Nearly ten million people took part in Rockford Park District recreational activities.
Rockford - A man reaches a plea deal with prosecutors for first degree murder.
ROCKFORD - The man convicted of killing an 18 year-old at a gas station learns his fate.
As manufacturing jobs find their way back to America, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) is hoping a new push for workers will take hold in the Stateline.
ROCKFORD- The future looks bright for bicycle riders.
ROCKFORD- A new state program could help many Americans reach their dream of being homeowners.
ROCKFORD - Two charter schools get an extension to continue educating kids.
ROCKFORD: Kody Walsh learns his fate.
FREEPORT- One by one young helping hands pack thousands of meal packages that will each feed five starving children.
Talent and a little luck are two reasons Devon Starks found himself at Rockford Public Schools first construction job shadowing event on Wednesday. Starks left thankful that luck found him in a good spot.
A proposed bill could decriminalize marijuana.
LOVES PARK- If you're considering getting a concealed carry license you might want to do some homework before you enroll for training.
Rockford- A very snowy and icy winter will be followed by spring rains soon and that combination can be very damaging to your roof.
ROCKFORD- Broken promises... That's the message candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, sent about Governor Quinn's integrity.
ROCKFORD - The man accused of accidentally killing his wife and stepson receives his prison sentence.
Local doctors talk about the all-too-common cause of CTA Subway crash.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin believes e-cigs are being marketed towards teens.
ROCKFORD - Three teenagers recover from an accident that killed a woman.
Some Stateliners say they pay nearly 3,000 dollars a year for flood insurance.
Illinois Democrats are making a big push for raising the state's minimum wage. Governor Quinn visited the retail store the GAP. Which has raised it’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. While Congresswoman Cheri Bustos made a similar pitch here in Rockford.
Without sales tax money, Stepehnson County schools could be in trouble
Legislation passed by Gov. Quinn letting certain seventeen year olds vote tomorrow.
Low revenue and struggling businesses are words that describe the Stateline economy, but it was a different story at the RoRo Expo in Rockton, where over 150 business vendors flourished.
City officials asking residents to keep water running at all times to prevent frozen pipes
Transforming the City of Rockford has become a hot topic these days, and one local film maker said he has an interesting way to do it, by capturing the culture of the Forrest City through the eye of the camera lens.
Acculynx moving their office to Beloit Wisconsin
First the good news, violent crime is down in Rockford. The bad news is domestic disturbances are still a huge problem. Domestic Abuse was the central focus of the cities monthly meeting Thursday.
the police department gets three new vehicles to help keep drugs out of their town.
Heroin use is on the rise here in Winnebago County and that means more heroin overdoses. One attorney general wants to fight the addiction, and stop the rise of overdoes
Voters who will be casting their ballots in the Ogle county primary election on March 18th were able to get an up-close look at who the candidates are, and what they want to do for their county.
Parents say they're still saddened by the events
Stateline home foreclosures are up, while the prices of homes are down, leaving the Rockford housing market with the lowest average sales price since the1990's.
One local restaurant says their delivery drivers have had their tires damaged from Rockford potholes
Local election officials said the upcoming March primary election will be the most tax referendums that they have seen on the Winnebago County primary election ballot in decades. Local counties, cities, and school districts, are all starved for cash, and are looking to voters for some extra help.
Jeep and Ram Truck sales increase as Dodge Dart sales decline.
Slavic Gospel Association hoping for an end the conflict.
Kody Walsh found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Lori Daniels
The Rockford City Council proposed a winter sidewalk ordinance to keep the walkways clear or snow and ice. The city would fine residents who do not shovel the sidewalks on their property. If passed, the ordinance would not take effect until next winter.
Illinois EPA investigating a smell coming from the Belvidere Assembly Plant
Walsh is being accused of murdering Lori Daniels
North Boone Middle School 8th grade girls team may not be able to finish undefeated season.
In a statement, teachers say they may strike March 3rd
African Americans who served World War Two speaking to Stateliners tomorrow
MCHENRY COUNTY - A Crystal Lake teenager is accused of threatening to kill Harvard High School students via a rap video.
Group of Rockford residents preparing themselves for possible flooding
Ice Dams seeping water inside some Stateliners homes. Damaging their roofs.
From blowing snow to white out conditions to all clear in a matter of seconds, the roads are dangerous. Watch this exclusive look at how difficult it is to navigate Auburn Street in Rockford right now.
Stateline animal lovers seem to get younger each year. Some are even dedicating their favorite day of the year to Stateline shelters.
Census ranks Loves Park at the top when it comes to romance
Stateline area dealing with dozens of water main breaks.
Police say women were working out of east side hotels.
Citizens Utility Board visits Stateline offering tips on saving money on utility bills.
Jury finds grain company negligent in death of two teenagers in grain bin accident.
Belvidere Assembly Plant seeing growth in recent years
Rockford University students watch Super Bowl commercials for homework
ROCKFORD - man found stabbed to death
Man charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into Al Mart Food and Liquor
A Rockford man says his 7 year old son constantly gets picked on
Local schools cancelling class early due to drifting snow
Dr. Martin Luther King frequently spoke on the need for African Americans to achieve higher education.
41st annual March For Life Rally to be held Wednesday.
Organizers say every Rockford voice needs to be heard
Stateliners say Dr. Charles DeHaan abused the trust of many.
70 mile per hour signs have started popping up around the area.
Local pastors hoping to put differences aside to help improve Rockford
Nicholas Conservatory's tropical garden a local hot spot during the winter.
Stateliners stocking up on items to get them through the cold weather.
Wisconsin allows 16 year olds to tan without parental consent.
Dozens of accidents across the Stateline from the snowstorm
Rockford bar Boomers tells us how they prepared for Sunday's NFC North championship game
Lower level of the museum still closed for the time being.
A Rockford woman's six year old Yorkie is missing
Prescient Audio will attend the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Police say he became irate at Public Works employees who were attempting to enforce snow ordinance.
Last minute Christmas shoppers try beating the snow storm
Christmas came early for some Stateline families.
The Second of many Transform Rockford meetings was held Saturday afternoon.
Weather forces West State Street to open next week
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