Car to car shooting ends in crash in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Rockford Police are investigating after a car to car shooting on Friday. Police responded to the area of 10th Avenue and 20th Street around 6 pm, for reports of shots fired between two vehicles chasing each other. One of those vehicles collided with two parked cars...
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Suspect in Freeport robberies is Mississippi man

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - A man suspected in two Freeport robberies was taken into custody on charges of aggravated armed robbery. On Monday, Aug. 2, The Freeport Police Department announced they will serve 19-year-old Joseph S. Williams Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi the arrest warrants after arrangements are made to transport him to the Stephenson County Courthouse from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, where he has been in their custody since July 29, on a charge of armed robbery.
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Motorcyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after Rockford crash Sunday

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 29-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash in Rockford on Sunday morning. On Sunday, Aug. 1, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Rockford police officers were sent to the intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Brooke Road for a report of a vehicle and motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries.
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Large Fight On The East Side

You can follow us on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook. It happened earlier this evening at the Wildberry Apartments. That is located on Forest Hills rd. Reports of a large fight near the top of the hill area. Unknown on injuries. No other information. All parties involved are innocent, until proven guilty...
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There’s a Hidden Cemetery in Rockford with a Chilling Backstory

Just when you thought you knew everything about Rockford, boom, in comes the history of a hidden cemetery. The story behind this cemetery will give some of us nightmares while others will never look at that stretch of road the same way ever again. By today's standards, this story takes a terrible turn almost immediately.
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Shooting, shots fired reported in Rockford over weekend

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Rockford Police Department reported shots fired and a shooting over the weekend. On Thursday, July 29, at around 6:25 p.m., officers were sent to the 1000 block of E. State Street for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers learned that multiple buildings in the area were struck as two cars exchanged gunfire while driving east on State Street. A short time later, officers located one of the cars, abandoned, near 17th Street and 19th Avenue. The car was reported stolen out of Iowa, according to the Rockford Police Department.

Man murdered, woman hurt in Sunday morning shooting in Rockford

UPDATE – Rockford Police now calling a shooting early Sunday morning, a murder. Officers responded to a parking deck at 315 West State Street for reports of shots fired. They found a 23-year-old man and 25-year-old woman on the sidewalk, near the alley, with several gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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1 dead, 1 person in life-threatening condition after shooting in downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - One man is dead and one woman is in life-threatening condition after a shooting early Sunday morning in downtown Rockford. Just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, multiple witnesses near the scene say they heard several gunshots fired near the Talcott Building in downtown Rockford and say there is one gunshot victim. A short time later, multiple police officers and paramedics responded to the scene.
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House fire early Monday morning displaces Rockford family

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A house fire in Rockford early Monday morning is leaving one family without a home. Just after 12:30 Monday morning, Rockford Fire responded to 117 Willard Ave., and upon arrival saw heavy smoke billowing from the home. The family had already exited the house at that time. The fire was located in the basement area, and controlled in under 20 min. The basement received heavy fire damage, and the main living quarters suffered heavy smoke damage. No residents or firefighters were injured in the fire.
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Crash with another vehicle kills motorcyclist

A Rock Falls, Ill. man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by another vehicle Saturday. Illinois State Police responded to the call at 2:28 p.m., Saturday, to the crash at the intersection of Lowell Park Road and Pines Road in Ogle County. The preliminary investigation revealed...

Two People Arrested For Disturbance Near Blanchardville

Two people were arrested for a disturbance near Blanchardville Sunday. Shortly after 4pm, deputies with the Green County Sheriff’s department responded to a residence in the Town of York for a report of a disturbance. Reports say an investigation resulted in 54 year old Donald Wankerl of Blanchardville and 54 year old Michele Roosa of Blanchardville being arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage to Property, Domestic Abuse–related. Both Wankerl and Roosa were taken to the Green County Jail pending the posting of bond or an initial court appearance.

Vehicle Hits An Elderly Woman in Rockford

You can follow us on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook. It happened this morning near Pershing and Hanson. Reports of a vehicle that hit an elderly woman. The woman was injured and needed medical. Unknown if the vehicle stayed on scene. All parties involved are innocent, until proven guilty in a court...
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State legislators call for action to preserve Byron, Dresden plants

BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) - Republican Illinois state legislators issued a joint statement calling for legislative leaders to reconvene the Illinois General Assembly at the earliest possible date to pass legislation that will keep the state’s nuclear fleet online and extend Illinois’ renewable portfolio standard. Deputy Senate Republican Leader Sue Rezin...
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Rockford’s Absolute Best Hole-in-the-Wall Diners Ranked

Scanning the web I noticed something called "The Best Hole-in-the-Wall Diner in Every State." Flipping through the pages on MSN I landed on Illinois. They said Daley's Restaurant in Chicago is the "Best Hole-in-the-Wall Diner" in Illinois. MSN:. One of Chicago's best greasy spoons, according to Eater Chicago, Daley's serves...