Our bond with pets is so emotional that it can be devastating to lose one. But when a police dog is laid to rest the entire law enforcement community pays tribute as it would to a fallen officer.
Rockford - A man reaches a plea deal with prosecutors for first degree murder.
ROCKFORD - Police provide an update on the 18 year-old victim.
ROCKFORD - The man convicted of killing an 18 year-old at a gas station learns his fate.
A delayed emergency vehicle response time leaves Stephenson County’s Tri-District Fire Board demanding answers.
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.
Six years after a Rockford attorney was gunned down in front of his home police say they have the evidence to prove who pulled the trigger.
ROCKFORD- The future looks bright for bicycle riders.
After deadly shootings at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City authorities have taken a suspect into custody.
Today’s severe storm caused damage to a Rockford neighborhood near Jefferson High School.
A Rockford house catches fire tonight.
Cops 'N Kids program gives books to kids needing them most.
Residents gathered to hear Rockford Mayor Morrissey’s annual State of the City Address.
ROCKFORD - Two charter schools get an extension to continue educating kids.
Today is being dubbed “Equal Pay Day.” A Stateline group aimed at advancing women in the workforce explains how legislation could help close the earnings gap between genders.
NIU purchases The Goosinator to scare geese away
Two homeless men die of smoke inhalation when an abandoned building they were sleeping in, went up in flames. Eyewitness News talked with fire officials to find out more.
DeKalb - Four NIU fraternity members plead not guilty to a hazing incident that left a 19 year-old pledge dead.
Rockford Police bust a drug dealer and put an end to his neighborhood sales.
A man attempts to throw himself off the State Street Bridge into the Rock River.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may have been a factor in Wednesday’s fort hood shooting. Eyewitness News spoke with local psychologists to find out more about the disorder and what you can do to treat it.
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.
A controversial utility tax is causing some Machesney Park residents to take action.
Internet Lottery sales have raked in millions for the state and officials think that total will only keep rising.
JANESVILLE - Six Rock County Jail Inmates were hospitalized after eating jimson weed
The surge in young underemployed workers is one reason why raising the minimum wage is gaining such momentum.
Many young people say they don't get injured, so they do not need health insurance.
It’s not quite summer, but wedding bells are getting ready to ring.
Fire damages a Dixon apartment leaving a man homeless for now.
A Rockford church opened their doors to the homeless during frigid temperatures serving as a warming shelter until they were told by the city otherwise.
Although it is vacant right now, the Fran Kral building could be transformed into a healthcare clinic and wellness center for city employees by the summer of 2014.
A disorderly conduct complaint leads to a man being shot several times after he fired at a Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy.
ROCKFORD - The man accused of accidentally killing his wife and stepson receives his prison sentence.
Gov.Quinn tells legislators the state can't afford to let the temporary income tax hike expire.
Local doctors talk about the all-too-common cause of CTA Subway crash.
Just in time for the weather to warm up, two major concert events unveil what they have in store for the summer music scene. Take a look at the full list for both Summerfest 2014 in Milwaukee and Lollapalooza in Chicago.
NIU’s Dr. Norman Walzer specializes in urban and regional economic analysis. Tonight he led the latest Transform Rockford meeting.
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.
City Council will hold an open meeting on Friday to discuss the redevelopment of the vacant Amerock building downtown.
University of Illinois College of Medicine held their "Match Day" Friday
Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan resigns amidst an assault complaint.
A routine bus ride home turns terrifying for one group of students.
Without sales tax money, Stepehnson County schools could be in trouble
A Rockford woman is accused of murder for stabbing another woman to death at a Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) bus terminal.
Rockford city leaders approve eminent domain ordinance in order to continue road construction.
Legislation passed by Gov. Quinn letting certain seventeen year olds vote tomorrow.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department says a woman missing from a local nursing home has been found dead..
A driver is dead and the passenger is now critically injured after fleeing from police.
City officials asking residents to keep water running at all times to prevent frozen pipes
Acculynx moving their office to Beloit Wisconsin
the police department gets three new vehicles to help keep drugs out of their town.
President Barack Obama pulled off an incredible stunt to get more Americans signed up for the Affordable Healthcare.
A proposed dual credit program between Rock Valley and Belvidere North would let students take college credit courses.
A Jeep runs off the road hitting a utility pole, killing the driver and passenger.
Stateline residents got the chance to cast their vote early today.
The recent attempted abduction of three young girls has a local business owner doing something about preventing kidnappings.
Parents say they're still saddened by the events
Young professionals weigh in on making some serious changes in Rockford.
One local restaurant says their delivery drivers have had their tires damaged from Rockford potholes
A minor power outage Wednesday became a major problem for Nexstar stations WTVO and WQRF - knocking the morning newscast off the air. Eyewitness News Anchor Matt Rodewald shares the timeline of "dramatic" events.
Stateline counties are scrambling after Illinois' Attorney General orders an early go ahead on gay marriage licenses.
