Community leaders met Thursday afternoon during Rockford's annual education luncheon
Rockford Public School District has crews working overtime to make sure buses run properly
West State Street scheduled to open at the end of the day on December 13th.
Harlan Jefferson says his van was hit by gunfire that was fired by a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy.
Infintely Sweet provides space for seven local vendors to promote their business.
Stateliners re-learning to drive in the snow.
Eyewitness News talks to local Catholics at the Cathedral of St. Peter
Rockford city council holds a weekend budget retreat
Historic Auto Attractions shows off cars that were there the day President John F. Kennedy was assasinated.
ROCKFORD - The sentencing is in for a local mom who admitted to being responsible in the death of her baby.
Local Businesses setting up efforts to help Washington tornado victims
Caledonia's new tornado siren went off during Sunday's storms.
National Action Network speaks to Rockford on improving the community
Aviator Lounge did not get its liquor license back
Chemical Safety Board says explosion in Belvidere could have been prevented.
Jefferson-Horton American Legion Post 340 To get a renovation
The FDA is looking to ban Trans Fat and hydrogenated oils from foods
The Sixth Annual Veterans Weekend was held In the DeKalb-Sycamore Area
Hundreds of veterans gathered tonight at the 73rd annual Veterans Day Dinner at Cliffbreakers. Stateliners were thanking the present and remembering the past.
The City says it violated multiple safety violations
ROCKFORD - Jody Kossow says she's not guilty of killing her eight year-old son.
The Winnebago County Inter-Agency Task Force has now captured five suspected members of the Rockford-based street gang since September. It all happened just two doors down from a church that is helping more than a dozen people get off the street.
Aviator Lounge finds out tomorrow if the keep their liquor license
SB10 passed both the House and Senate and awaits Gov. Quinn's signature. From Rockford to Springfield, supporters are rejoicing but religious leaders and Republicans are showing frustration.
Aldermen are considering a plan to move surplus funds from a garbage collection contract that would add nearly a half billion dollars to demolition funding, tripling the number of houses knocked down in 2014.
Local beekeepers say there are a shortage in honey bees
Local Volunteers took to the streets educating Stateliners on Obamacare
Hononegah School District scores high in statewide test scores
"A Better Illinois" wants a graduated tax system, but doesn't offer a plan. Meanwhile, Illinois census data says a similiar system could increase taxes by 18 percent despite theories that it would lower rates for lower income homes.
One alderman says there could be as many as 200 structures in her ward alone that need to be demolished. The city spends $230,000 annually on demolitions, but each project costs up to $10,000 per structure.
City leaders expecting to soliciting proposals for properties owned by City Hall in the coming weeks.
Police investigate a murder in the 800 block of Buckbee
Auburn and Main two lane roundabout officially done.
102 year old army veteran Sgt. Travis Green spoke to Auburn High School students.
UPS looking to hire seasonal workers in the Rockford area.
The 27th annual Crop Walk was held this Sunday
Natylee Sinkiawic is making blankets to give to the Rockford Rescue Mission.
The Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board held its annual evasive driving class for Stateline agencies
Rockford's Head Start says the shutdown has not affected their funds, but it could if congress does not come to a compromise soon.
With Miley Cyrus expected to be the most popular costume of 2013, pop up stores and thrift shops are fighting for customers. Lawn decore surges, but if you're planning on "twerking," you might have to create your own outfit.
Green Bay Packers fans packed Rockford's Hoffman House bar.
Army Specialist Matt Dumdie was the honorary captain for NIU football game.
NIU hoping to have a safe and fun homecoming.
Legacy Corps holding a food drive for veterans affected by the Government Shutdown
Statistics show that Winnebago County deals with twice as many cases of child abuse/neglect than the rest of the state of Illinois. Tonight, the city of Rockford declared October "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."
Chief Chet Epperson updates Rockford city council on geo-policing
Rock Valley College students react to Government shutdown.
Dorothy Galloway, 65, was killed because police say Dontrell Littleton was under the influence and speeding in stolen car on Spring Creek Rd. It's the third major crash in a string of recent high speed accidents.
Government could shutdown at midnight
Support waivers at City Hall on the Ingersoll Sports Complex after officials say the renovation project has added $6 million more in construction costs.
Next month landlords will have to register their tenants in a city database.
60 percent of parolees in Rockford become re-offenders. Wednesday's announcement at Henrietta School on the westside showcases Rockford's interest in helping those parolees succeed after re-entry.
