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Family of missing Rockford woman: ‘She was found early Thursday morning’

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - An update on a missing Rockford woman has been confirmed by members of her family Thursday. “She was found early Thursday morning,” a family member told 23 News. “We are waiting on the police report, and are continuing the search for anyone who may have seen her with anyone on Monday of this week.”
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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...
ROCKFORD, IL
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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.
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Rockford Scanner™: Several Units Responding To A Possible Apartment Fire

Several Units Responding To A Possible Apartment Fire. Sources are reporting a possible apartment fire. It happened at an apartment on Boxwood, approx. 7:30 pm. Initial reports are saying that there is heavy smoke in the hallway of the apartment building. They were working on evacuating the rest of the...
ROCKFORD, IL
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Line The Overpasses To Show Your Support, For Corporal Nathan Carlson and His Family

Let’s take a few moments and remember a local hero. Corporal Nathan Carlson was born in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from Harlem High School in 2019 where he was captain of the swim team. Upon graduation, he enlisted into the Marine Corps and attended Marine Corps Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He graduated boot camp in August of 2019 and officially earned the title of Marine.
ROCKFORD, IL
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Landlord demands stronger emergency rental assistance program

STATELINE (WIFR) - The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was created to help those who struggle financially from the pandemic, but one landlord feels they’ve lost more than they’ve gained. To qualify for assistance, residents must prove they were directly impacted by COVID but Mary O’Sullivan-Snyder, an independently owned...
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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...
OGLE COUNTY, IL
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Somonauk-Leland school consolidation vote fails

The proposal to combine the Somonauk and Leland school districts failed during Tuesday's Primary Election. The proposal needed approval from voters in both school districts, but fell short according to message sent to district families by the Somonauk School District. The proposal asked voters to form a new combined school district and would allow the new district to levy taxes for operations.
LELAND, IL

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 […]
ROCKFORD, IL
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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...
ROCKFORD, IL

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.
ROCKFORD, IL
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Football: Hubs battle Ashton-Franklin Center in 7-on-7 scrimmage

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Hub varsity football team earned its first taste of live action on Wednesday, hosting the Ashton-Franklin Center Raiders for its first 7-on-7 scrimmage at the Rochelle Township High School football facility. The Hubs will travel for additional scrimmages at Kaneland, Sterling and Byron later this month as the march toward the 202 season continues.
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