Rockford, ILWIFR

Two children hit by car in Rockford in critical condition, driver now in custody

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 4-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were struck in an apparent hit and run crash late Thursday night on Rockford’s west side. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rockford Police Department was at the scene of a car accident at the intersection of Central Avenue and School Street in Rockford. After asking the public to avoid the area, police reporter that two children, a 5-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl were struck by a car in an apparent hit and run. Rockford Police have since clarified that it was a 4-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl that were struck. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unknown at this time.
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Caledonia horse trainer convicted of sexual abuse

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 56-year-old Peter Holland, a horse trainer who worked as a contractor for Edwards Apple Orchard and Belvidere Township, has been convicted of criminal sexual abuse of a minor. Prosecutors said the juvenile victim, between 13-17, was abused at Holland’s horse farm between 2016 and 2018. Holland...
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Ogle County,

86-year-old Oregon woman hit by semi on Route 2

OREGON, Ill. (WTVO) — An 86-year-old woman was struck by a semi while crossing Route 2 on Thursday. According to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, Patricia Jones was crossing Route 2 in the 4400 block around 3:32 p.m. when she was struck by a semi, driven by Eric Rivera, 61, of Lehigh Acres, Florida.
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Rock County,

Delta variant discovered in Rock Co.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The more contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has officially reached Rock Co. Health officials confirmed Friday morning that the strain was detected there, noting that, with this new case, four of the more contagious variants, including Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, have now been found in the county.
Freeport, ILWIFR

Freeport business owner hopes to benefit from unemployment reform

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Late night in Freeport Thursday for Stephenson County board members where they discussed ways to incentivize employment. Stephenson County Chairperson Bill Hadley said the reform is an attempt to eliminate the extra money that’s currently part of the Illinois unemployment benefits program. Carmela Jackson owns Twice...

Six people without a home in Rockford after electrical fire

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO)– Six residents of a Rockford multi-unit apartment building are in need of temporary housing after a fire early Friday morning, according to the Rockford Fire Department. Fire crews say they responded to the fire at 3:15 a.m. at the 900 block of Ridge Avenue, and first reported...

Two young children critically hurt in Rockford hit and & run

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) ─ Rockford Police are investigating after a Thursday night hit and run leaves two children with critical injuries. First responders were called to the intersection of N. Central Ave. and School St.. Rockford Police tweeted about the incident just before 9:30 Tuesday night. Police said a 4-year-old...
Janesville, WIPosted by
The Janesville Gazette

Woman loses $6,000 to phony officer

A man posing as a police officer scammed a Janesville woman out of $6,000 last week. A man saying he was “Officer Daniel” from Texas called the woman July 16, gave her a case number and said if she did not follow instructions, someone would arrest her, according to a Janesville police report.
Rochelle, ILRochelle News-Leader

City of Rochelle to host hiring event Sept. 16 at RTHS

ROCHELLE — Rochelle John Bearrows announced on Facebook Thursday the details of the city’s plans for a hiring event on Sept. 16 at Rochelle Township High School. Bearrows said the event will be the region’s largest in-person hiring event and will be hosted by the city, his office, Kishwaukee College, RTHS and Hormel’s Rochelle Foods.

Madison stolen car blamed for Rock Co. interstate crash

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - One person was arrested after Wisconsin State Patrol troopers caught up with a sedan stolen from Madison was involved in a hit-and-run collision in Rock Co. According to the state patrol, the stolen, silver Toyota Camry struck a red Kia Soul in the northbound lanes of...
Sycamore, ILPosted by

Sycamore Teen Could Snag Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Crown Next Week

As a parent, I always get excited when I see teens being positive role models and doing awesome things; it gives me hope that our future generations won't all be a hot mess. So, when I came across this story about a Sycamore teen named Kylie Ryder who is traveling to Orlando next week to represent Illinois in Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition, I knew I needed to share the story so we can all cheer her on.
Beloit, WIBeloit Daily News

Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers

The Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers is looking for Jaquan L. Beeman, 28, who is wanted on bench warrants for two counts of exposing a child to harmful materials and computer message threats. Beeman is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and black...
Rockford, ILPosted by
967 The Eagle

Benefit This Saturday To Assist Long Time Rockford Musician

To assist a long-time Rockford musician, there is a benefit this Saturday. According to the benefit event page on Facebook, HERE... "Drew Corirossi fell and experienced a massive brain bleed on May 8th, 2021. After a few weeks in ICU @ St. Anthony Hospital, he is now rehabbing at Kindred Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Sycamore, IL. Drew is progressing but will have a long road ahead of him."