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Midway Village Museum puts on 25th World War II days event

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Midway Village Museum put on its 25th annual World War II Days Sunday afternoon, giving community members an idea of what it might have been like to witness the war. Midway Village Museum Director of Marketing Lonna Converso says Rockford has a strong connection to...
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Pritzker signs historic clean energy package into law

More than half a century since Illinois created its first state agency to clean and protect the environment, the Prairie State marked another milestone in its environmental efforts with a new clean energy bill. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Sept. 15 signed the historic energy legislation, which had been a white...

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You can follow us on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook. More and More and More Accidents in Winnebago County…. We are getting several reports of multiple accidents in Winnebago County today. We have gotten NUMEROUS reports of people driving recklessly as well. Several “near miss” reports from the “wreck-it-round-a-bout” today. I would...

Wisconsin Judge ORDERS Deadbeat Dad to Stop Procreating

This Wisconsin judge put his foot down and ORDERED Corey Curtis stop getting it on. Too many kids, too many women. JUST STOP! SG. Mr. Curtis has nine kids, with six women and does nothing to support any of them. So when Corey appeared in court at Racine, Wi he was told enough is enough.

Illinois City Named Most Beautiful In North America, 2nd In World

City in Illinois is named most beautiful in North America and second most beautiful in the world. There are many pretty places in Illinois. Especially, you start heading downstate when it is not a bunch of flatland and cornfields. Which city in Illinois could live up to this honor. Is it Carbondale, Springfield, Rockford, or Naperville?

Activists march in favor of “Freedom to Vote” Act

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Some Rockford activists are making use of their freedom to pressure the president into make a move on the “Freedom to Vote” Act. In August, Senate Republicans blocked debate on the “Freedom to Vote” Act, saying the bill would give the federal government excessive controls over state and local elections and increase voter fraud. But those at todays finish the job for the people day of action say the freedom to vote act is needed to stop the disenfranchisement of minority voters.

Petition seeks recall of Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A petition has been started to recall Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz after accusation of fraud and that he stole money from the dead. The petition, created by Travis Stockwell, calls upon Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara to remove Hintz. However, Hintz is an elected representative...

Byron leaders celebrate nuclear plant remaining open

BYRON, Ill. (WTVO) – Governor JB Pritzker gave his stamp of approval to sweeping clean energy legislation this earlier this week. On Friday, local leaders gathered to celebrate the Exelon-Byron Generating Station’s new lease on life. “This was not an easy bill to pass, it was 900 pages long. But...

Rockford infrastructure is getting a facelift

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Several Rockford roadways, bridges and sidewalks are getting a facelift, as the city said it’s Capital Improvement Plan is unfolding nicely. The plan’s goal is to make the community safer. “The neighborhood came forward, and wanted to bring to the attention of the city, that there...