will now have a better chance at getting jobs due to a new law.
First Warn Weatherisk
WTVO/WQRF - Illinois residents who suffer from seizures will soon have a new treatment option.
From whales caught on camera playing and showing off near the shoreline to a huge slip and slide taking over a downtown city, we've got your Monday Hot Shots.
Unanimous decision means Chief will testify before Fire and Police Commission in August
Rockford- The street crimes unit has arrested dozens of women in several stings focused on the so-called nuisance crimes in Rockford's geo-policing district two.
Seven women arrested in sting, including three for Prostitution.
ROCKFORD - Firefighters are on the scene of a fire.
ROCKFORD - President Obama calls on Russia to grant investigators access to crash site.
ROCKFORD - Good news for drivers - gas prices continue dropping.
WTVO/WQRF - A pair of construction projects cuts off traffic.
ROCKFORD - A decrease in state funding forces a local psychiatric clinic to close its doors.
'Wallethub' survey ranks the best and worst weather in the nation.
New law also has measures to help agencies pay for bulletproof vests for each officer.
DAVENPORT, IA - One family loses everything in a weekend house fire, but finds solace in welcoming a newborn baby boy just hours later.
BELOIT - Beloit Police have identified the 44-year-old woman gunned down near Beloit College.
ROCKFORD - The Illinois democrat running for a seat in congress tackles hot button issues in Rockford.
ROCKFORD - A Rockford homeowner takes matters into his own hands after and argument with neighbors gets out of control.
ROCKFORD - Rockford police search for the man accused of holding up a west side restaurant.
The Pink Heals tour saw a great turnout at their event today.
Rockford police had several reports of aggravated discharge of guns early Saturday morning.
A group of Northern Illinois are fire fighters revved up their engines Saturday at a special event to benefit a local burn ward.
Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation to help ensure fair hiring practices across Illinois.
Shooting down of Malaysian plane by Russian separatists in Ukraine putting pressure for U.S. to do more.
A popular smart phone app forms a unique friendship nine thousand miles apart.
ROCKFORD - Three stateline locations hosting the grilling celebration to help provide support for local youth.
ROCKFORD - The new building will allow the school to expand their already impressive aviation program.
From a cute & cuddly seal pup rescue to a 104 year old who still mows her own lawn, we've got your Friday Hot Shots.
A report on a botched ambulance call sheds light on a confusing problem in Rockford--different streets with the same names.
ROCKFORD - Police arrest a man they say is behind a series of bank robberies.
At least one American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 298 people when it was shot down by a missile over Ukraine, President Obama said today.
ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County Democratic Party officially begins its search for a new State Representative.
SPRINGFIELD - Officers biked with a purpose.
WTVO/WQRF - Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner's push to get term limits on the November ballot hit another snag today.
Rockford residents express concern about the Malaysian passenger jet crash in Ukraine. Brovery is in Ukraine and is one of the Forest City's sister cities.
Many people drop off items at donation boxes with good intentions, but now those good intentions are turning into a big problem.
Kids in the stateline area haven't had the summer they hoped for, and cooler temperatures are impacting Park District programs.
From an incredibly dangerous backyard pool stunt to amazing art created with rice fields, we've got your Thursday Hot Shots.
Organizers say they were blown away by the volume of voices sharing their vision for the city's future.
MACHESNEY PARK - Investigators identify the man killed in a car accident Wednesday.
Officials say 7.1% unemployment rate in June marks largest three-month drop since they started keeping records in 1976.
DIXON - A 65 year-old man is under arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.
MACHESNEY PARK - As crews widen 173, access to a major road will be cut off.
ROCKFORD - A man is shot while walking with his brothers.
CHICAGO - THE Windy City will get more federal help to battle gun violence.
Federal Investigation into scandal-plagued probe will delay Legislative Committee's review.
ELGIN - Police recover a man who escaped their custody.
MACHESNEY PARK - A young boy is in critical but stable condition this morning as well.
Rockford - A group of five Rockford cop honored for their promotions.
ROCKFORD -- Stateliners worried about jobs warn voter's not to elect Bruce Rauner.
ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford pays tribute to a family of three shot to death in 2011.
ROCKFORD - Rockford police are searching for a man who held up a west side business, Wednesday night.
A Rockford business owner is using four guard dogs to keep crime away from his property but some neighbors say the barking has gotten out of control.