WINNEBAGO COUNTY - Attorney General Lisa Madigan approves of counties issuing gay marriage licenses, however many counties like Winnebago aren't ready to do that yet.
Find out what authorities and neighbors are saying about this tragedy.
Jeep and Ram Truck sales increase as Dodge Dart sales decline.
Slavic Gospel Association hoping for an end the conflict.
A teenage boy is killed in what officials called an accidental shooting at the home of an Illinois State Police trooper.
Every year drug overdoses continue to be a problem in the Stateline and now one local Illinois State Representative is working towards a solution.
The Rockford Fire Department conducted an ice rescue training squad for members of the MABAS Division 8 Water Rescue Team. Eyewitness News reporter Alexis McAdams, joined in to find out more about what the team does to save a victim.
Illinois EPA investigating a smell coming from the Belvidere Assembly Plant
Thousands of Illinois concealed carry permits are ready to ship out.
The Rockford Police department is warning the Stateline of one popular website to be aware of a dangerous situation. Craigslist has thousands of posts for items right here in the Stateline area.
Tablets and readers are so commonplace now a group of North Boone Middle School students are testing them out in the classroom.
Walsh is being accused of murdering Lori Daniels
Tears from the stand, as witnesses recount the night a local woman was murdered just trying to get home.
'We Ask America' poll shows a large number of GOP primary voters remain undecided.
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
The Rockford area crop hunger walk celebrated their success Sunday after raising thousands of dollars in October for Stateline food pantries.
Rockford’s Pilot Police District busts a cocaine dealer.
A Rockford car crash kills a passenger early this morning.
Janesville Police make an arrest in a sexual assault investigation.
Concerned Rockford citizens got together to talk about a new proposed indoor sports complex that’s near their neighborhood.
A fatal Rock County crash killed one elderly man early Friday morning.
Some popular local talk show hosts are laid off after their talk radio station changes formats.
African Americans who served World War Two speaking to Stateliners tomorrow
This brutal winter weather is causing all sorts of damage to roads, cars and most expensively homes.
MCHENRY COUNTY - A Crystal Lake teenager is accused of threatening to kill Harvard High School students via a rap video.
Flooding is a real worry for many tomorrow. The biggest concerns are in the southern counties of the Stateline.
Group of Rockford residents preparing themselves for possible flooding
Ice Dams seeping water inside some Stateliners homes. Damaging their roofs.
Stateline golfers have been heading to Victory Golf Range in the meantime
The Rockford International Airport had some exciting news Monday, telling locals that one of the city’s biggest summer events will be back and bigger than ever this year.
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.
A new report says Governor Pat Quinn’s new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a Chicago social service agency and was later tangled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered.
A Janesville man barricades himself in a room threatening to harm himself with a gun.
Census ranks Loves Park at the top when it comes to romance
Lace up those skates! The winter games are sparking interest on Stateline ice.
Stateline area dealing with dozens of water main breaks.
A Boone County dog breeder is under fire from animal activists.
North Park Public Water District asking residents to run water continuously.
Jeffrie Whiting, 51, of Cherry Valley died overnight following injuries sustained in a serious crash on US 20.
Police say women were working out of east side hotels.
Citizens Utility Board visits Stateline offering tips on saving money on utility bills.
A Beloit man is arrested after stealing a car and then trying to flee officers, just two hours after being released from Jail.
Seven fire departments were called to the scene of a large fire in Fairdale, IL.
Snow hit Stateline roadways yet again, causing traffic to be slowed by Illinois State Police on Bypass 20 for traffic accidents.
A local church catches fire this afternoon.
Auburn high school teamed up with the Northern Illinois Wood Turners Association to hand make pens for soldiers in Afghanistan.
Newborn arrived home tonight after being checked out at an Iowa hospital.
It’s been a roller-coaster two days for the family of the newborn. Family telling us there was never a doubt in their mind who took the child.
Today’s snowfall wasn't a lot in terms of accumulation, yet it was virtual demolition derby with many cars ending up in ditches.
Belvidere Assembly Plant seeing growth in recent years
Rockford University students watch Super Bowl commercials for homework
A Rockford shooting leaves one Boone County man dead and another in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A man injured in a Machesney Park bar fight died this afternoon.
A dozen fire departments and several hours later, one man is lucky to be alive tonight.
Zoo animals and circus elephants across the country are probably better gamblers than you and I. Who better to ask when it comes to picking a winner for the big game in New Jersey on Sunday.
According to Rockford City Engineers the Water Street parking deck is in serious need of repairs.
For the third time a mother claims negligence on a local agency's part has led to her daughter missing.
Dr. John Meyers, Medical Director at SwedishAmerican Hospital joined Evelyn Wilkerson to talk about two important cardiac events coming up. He shared his surprise considering the advances of knowledge in cardiac health in the 21st century.
Governor Quinn talks recovery, but Syverson says raising the minimum wage in Illinois "is not going to create more jobs, it's going to make it worse." Watch the entire conversation with Matt Rodewald.
Congressman Michael Grimm of New York physically threatened a news reporter after Tuesday’s State of the Union address. The exchange at the Capitol was caught on camera.
