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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...

Fire destroys South Beloit home

A South Beloit home was badly damaged after a fire Saturday afternoon. Rockford rolls out the red carpet for ‘A League of …. Rockford celebrates 30th Anniversary of ‘A League …. Funeral held for Machesney Park Marine. Flags placed at Harlem High School ahead of fallen …. Freeport...

Funeral held for Machesney Park Marine

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — Friends and family said their final goodbyes to Nathan Carlson on Saturday at his funeral at Harlem High School. Carlson and four other Marines died during a training exercise in California earlier this month. Members of the community lined the funeral route from Loves Park City Hall to the high […]

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 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...

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...

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.

South Bend Earns 10th Victory in a Row, Edge Beloit 2-1

Beloit, WI - Saturday night from ABC Supply Stadium in Beloit, Wisconsin has officially set the South Bend Cubs up for an opportunity to earn their second six-game sweep of an opponent this season. With their win over the Beloit Sky Carp by a final of 2-1, the Cubs have won the first five games of this series and now have brought their winning streak to 10 consecutive victories.

Here's why the Lena-Winslow school referendum failed despite more 'yes' votes than 'no'

Although a referendum put before voters by the Lena-Winslow School District received more than 54% of the vote in Tuesday's primary election, it did not pass. The school district asked voters whether school board members should be elected at large without restrictions on residency within the district rather than electing them according to their congressional townships.

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,...

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 […]

Rockford community celebrates ‘A League of Their Own’ 30th Anniversary

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A League of Their Own fans get treated to a series of their own based on the 1992 movie. The 1992 classic directed by Penny Marshall tells the story of the Rockford Peaches. 30 Years since it graced the big screen, a league of their own series premieres on prime video next month, but not before Amazon brings an advanced series screening to the Peaches’ backyard.