From a pilot narrowly avoiding landing on top of a whale to a robot that serves you breakfast in bed, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.
State liners step back in time and see World War II through a pilot's eyes.
Boone County will use a new device to monitor alcohol consumption of individuals to ensure they don’t commit crimes due to drunk driving.
CHICAGO - Rod Blagojevich's lawyers submitted a new argument on why an appeals court should overturn the former governor's corruption convictions.
ROCKFORD - A man accused of attempted murder changes his mind on a plea deal with prosecutors.
WTVO/WQRF - Money for federal road projects could run out in two weeks, leaving thousands without jobs and road work unfinished.
WTVO/WQRF - There's growing debate over the state's progress paying off its bills.
ROCKFORD - A man is in the hospital after being shot in the back.
ROCKFORD - Bruce Rauner stops in Rockford touting manufacturing jobs.
Bricks from the school's torn down chimney are being sold.
Your voice is needed, that’s the message Transform Rockford is spreading. Now, staffers are offering another way for you to share your opinion on what needs to change in the Forest City.
ROCKFORD - Two teens are in custody allegedly for assault and robbery.
ROCKFORD - A judge hands down a verdict in the Kayla Lund murder trial.
WTVO/WQRF - The medical marijuana business could not only be helping patients, but it could also be helping smaller economics.
WTVO/WQRF - Consumer confidence in the state is sitting near all-time lows and experts say political problems at the capitol are dragging the economy down even further.
Cassy Schyvinck-Samret, 30, was arrested for driving intoxicated while six children rode along in the car between 3-years and 8-years-old
BELVIDERE - Guilty as charged; that's how a Boone County jury finds a teenager accused in a Belvidere gas station shooting death
From a tech-savvy 8-year-old musician putting on the concert of his dreams to surfing dogs hanging 10, we've got your Monday Hot Shots.
Tale of abandoned dog left outside 'Noah's Ark' bringing intense interest and donations.
'Capitol Fax/We Ask America' poll shows Republican Bruce Rauner leading for now.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing medical care and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to an Army unit on a Texas post as early as Monday.
CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is expected to file two lawsuits Monday against two companies that, she alleges, have preyed on those trying to lighten their student loan debt.
ROCKFORD - Gas prices see a big drop in gas prices.
CHICAGO - New bill aims to enhance educational opportunities for students with the learning disability.
ROCKFORD - The World Cup battle is officially over.
ROCKFORD - A Rockford man celebrates top honors for his Sicilian heritage.
The Rockford Fire Department and Com Ed both had very busy Saturday nights, with calls from a Rockford couple whose home was struck by lightening and others who were without power for hours.
The Rockford fire department responded to a commercial fire Saturday afternoon. Crews arrived to the Rocknel Fastner Corportation building on 11th street to see smoke coming from the inside of the building.
A bank was robbed Saturday morning on Rockford’s East side.
A man is behind bars after reportedly walking into the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street with two hand guns.
Rockford police had a busy Friday night, with several overnight shootings, Two of them near liquor stores.
Says current federal regulations make it more difficult for downstate areas to get flood relief dollars.
A prominent local leader who helped change the face of the Forest City is remembered by family and friends.
From a huge snake found inside a car engine to a world cup soccer game played by elephants, we've got your Friday Hot Shots.
New details are emerging about the connection between accused killer Terence Doddy, and the death of a Stateline teen.
DEKALB - Friends of family of a Sycamore man who tragically died this week will honor his memory tonight.
ROCKFORD - Rain cancels the popular downtown event again.
People who show up fully dressed as a cow today get a free meal. Those partially dressed up get a discount.
ROCKFORD - A woman is recovering after an early morning shooting.
Both homes reportedly abandoned. No word yet on a cause.
First ad in what's expected to be a campaign full of attack ads from both sides.
ROCKFORD - It may not matter where you fly, but it will matter who you fly with when it comes to getting to your destination on time.
Rockford Reach out Jail Ministries spends a night in the garden at Nicholas Conservatory.
ROCKFORD - A local food pantry gets a big boost thanks to Wal-Mart.
ROCKFORD - A more than two decade old drowning case is reopened with ties to accused killer, Terence Doddy.
Rockford-Dot Turner does not want three people selecting the next 67th District State Representative.
