A tax break could be on tap for Belvidere home owners in the New Year, in part because of a tax shift.
Harlan Jefferson says his van was hit by gunfire that was fired by a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy.
PECATONICA - Investigators identify the man who died while working in a grain bin Saturday.
ROCKFORD - Authorities identify the victim killed at a party over the weekend.
A ComEd building goes up in flames late Saturday night.
Cyber Monday is the biggest internet shopping day of the year
Infintely Sweet provides space for seven local vendors to promote their business.
A Belvidere teen is shot to death in a car.
He’s best known as being the Sheriff's Deputy who sprung into action during the Marie’s Pizza robbery. Now he says he wants to be Sheriff.
ROCKFORD - A hit and run incident leaves a local man dead.
Stateliners re-learning to drive in the snow.
Beloit teen shot and killed at what appeared to be underage drinking party.
Eyewitness News talks to local Catholics at the Cathedral of St. Peter
A Rock County Hazmat Crew responded to an ammonia leak at Fairbanks Morse in Beloit.
The freezing cold temperatures couldn't keep Stateline runners from raising money for arthritis.
Rockford city council holds a weekend budget retreat
A fundraiser for Washington, IL tornado victims is being held at Stateline bowling alleys Sunday.
Illinois State Police identify the victim in an officer involved shooting on I-88.
Historic Auto Attractions shows off cars that were there the day President John F. Kennedy was assasinated.
A highly contagious disease finds its way into two Stateline schools.
Rockford’s Police Union demands an independent investigation into an incident involving Rockford’s Police Chief.
ROCKFORD - The sentencing is in for a local mom who admitted to being responsible in the death of her baby.
Illinois Governor has now declared a total of 13 counties as state disaster areas. Declaration gives central Illinois counties hit by deadly tornadoes access to state resources.
Local Businesses setting up efforts to help Washington tornado victims
A tornado touches down in Washington, Illinois leaving a massive amount of damage in its wake.
Caledonia's new tornado siren went off during Sunday's storms.
A South Beloit man is extricated from his vehicle after it slid backwards into a tree.
A Rockford police officer fired almost two years after a fatal shooting is reinstated.
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.
President Doug Baker gave his inaugural address, laying out his vision for promoting student success.
A hazmat situation in Belvidere’s Chrysler plant forces workers out the door and keeps emergency responders on-scene for hours.
It’s the talk of the Stateline; the first accumulating snow. Were drivers ready for the first wintery blast?
Jefferson-Horton American Legion Post 340 To get a renovation
The death of an Oregon teenager has been ruled a homicide.
A Rockford hotel catches fire causing thousands of dollars in damage.
A man suspected of stabbing his ex-wife several times and fleeing the Chicago Suburbs could be in Rockford.
A beloved Rockford meteorologist is laid to rest today. Family and friends gathered to say their final good-byes to Eric Nefstead.
The Sixth Annual Veterans Weekend was held In the DeKalb-Sycamore Area
Tony Dorsett and three other former NFL players have been diagnosed with CTE. But are the health concerns enough to stop parents from allowing their kids to play?
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.
After a century Rockford’s oldest Italian restaurant is closing its doors.
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
Blockbuster announced they're closing all of their retail stores. Meanwhile, Family Video is expanding with their busiest shop right here in the Forest City.
The Wildcats and Under Armour have stirred up debate on flag ettiquette while putting veterans in position to deliver a civics lesson on Old Glory's meaning. Northwestern will wear the uniforms Nov. 16 vs. Michigan in hopes of ending a 5-game skid.
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.
ROCK CO. - The Sheriff's department says the man being held for questioning after human remains were found on his land told officers where to look.
Police have located a missing Rockford teen.
Local beekeepers say there are a shortage in honey bees
A missing person case has now turned into a death investigation for Rock County Police.
A dozen people are arrested after shots were fired at a DeKalb hotel.
Local Volunteers took to the streets educating Stateliners on Obamacare
As the holidays approach local food pantries are feeling the crunch. The reduction in SNAP benefits will only make things worse.
Police confirm fight in Travel Inn parking lot involved gunfire.
Stateliners have shared tales of the unexplained sounds of footsteps and whispers in the Coronado Theater for decades and now Eyewitness News checks it out.
Loves Park Police say the two garages that were tagged on the eve of Halloween are the first instances of gang-related grafitti in more than a year. Residents are concerned.
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.
Guilford will face a Cary-Grove team that went deep into the playoffs last year.
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
A hit-and-run incident kills a 72-year-old Rockford woman.
Some four-legged friends got in on the Halloween spirit.
A Milwaukee based food company is recalling thousands of pounds of food.
Auburn and Main two lane roundabout officially done.
A house fire on Rockford’s west side kept crews busy tonight.
A forest city traffic pattern change is about to take effect tomorrow.
102 year old army veteran Sgt. Travis Green spoke to Auburn High School students.
The Food and Drug Administration is demanding tighter restrictions on a commonly prescribed pain killer, this because of a rise in prescription drug abusers.
UPS looking to hire seasonal workers in the Rockford area.
A Halloween fashion statement is now turning into a spooky risk for severe eye infections.
A man is now in critical condition after gunshots were exchanged on Rockford’s southwest side.
A man is stabbed at a popular Rockford Steak and Shake Restaurant
The 27th annual Crop Walk was held this Sunday
'We Honor Veterans' program makes sure aging and ailing veterans know the feelings of a grateful nation.
