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Freeport Police arrest Rockford man on weapons charge

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — Freeport Police arrested Jarrid Maynard, 23, of Rockford, on Wednesday, after officers reportedly found a handgun during a traffic stop. According to police, officers pulled a vehicle over around 12 a.m. in the area of West Main and South Walnut Avenue, and found a handgun under the passenger seat, where Maynard […]
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Hit & Run Near State and Alpine

Update: Sources said that after the accident happened,. the driver jumped into another vehicle and fled Southbound on Alpine. Hit & Run At A Busy Rockford Intersection, Multiple Vehicles Are Reported To Be Involved…. It happened just before 9 pm near Alpine and State st. Sources said a vehicle crashed...
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Update: Large Power Outage On The East Side

UPDATE: COMED is working 5 different power outages, that is affecting approx. 750 customers. COMED is working hard, to restore the power . Details are minimal right now. Sources are reporting that there is a possible fire in the 1400 block of James. Sources are reporting some wires were on...

Lost kayakers rescued from Killbuck Creek

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three kayakers were rescued from the Kishwaukee River early Thursday morning. The Blackhawk Fire Protection District says one of the kayakers called for help saying the group was lost and disoriented as night fell. About 20 minutes after rescue crews arrived, one team reported voice contact with the three kayakers.. They were found a short time later.

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Water Rescue, South of The Rockford Airport

UPDATE: The victims battery was just about to die. They were possibly near a fork in the river. And their flashlight battery is about to die. Responding units are still searching for the victim(s) Brief information on what may have happened:. We are getting reports of a scene, South of...

Equipment donated to fire departments

The Ogle County Farm Bureau Young Leaders through financial support from COUNTRY Financial recently donated grain bin rescue augers to three area fire departments serving Ogle and Lee counties. Augers were purchased by COUNTRY Financial and distributed to the Byron, Rochelle and Rural Dixon Fire Departments. The augers are used...

Head of Rockford’s ‘Carpenter’s Place’ retires

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The head of a Rockford non-profit has stepped away after 20 years of service. Kay Larrick is the executive director of “Carpenter’s Place.” A retirement open house was held at Rockford Country Club Wednesday evening. Larrick has been with the non-profit, helping the area’s homeless, since 2022. She was named executive […]

What’s happening near me: Fourth of July events

STATELINE (WIFR) - If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, Thursday starts a slew of family-friendly entertainment in the stateline. Here’s a list of what’s happening:. Friday, July 1. Discovery Center hosts KABOOM! Witness explosions, send stomp rockets soaring, construct light and sound creations, and...

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.

Mallards Victorious in Low Scoring Affair

Madison, WI – The Mallards were able to grind out a 2-1 victory at Warner Park to retake the series lead over Rockford on Wednesday night. It was the first start of the season for Mitchell Leroy for the Mallards after previously making five appearances out of the bullpen to start the year. Leroy (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) was able to tiptoe around some trouble to turn in a solid performance on the mound in his first Mallards start. He was followed by Justin Miller, Adrian Montilva, and Bryce Woody (S, 3) in relief and the trio tossed six consecutive innings of shut-out ball to secure the second win of the four-game series.

Early Kentucky Football Preview: Northern Illinois

As we wait for the start of the 2022 Kentucky Wildcats football season, now’s a great time to look at the upcoming schedule and scout the opponents. This week we look at Week 4 as Kentucky faces the Northern Illinois Huskies from the Mid-American Conference. Northern Illinois. When: September...