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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...
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Madison Fire responding to fire at East Badger Rd

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Fire Department is responding to a large fire Sunday night. Dane County dispatch confirmed a call came in at 9:26 p.m. for a fire in the 600 block of East Badger Road. It is unknown if there are any injuries at this time, and...
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Rockford Police working multi-vehicle crash scene

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police were on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash Sunday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. in the area of E. State and Longwood Streets, according to the Rockford Police Department. The accident caused a major disruption to traffic in the area, and non life-threatening injuries were reported. Police asked […]

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 […]

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 […]

LIST: Fireworks and festivals to celebrate the Fourth of July

MADISON, Wis. — Communities throughout southern Wisconsin are planning festivals and fireworks displays to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fox 47 has compiled a list of events happening across the area this weekend to celebrate Independence Day. Beloit. Fourth of July Spectacular: The Beloit Sky Carp will host this...

Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire On The East Side

Sources are reporting a structure fire on the East side. It happened around 8:45 pm near the 2900 block of Hanson. Initial reports are saying that a garage was on fire. A few reports are saying that it may have possibly spread to a nearby structure. But officials have not...

Rockford’s Fourth of July parade

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford’s Annual Fourth of July parade is getting closer. It kicks off with a motorcycle parade at 4:40 p.m. Monday, followed by the “Screw City” Jeep parade ten minute later. The main parade begins at 5: p.m. The parade will start on 7th Street and wind its way through Downtown, ending […]

Mad-City Ski Team holds extra performance this holiday weekend

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Mad-City Ski Team held an extra performance this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. The ski team put on not one, but two performances in front of the Monona Terrace. The team is made up of skiers as young as six and into...
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LeeWena Peggy Harris Chapple Hicks

LeeWena Peggy Harris Chapple Hicks, age 59, returned home on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Las Vegas, Nevada, after a lengthy illness. Peggy was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 25, 1962 to Margaret Mueller. She was adopted by wonderful, caring parents, Leslie Paul Harris and Audie Taborn Harris, who raised her in Rockford, Illinois, and where she lived most of her life with a large and loving extended family. She spent time living in St. Louis later in life and also Las Vegas.

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.

Hundreds of vehicles displayed at Lake Leota Rumble In The Park

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Cars in all different shapes, sizes and colors were shown off at a car show in Evansville Sunday. During the 15th Annual Rumble In The Park, car owners had the opportunity to show off their rides, while also admiring others’ vehicles. Jim Wehlre attended the...

Madison police investigating after St. Bernard Catholic Church vandalized

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are investigating after someone vandalized the front of a local church. A message criticizing St. Bernard Catholic Church’s stance on abortion was spray-painted onto the front door of the building. The message contained profanity and also accused the church of being responsible for...