Rockford- Transform Rockford's rally last night is still the buzz on the streets.
From an amazing whale rescue with people literally shoving the beast back out to sea to dive-bombing birds taking aim on joggers we've got your Thursday Hot Shots.
CHICAGO - A panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program says the group will still meet next week to decide next steps after federal authorities asked them to hold off while they conduct an investigation.
NEW YORK - ABC's "The View" has confirmed that former host Rosie O'Donnell is rejoining the daytime talk show.
WTVO/WQRF - Gas prices for the year may have finally peaked.
ILLINOIS - Dozens of people who abuse prescription painkillers die every day. It's a problem so out of control the federal government is taking action.
ROCKFORD - The atmosphere of Wednesday night's event was electric.
'Community Vision Rally' marks next big step in Transform Rockford process.
From a huge school of fish that looks like a big dark cloud in the water, to a lightning strike caught a few feet away from the photographer, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.
Freeport- Farmers showcase their prized livestock at the Stephenson County Fair.
Toxic Charity--it’s a book on the Transform Rockford reading list that is flying off the shelves of Barnes & Noble. This happened just after an Eyewitness News in depth report on Monday night. If you want to read it, you will have to wait because as of now it’s sold out.
WTVO/WQRF - The republican party loses one of their own.
Former District Judge Stanley J. Roszkowski was 91 years old.
SPRINGFIELD - While many capitol improvement projects are on hold, the state is spending thousands of dollars to patch up the governor's mansion.
CHICAGO - The state passes a bill to help those who've been adopted to learn more about their biological family.
Businessman turned politician, Jim Oberweis, makes his way to the Stateline on Wednesday to talk with Eyewitness News.
Our adventurous anchor Nick Toma jumps out of a perfectly good airplane.
DIXON - A night of debauchery lands 40 people in jail.
Rockford-- Rockford Area Realtors say June was one of their busiest months since August of last year.
Coroner has confirmed identity as that of man missing after falling out of canoe.
KINGSTON - A Sycamore man is missing.
Photo shows newborn Emily King with older sister Madyson. Both mother and baby are doing well.
ROCKFORD -- Rockford city aldermen are caught up in the whirl wind of Police Chief Chet Epperson's battle with the police union.
Some state lawmakers want birth control mandated on health care plans despite Supreme Court's 'Hobby Lobby' ruling.
BOONE COUNTY - Two people are now confirmed dead from last Friday's crash.
Why Woodward CEO Tom Gendron put the controversial book on the 'Transform Rockford' reading list.
From a robot valet taking care of your car at the airport to a wild scene on a fiery bus we've got your Monday Hot Shots.
Rockford- The local Rockford company where Terence Doddy worked is making grief counselors available.
Rock Valley college students get prepared to take the National Institute of Metalworking skills test.
Nick, Mimi Brandon and Alexis preview the Celebration of Freedom 4th of July fireworks show in downtown Rockford.
Highlights from the 4th of July preview of Celebration of Freedom, Rockford's downtown fireworks spectacular.
ROCKFORD -- 29-year-old James Owens died after crashing his motorcycle early Sunday morning.
LOVES PARK - Two men are in custody after allegedly shooting a victim in the face.
ROCKFORD - A man admits to murder.
ROCKFORD - Filling up your gas tank is getting a little easier on your wallet.
CHICAGO - November's election could almost be considered a questionnaire.
JANESVILLE - A man apparently didn't learn his lesson from the previous four times police talked to him.
DIXON -- Downtown Dixon is pushing up petunias!
ROCKFORD -- A carbon monoxide call turns into much more at west side home, Sunday night.
PORTAGE, WI -- A missing Beloit teenager is found dead Sunday afternoon after a holiday retreat up north.
The search is on tonight for a local man who tumbled into the Rock River this weekend off of a canoe, and never resurfaced. Eyewitness News talked with rescue crews about the search.
A Janesville man convicted of stealing $1.8 million from his employer is sentenced.
A van and a motorcycle collide in DeKalb County, leaving one man dead.
Rockford police are conducting a death investigation after finding a dead body on Rockford’s West side.
Janesville police saved a woman’s life after an almost fatal heroin overdose Friday night.
Families in Oregon now have an ambulance service after being without one for nearly two weeks.