Natylee Sinkiawic is making blankets to give to the Rockford Rescue Mission.
Hats off to Broadway! Crusader Community Health is celebrating tonight to help raise funds for one of their facilities.
Another Mom comes forward from Maple Elementary School upset with how her child was placed in a padded room. But Harlem School District says their side of the story hasn't been told.
The Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board held its annual evasive driving class for Stateline agencies
Police markings on West State Street help officers piece together another deadly hit-and-run crash.
One step forward, two steps back. The unveiling of a brighter and more entertaining BMO Harris Bank Center following a $5 million renovation project is overshadowed this week by the condemnation of the Hanley Furniture Building just across the street.
Stillman Valley has been turned upside down over a national contest involving its head football coach.
With the J-Hawk program shutting down for the season due to waning interest and safety concerns, the loss of a home gate for Belvidere North could costly. Officials at the school and Harlem are disappointed not to face Jefferson on the field.
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.
Firefighters work to save a family's home in the 2000 block of Butlin Court.
Army Specialist Matt Dumdie was the honorary captain for NIU football game.
According to Xerox the technical system is working after experiencing a temporary shutdown.
Scott Leber and Peter Fleischer bring you week seven action from high school football.
During a time when businesses are boarding up and heading out of the Forest City two local companies have moved to bigger locations. How niche markets are keeping dollars local.
As if the Affordable Care Act isn't confusing enough now comes a warning about scammers looking to pry Stateline residents out of their money.
City officials laid out a bumpy financial road to residents during a packed town hall meeting in Dixon. Despite receiving a $40 million settlement, the city estimates facing at least a $24 million dollar deficit before being able to tackle new projects
Legacy Corps holding a food drive for veterans affected by the Government Shutdown
ch Dacy, 6, and his family were visiting football practice in September at Northern Illinois University when he had a chance to lineup and take down a Heisman Trophy candidate.
It’s been almost three months since a man was mysteriously found dead in his home. Now police have a young Rockford woman in custody accused of the violent crime.
LOVES PARK - Police have arrested two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery and high speed chase with police.
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."
Two Rockford men manage to walk out of a Wal-Mart with thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise.
A body is found dismembered and buried in a Chicago backyard.
Chief Chet Epperson updates Rockford city council on geo-policing
A search is underway for a Janesville teenager who disappeared more than a month ago.
Officials from the privatized water treatment company confirm raw sewage dumping at Candlewick Lake and a 24 percent rate hike in the past. However, despite new legislation allowing Aqua Illinois to set its own rates (per Illinois Commerce Commission approval), no rate hikes are coming anytime soon.
A man is arrested after barricading himself in a home at 524 N. Court Street.
Rock Valley College students react to Government shutdown.
Residents of Candlewick Lake are furious, government agencies want answers as to what prompted Aqua Illinois to dump raw sewage into the gated-community's lake on multiple occasions. Eyewitness News Reporter Matt Rodewald has the Stateline's only inside look.
One school program is now making a difference outside of Belvidere’s classroom walls. Why two languages are better than one in this Stateline community.
Wednesday's knock down at 52 S. Louis will mark the fifth demolition in a month. City officials hope to demolish one structure a week until winter in an aggressive attempt to fight crime and declining property values.
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
ROCKFORD - A teenager faces criminal charges for his alleged role in the death of a community activist.
Neighbors mourn loss of thirty four year old Walter Scott.
Demesha Smith, 27, is laid to rest this afternoon.
The Forest City is in the red, but aldermen and the mayor are hoping an increase in revenue helps compensate for the deficit.
The State’s “Get Covered Illinois” Help Desk will be ready for launch on Tuesday.
Support waivers at City Hall on the Ingersoll Sports Complex after officials say the renovation project has added $6 million more in construction costs.
Do you think before you post? Google is urging teens to watch their internet footprint.
Next month landlords will have to register their tenants in a city database.
County leaders open up about a new police task force aimed at targeting the most violent gang affiliated offenders.
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.
An out of court settlement was reached with Clifton, Larson, Allen; Fifth Third Bank and Sam Card Accounting.
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.
ROCKFORD - The popular police scanner site closes down.
A domestic dispute held Rockford Police at bay for more than six hours this morning, before ending peacefully.
Council will meet to discuss withholding 8 million dollar bond.
What a headache! We're talking about the Rockford road closures at Main and Auburn. On the plus side roundabout construction is almost finished.
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.
As the Rockford unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the country every boost to business counts.
Tony Juliano, 37, was charged with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after he allegedly slipped in a side door at Hope and Anchor Pub before being chased out. Juliano and pub owners have been at odds for months after the bar decided it would no longer serve him.
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
The Midwest’s oldest continuous outdoor art fair goes off without a hitch despite wet weather.
The Rockford Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 222 Waldo Street.
Woodstock police now conducting a death investigation after a man was found unresponsive.
A Belvidere gang member is found guilty of attempted first degree murder.
Back To Church Sunday is part of a national movement to get people back into church.
Stateline fire departments run, climb, and sledge hammer their way to the top at this year's annual American Red Cross Firefighter Battle.
The Red Cross helps nearly a dozen people after fires leave them homeless.
Rockford police arrest a man wanted for two home burglaries.
September is National Recovery Month