After a rash of gas station shootings, the spotlight shines on late night business and the crowds that gather with no place to go. Police say they are working with businesses to find solutions.
With estimates creeping toward $20 million, City Council is looking to revise the bond towards the sports complex project near downtown. Should the costs go higher, some aldermen may reconsider the project altogether.
Dr. Tom Clinton planning a trip missionary to Kenya next month.
ROCKFORD - Investigators issue charges against a local teen who may be involved in a murder.
Council will meet to discuss withholding 8 million dollar bond.
A recent theft at a Shabbona cell phone tower has DeKalb County Police on high alert.
45 states now implore Common Core Standards as a way to use real world situation and showcase students work to a solution. Right answer or wrong answer might not apply, but school districts like Rockford #205 think it might be the right solution for education.
Coincidentally, three days after the deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, more than 2,000 emergency personnel from police, fire, and other departments will participate in a massive 'active shooter drill' at SwedishAmerican Hospital.
Meeting will be held October in Loves Park
Back To Church Sunday is part of a national movement to get people back into church.
September is National Recovery Month
Jody Kossow, 39, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday after being charged with the first-degree murder of her 8-year-old son, Thomas. Neighbors described him as a normal kid, but residents are clearly in disbelief over the violent crime. Eyewitness News reporters Matt Rodewald and Sachelle Saunders take you inside the crime and neighborhood in shock.
The Illinois Gaming Board says that people playing the video slots lost more than $5 million in Rockford, more than any other city in Illinois. Loves Park ranked third with people losing more than $3 million. It shows that there might be interest in a casino, but makes lawmakers concerned about lost sales tax revenue.
Residents fear illegal activities inside abandoned homes puts children at risk.
The 61st annual Rockford Labor Day Parade was held in downtown Rockford
Stateliners remembered their lost loved ones this afternoon in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.
A settlement between the NFL and retired players, puts the focus on the dangers of playing football
Businesses are concerned, but with 21 arrests for prostitution over the weekend, Rockford Police is trying to push the prostitution problem out of the Broadway District.
Parker died last Thursday when she was driving her Chrysler Sebring, when her car was hit by a speeding pickup truck being driven by Dennis Miskoz during a police pursuit
It was a chilly, but successful summer for Magic Waters
Media members are pleasantly surprised at the number of things to do in Rockford. The Travel Media Showcase is giving the Forest City a big thumbs up in what's projected to be one of the biggest tourism years in more than a decade.
Eight local crossroad bridges over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are scheduled to close beginning the week of August 19.
More then three thousand people came to this year's Polish Fest at Saint Stanislaus Church
A woman with a prostitution record arrested by Rockford's Police Chief
The Unions and RPS District #205 have been working on a new collective bargaining agreement for more than a year. Salary and Health Insurance remain sticking points for the two sides.
Mayor Larry Morrissey says report isn't completely finished in regards to the federal government's demand for the city to repay $300,000 in stimulus funding.
The Winnebago County Integrity Task Force has been called in to investigate.
Rockford Police say they've found the man who's been lighting area dumpsters on fire.
Kids from Rockford's Gomez Chapel Chuch win bible bowl competition
Rockford want to give peace a chance
Non profit group with ties to Warren Buffet makes a visit to Rockford
Young basketball players will get a chance to showcase their skills in a free Labor Day Weekend tournament.
Rockford Finance Director Chris Black reports the city's tax increment funding districts brought in 13% less revenue in 2012 and is in danger of costing Rockford residents millions.
Governor Quinn signs a law that requires dogs tied up outside to have at least a ten foot leash
One teen was stabbed, the other arrested after an incident on the city's southwest side.
The Powerball is up to four hundred million dollars
Says resellers will try to get you to pay a fee to get information you should be getting for free
Another vacant Rockford building goes up in flames Friday.
Aerospace businesses will head to Oshkosh this week to network with companies around the corner and around the globe.
A shooting at a party sends several people to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Nearly 40 percent of building fires in Rockford this month have involved vacant buildings
What better way to spend a Sunday, then having a sundae?
lawsuit filed in
Eyewitness News goes for a ride on the historic B-17 World War Two Aircraft.
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A Rockford man is dead after a Saturday night shooting.
Six deaths in six days means despite a drop of 5% in violent and property crime, Rockford officials realize there is more progress to be made.
Rockford Spine Surgeon Fred Sweet takes a medical mission trip to Ecuador.