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Rockford Scanner™: Officers working a scene at the corners

Initial reports were saying disorderly subject, with possible barricaded subjects inside the business. Earlier tonight we received a call about a disturbance with multiple people at a business near the corners. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate the individuals involved as they had fled the scene prior to their...
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Rockford Scanner™: Juvenile Female Shooting Victim In Rockford

At approximately 12:55 this morning emergency personnel were called to the 400 block of S Henrietta Avenue for a possible shooting victim. A female shooting victim was ultimately located in the 400 block of S Horace Avenue after police cleared the scene. The female that was shot is reported to...
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Rockford Park District Officer Tells A Citizen To Put The Phone Down (Stop Filming) & The Rockford Park District chief says that he does not reason with community members that are unreasonable

We don’t know what happened prior to the filming. To Put The Phone Down (Stop Filming) while they are conducting public safety duties. The Rockford Park District Chief (not in uniform), Pointed His Loaded Firearm At The Person Filming. The Rockford Park District chief said,. that he does not...

Dekalb man charged with criminal mischief

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — A man from Dekalb is facing charges after allegedly being involved in a domestic incident. According to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, they investigated a domestic incident that took place in Dekalb on July 2. An investigation revealed that Joshua Hanna allegedly struck a vehicle and caused damage during an altercation.

What’s the best Chinese restaurant in Rockford?

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — When it comes to takeout, Chinese food is some of the most popular in America. In fact, Chinese food is the most popular ethnic cuisine in the country, according to Chef’s Pencil. Families all over the country order Chinese food from thousands of different restaurants to have a delicious, affordable meal […]

Vacant Rockford home goes up in flames

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A condemned, vacant house burned Saturday night in Rockford. Firefighters were dispatched for a structure fire at 128 N. Day Avenue around 9: 52 p.m., according to the Rockford Fire Department. They arrived on scene and found a condemned, vacant house with fire showing from the windows on the northwest corner […]

Chance of severe storms on Independence Day

We are starting our morning off with some foggy areas out there again. Leave a few extra minutes for traveling early Sunday morning. The fog will mix out soon with the sun rising and winds picking up slightly. A very stray shower cannot be ruled out later Sunday, but the...

Local MMA fighters step into the octagon at Stateline Rumble #1

BELOIT, Wis. (WIFR) - Amateur mixed martial artists from the Midwest made their way to the Eclipse Center in Beloit for the first Stateline Rumble. There were plenty of local MMA fighters on the card, mainly fighting out of either Delarosa Submission Wrestling in Roscoe or Northern Illinois Combat Club in Machesney Park.

Rockford Scanner™: 2 Dirt Bikes Collide Near Rock Falls

Parker2news is reporting that overnight in Whiteside County near Rockfalls. Two dirt bikes collided with each other. both occupants of the dirt bikes weren’t wearing helmets. One patient severely injured with a broken arm. That patient was transported to CGH in Sterling then was transported by helicopter to Saint...

Three arrested in rural DeKalb shooting

Three people turned themselves in to police following a shooting incident in rural DeKalb on Wednesday. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office alleges that 50-year-old Jerry G. Fabbri of Elburn, 19-year-old Alexander G. Fabbri of Sugar Grove, and 38-year-old Benedict Groppe of Rupperswil, Switzerland, were firing a number of guns at a target in the 15000 of Keslinger Road when one of the bullets went into a neighbor's home and hit someone in the foot.

Rockford celebrates 30 years of 'A League of Their Own'

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- "A League of Their Own" recently celebrated 30 years since it premiered in theaters on July 1, 1992. And to recognize baseball’s highest-grossing movie, the city of Rockford hosted a two-day festivity to commemorate the milestone in honor of the Rockford Peaches. The Peaches were a...

Go Ghost Hunting at One of Illinois’ Most Haunted Cottages

If you're into all things paranormal, I'm sure you know there is a big difference between going on a ghost tour and a full-scale paranormal investigation. A ghost tour provides the stories and setting for some super-scary occurrences, but a paranormal investigation often lets you experience those kinds of stories first-hand.

Police: One injured in Rock Falls motorcycle accident

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (KWQC) - One person was injured Saturday after a single-vehicle accident in Rock Falls, according to police. Officials say Rock Falls Police responded to the 500 block of West 6th Street at about 10:17 p.m. Saturday for a report of a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Officers on scene found the injured driver, who later was airlifted to Rockford due to the severity of injuries, police said.

Amazon Prime 'A League of Their Own' series shines spotlight on women's baseball, Rockford

ROCKFORD — Rockford celebrated the new Amazon Prime Video series "A League of Their Own" Saturday at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. The first of an eight-part series was shown to a packed theater while several cast members were on hand to cap off a two-day festival highlighting the Rockford Peaches, Rockford's famous All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team.

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.

Rockford Paranormal Files: Is There Something Strange Going On In The Skies Over Cherry Valley? One Resident Thinks So…

You can read more UFO reports from Cherry Valley at:. According to the National UFO Reporting Center,. there has been a recent report of a possible UFO sighting, near Cherry Valley. According to the recent report,. the incident happened on the early morning of May 28th 2022. The witness...

Celebrity softball game shows importance of women’s sports

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Thirty years after “A League of Their Own” debuted, it’s not only still being talked about, It’s being celebrated. The Rockford community continues to show its appreciation for the Peaches. For some, “A League of Their Own” is not just a movie,...