Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois courts are taking steps toward better understanding mental illness and its growing impact on the judicial system, which state Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke said Tuesday too often lacks compassion, treats mental disorders as a crime and skirts alternatives to jail. Burke told reporters that her “call to action” came […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Police are investigating a shooting where vehicles have been struck in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue Tuesday night. The shots were reported around 10 p.m. and police have blocked off the road since then to investigate the shooting. There have been no injuries reported. More information on the shooting and […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)–One month has passed since Derek King was promoted to interim head coach of the Blackhawks and Anders Sorensen was promoted to interim head coach of the IceHogs. The IceHogs have come through that transition well. They’ve also withstood some key injuries. Talented rookie Lukas Reichel, team leader Brett Connolly and goaltender Arvid […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) –Guilford ran it’s NIC-10 record to 4-0 Tuesday evening by winning at Harlem 55-45. For highlights click on the media player.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) –Belvidere North defeated Jefferson 43-31 in NIC-10 girls basketball action Tuesday evening. Crystal Sotelo lead the Blue Thunder with 20 points. For highlights click on the media player.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — Here are the boys and girls high school basketball results involving Rockford area teams from Tuesday night. [GIRLS]Belvidere North 43 Jefferson 31Boylan 54 Belvidere 15Auburn 59 East 19Guilford 55 Harlem 45 (Guilford 4-0 in the conference)Winnebago 41 Rolling Meadows 39 (Bago 8-0)Stillman Valley 60 60 North Boone 17Rock Falls 53 Genoa-Kingston […]
The woman told staff her order was taking too long before firing at least three shots, police said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — It was a deadly day Monday for COVID-19 in Illinois. 78 people died. It was the most deaths reported for a single day since 102 were reported on February 11. There were also almost 7,100 new cases. The seven-day statewide test positivity was 5.5%.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Park district board members approved a budget for 2022 at Tuesday night’s meeting. The district said it is a balanced budget, and that no cuts were made to programs or facilities. State grants are helping to offset some costs. Park administrators said that efforts to reduce the district’s footprint is paying […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A Rockford area health advocacy group asked for support from the park district and other local organizations to help at-risk kids in the community. The pandemic has negatively impacted kids in many aspects of their lives. In response, the Rockford Regional Health Council presented a way for the park district, YMCA […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Bell ringers standing guard over red kettles are a common sight during the holiday season, but things are different this Christmas. The Salvation Army said that it urgently need volunteers, and helping out can be as simple as giving up a small part of the weekend. Non-profit leaders said that they […]
CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced Tuesday that the state’s first known Omicron COVID-19 variant case is a Chicago resident. Health officials add that the resident was fully vaccinated. As of Tuesday, the resident is in self-isolation and contact tracing is being performed. […]
BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — There are plenty of high school athletes who are signing National Letters of Intent these days with Division I schools, but it’s rare to find four from one team who are going D-1, plus a fifth going to a D-II school. That happened Tuesday afternoon at Belvidere North. Five members of […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — More help is now available for Illinoisans struggling to pay bills. It came in the form of the “Low Income Household Water Assistance Program.” Residents can now apply for a share of the $42 million. Families facing disconnection, those who have already been shut off, or those facing back payments are […]
CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — As people are busy buying last-minute Christmas presents, federal law enforcement warned shoppers about counterfeit items. At the Port of Chicago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated merchandise over the year. Some of the fake items are coming in large and small shipments from overseas. Many arrive from China, the Philippines […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored with an award from the Illinois Office of Tourism. RACVB took home the prize for “Best Branding Initiative in their Budgeting Bracket.” The honor came from the agency’s efforts promoting the International Table Tennis Federation North American Olympic Table Tennis Trials. The […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A local non-profit made sure old electronics did not go to waste, while helping those who serve. Over the last month, “Keep Illinois Beautiful” has been collecting unwanted cell phones and tablets. The devices were boxed up on Tuesday, and are now headed to “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” Electronics are either […]
CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — A bugler performed taps at Chicago’s Navy Pier at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, the exact time the attack on Pearl Harbor began. Navy Pier became a training center for about 60,000 service members during World War II. In attendance was 96-year-old World War II Navy Veteran Carl Lituri. He was present the […]
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Long lines could be coming to an end at some local Illinois Driver Services Facilities. Starting Tuesday, drivers have to pick a time and date for visits to the E. State Street location in Rockford. Appointments are required for behind the wheel road tests, real IDs, standard driver’s licenses and ID […]