That nation wide manhunt ended in a severe car crash at a residence in Beloit. Eyewitness News talked with the couple who watched in horror as Doddy crashed into their trees.
What's a Fourth of July without a parade?
Two time suspected murderer Terence Doddy was found at the Old Sand Trip building in Rockton
Various no wake zones are in effect at the Rock River in Rockford. Know which areas you should be careful with this 4th of July.
Pursuit ended when Doddy hit trees in southern Wisconsin. Taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Victim tells police he was shot through the rear windshield.
ROCKFORD - The accident happening at West State and Meridian Road.
ROCKFORD - Officials estimate there are more than 20,000 local children whose parents can't afford to feed them.
ROCKFORD - Several suspects force the facility's owner to let them inside at gunpoint.
BELVIDERE - 55-year-old Deborah Kroll is accused of stealing $42,000 from the medical office that employs her.
Retirement event got heated over claims of who was included and who was not.
Documents filed in Winnebago County court by Terence Doddy's wife describe him as a husband who was abusive and had addictions.
From a woodland creature creating a power panic at a TV news station to a police officer being dragged by a suspect's car, we've got your Thursday Hot Shots.
UPDATE (7/3/14): A judge has ruled against Epperson's attempt to get a restraining order against the union and commission.
ROCKFORD - Illinois State Police have released three new photos, one of which includes a surveillance photo of Terence Doddy walking out of a Rockford store.
WTVO/WQRF - July 4th isn't until Friday, but job seekers are already celebrating.
ROCKFORD - Police are looking for answers to an early morning armed robbery.
SOUTH BELOIT -- South Beloit and Rockton fire departments welcome in their 2014 graduating class.
MONTICELLO, Ill. -- The Lee County coroner has not released the cause of death of the woman killed at the Paw Paw rest stop, but Eyewitness News is learning more about her.
From a woman kayaking from Maine to Guatemala to a bunch of sharks taking over a popular fishing hotspot, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.
A gruesome train accident in South Beloit leaves a man in critical condition. Now, emergency responders are trying to piece together just how it happened.
Police looking for gunman and accomplice who helped him with heist.
TOWN OF NEWARK - Roosters and drugs land a Wisconsin man in jail.
Eyewitness says it appears victim's leg was severed
The long time representative steps down according to letter submitted to Speaker of the House.
HARVARD - A teen is in the hospital after being shot by his brother.
ROCKFORD -- Stateline vets enjoy music in the park from the Rockford Concert Band.
LASALLE COUNTY -- The National Weather Service confirming a tornado touched down to our south.
Many people in the Stateline are without electricity and dealing with tree damage on the streets after Monday night storms.
Police confirm they are looking for Terry Doddy, a co-worker of the murder victim
Police allege Joshua L. Miller took illicit photographs in wading pool restroom.
Severe storms which rolled through Monday night hit Chicago hard.
Some see new law as attempt to get more Democrats to the polls in November election.
WTVO/WQRF - Many are still in the dark after a large storm system slams the Stateline.
It’s not the final call, but Monday’s revision by the Rockford facilities task force will play a big role in the school closing plan in District 205.
ROCKFORD - The popular fast food restaurant could finally be making its way to the Stateline.
CHERRY VALLEY - A man is dead after an early morning car accident.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Opponents to President Obama's healthcare law requiring businesses to provide health insurance covering birth control earn a major victory.
Ruling on 'Harris vs. Quinn' could impact as many as 20,000 families who care for disabled family members at home.
LOVES PARK - - City officials provide update on boil order.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Pat Quinn is boasting millions of dollars in tax payer savings thanks to consolidation.
BELVIDERE -- A Belvidere driver is in critical condition after driving through a fence and into a home.
ROCKFORD -- Overnight violence keeps Rockford police busy on the city's west side.
Woodward CEO encourages community to come to Community Vision Rally to begin process of making real change.
Bullying has become a major problem in schools around the Stateline, and although some incidents are reported, parents say nothing seems to be getting better, but one local mom has made it her mission to stop the abuse.
Winnebago County chairman Scott Christianson revved up his engine at the 11th Annual Retro on the Rock event Saturday at Cliffbreakers. The event includes the Cruise N’ Car Show
Argument Between Two Brothers Turns Violent Eyewitness News is more local in Winnebago County, where police responded to the 900 block of North Winnebago street just after midnight Saturday for reports of a stabbing.