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Police issue warrant for Rockford murder suspect

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) —Rockford Police are asking the public for help locating Rico Jefferson, 32, accused of killing Maurice Simmons, 33, in October 2020. Officials say they arrived at 10:45 p.m. at a home in the 3000 block of Chateau Lane. When they entered the house, they found Simmons dead of gunshot wounds, just inside […]
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Do you recognize these faces? They’re wanted for robbery in Rockford.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Four suspects were caught on surveillance video just before a 79-year-old woman was robbed in a parking lot Monday. Police say around 5:25 p.m. on June 27, the woman left the U.S. Tobacco store on N. Mulford Road in Rockford, and as she was walking to her car, someone grabbed her purse from behind.

Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery Reported In Rockford This Morning

Reports of another armed robbery in Rockford this morning. This one happened shortly before 10:00 am at the Shnucks/CVS location at 6410 E State Street. It’s unclear if it was the store that was robbed or a citizen robbery. No injuries have been reported. We will update if further...

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara responds to abortion clinic opening in Forest City

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - During his latest media availability, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara touched on a number of subjects including abortion rights. McNamara was asked about the planned abortion clinic coming to Rockford. 23 News first reported that Dr. Dennis Christensen is taking his business out of Wisconsin and bringing it to the Forest City.

Abortion clinic opening soon in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — With expectations that women from Wisconsin will come to Illinois to have an abortion, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v Wade, an abortion clinic is set to open in Rockford soon. Abortion is now illegal in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Gov. JB Pritzker has declared Illinois […]

Complaint: Beloit man shot off no fewer than 75 bullets in Janesville mobile home park

A Beloit man is accused of peppering mobile homes with no fewer than 75 bullets in a Town of Rock trailer park in May in a homicide attempt. Marcus S. C. Range, 22, was formally charged in Rock County court June 24 with one charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and nine counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, all felonies, for allegedly opening fire on a man sitting in his vehicle on May 8 in the Rockdale Mobile Home Park, 6219 South Highway 51. ...

A New Downtown Hotel Is Coming Rockford But When Will It Open?

Some areas of Rockford, Illinois have a lot of hotels, other areas not so much. With sporting event venues like the Indoor Sports Centers and U.W. Health Sports Factory, Rockford is getting the opportunity to host more and more tournaments. This is why Rockford runs out of hotel rooms from time to time.

Janesville man arrested for third OWI in three months

JANESVILLE A Janesville man has been arrested for his third operating-while-impaired offense in three months after police found his vehicle at a standstill in the middle of the road. Michael R. Hudson, 42, is accused of OWI, fourth offense, after his arrest just after 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The charge could be elevated to a fifth or a sixth OWI offense, also felonies, as Hudson has two other fourth-offense...

Man shot by police outside Hard Rock Casino Rockford dies of injuries

Bradley Thompkins, 51, was shot by officers responding to a call of a man with a gun in the parking lot of the casino, 610 N. Bell School Road. Body camera and dashboard camera footage of the shooting released by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department and Rockford Police Department showed the man holding the gun to his own head and then firing into the air before pointing the weapon at police officers.

Suspect in Janesville shooting, man wanted on warrants arrested on Madison’s west side, police say

JANESVILLE, Wis. — An 18-year-old man suspected of being involved in a shooting in Janesville last week was arrested on Madison’s west side Thursday, the Janesville Police Department said. In a news release, police said they learned Dereese Fields, of Janesville, was at an apartment in the 7900 block of Tree Lane in Madison on Thursday Madison officers served a...

Poopsie! Beloit Sky Carp introduce new mascot

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Poopsie the Sky Carp is the latest resident of Beloit. The Beloit Sky Carp announced Friday that its new mascot would be named Poopsie. Fans who attended Friday’s game against South Bend at ABC Supply Stadium were introduced to Poopsie through a video at the end of the game.