Man charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into Al Mart Food and Liquor
The Illinois Tollway launches their Zero Weather Road Patrols.
A car crashes head-on into the Al Mart Food and Liquor Store in Rockford.
A Madison man is shot outside a Rock County bar.
Rockford Police Department arrests a man for unlawful use of a weapon.
Ogle County Sheriff's Office confirms a plane crash.
A Casey’s in Dixon is robbed at gun point.
A Rockford doctor is now facing criminal charges.
A Rockford man says his 7 year old son constantly gets picked on
Belvidere Police crack a Culver's mystery as dozens of local credit and debit card numbers go missing.
Local schools cancelling class early due to drifting snow
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence and drag racing after being pulled over for speeding after a night out in South Beach.
Rockford City Council is taking steps to green-light renovating the Ingersoll Building, but it's not without debate over funding.
A recently renovated intersection might not be helping drivers as much as originally hoped.
Dr. Martin Luther King frequently spoke on the need for African Americans to achieve higher education.
Richard Sherman is known for being a loud-mouth provoker. However, after his deflection-turned-interception that sealed a bid to Super Bowl XLVIII for the Seattle Seahawks, he spoke about his dislike for San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree, seen on FOX 39.
Aldi is bringing new jobs to Northern Illinois.
41st annual March For Life Rally to be held Wednesday.
Rockford Police arrest two men after they were found in a hallway with a handgun.
City of Rockford snow plows are out in full force.
Organizers say every Rockford voice needs to be heard
A Stateline police force is using a new tactic to bust the world's oldest profession.
Stateliners say Dr. Charles DeHaan abused the trust of many.
ROCKFORD - The woman who stole a Winnebago County Sheriff squad car now faces felony charges.
It was standing room only at a meeting in Belvidere where wind farm regulations were debated tonight.
A vote this week could create setbacks and limitations that would limit the size of wind turbines that could create a huge windfall of tax revenue for farmers in Boone County. Not everyone supports the push for wind energy.
70 mile per hour signs have started popping up around the area.
Janesville firefighters worked to put out a cargo elevator fire.
Local pastors hoping to put differences aside to help improve Rockford
A shooting has taken place at the Gem Suburban Mobile Home Park.
Nicholas Conservatory's tropical garden a local hot spot during the winter.
Food left cooking on the stove causes a devastating house fire in Beloit.
The need for speed for some drivers is now starting to be fulfilled.
The City of Rockford is working to salt icy residential routes.
Target’s data breach over the holidays is worse than first imagined. Now more than 70 million Americans are affected.
Two Stateline moms are now charged with endangering the life of a child after leaving their kids alone and inside of a vehicle.
The City of Beloit says it had no choice but to force out residents after the Park Avenue Apartments deteriorated beyond habitation. Milwaukee-based Joe Miller owns the complex and has had a history of financial problems.
Illinois Congressman and Veteran Adam Kinzinger wants U.S. air support in Iraq.
Nearly a dozen fire departments were called to put out an industrial fire.
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Stateliners stocking up on items to get them through the cold weather.
The American Red Cross is now assisting two adult victims after a Rockford house fire.
An altercation ends with several people shot and two dead in Whiteside County.
Another man is dead after a deadly December hit-and-run incident.
The bitter cold is not helping workers dealing with a major water main break.
Two Freeport families are homeless after a pair of early morning house fires.
Hypothermia and frostbite will become real threats for people just stepping outside.
Wisconsin allows 16 year olds to tan without parental consent.
Dozens of accidents across the Stateline from the snowstorm
Police need your help to find a man who led them on a high speed chase on Christmas Eve.
Rockford already has its first shooting of 2014.
ROCKFORD - The victim is identified in deadly hit and run accident.
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
It’s a rough day for more than a million Americans who have been out of work for several months.
Prescient Audio will attend the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
They are asking Mother Nature to keep the snow coming!
Police say he became irate at Public Works employees who were attempting to enforce snow ordinance.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is reporting road conditions due to the snow.
Last minute Christmas shoppers try beating the snow storm
Several Stateline Cities Declare Snow Emergencies
Christmas came early for some Stateline families.
Add a Bluetooth headset to your holiday wish list or get ready for a ticket. Here’s a look at what the new is requiring of drivers.
A freezing rain advisory has local public works departments gearing up for a slick Stateline.
It’s a simple tool to keep warm in winter, but a portable heater proved costly to one Stateline family.
A Rockford car crash claims the life of a woman.
A large industrial storage building catches fire overnight.
Horizon Supermarket has sold many winning lottery tickets.
Sports Director Scott Leber takes to the streets of NYC to see how many people know who Jordan Lynch is.
If you're looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve why not stay local and get a good laugh?
The Second of many Transform Rockford meetings was held Saturday afternoon.
A Rockford apartment complex falls prey to not one, but two attacks.
A fire leaves one Rockford family without a place to call home.
In the New Year another vaccine law will go into effect for Illinois students