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20-year-old dies in Rockford gas station shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — UPDATE: Zamarye Charles, 20, has died following his injuries in the shooting. Officers responded to the Marathon Gas Station, 3299 S. Alpine Rd., around 4:55 a.m. August 2 for reports of shots fired, according to the Rockford Police Department. Charles was found suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound in the front […]
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Fuel is $2.79 per gallon in Rockford Tuesday

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Free tacos and cheap gas? What are you waiting for!. Until 3 p.m. Tuesday, owner Heythem Sahori is helping out community members by offering fuel deals and lunch at his gas station, the Citgo Way Low at 2914 W. State St., Rockford. “Everybody’s struggling right now....

Rockford gas station sells fuel for $2.79

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A local gas station owner gave drivers a break at the pump. The Citgo Way Low on W. State Street sold gas for just $2.79 per gallon Tuesday afternoon. A long line of cars waited for the chance to save, and their were also free tacos for drivers after they filled […]

Kane County man found guilty of attempted murder after trying to kill ex's new boyfriend by piping gas into his home

CHICAGO (CBS) --  A man  is found guilty of attempted murder, after trying to kill his ex's new boyfriend by piping gas into his home. The incident happened back in January of 2020 on Downing Street in Elburn.Prosecutors said 35-year-old Frank Ryan drilled a hole in the man's home, and then inserted a plastic tube connected to the natural gas line outside.He then tried to cover his tracks by putting duct tape on the home's doorbell camera. The plot was foiled after the man woke up to the smell of gas and found the tube.Ryan  will be sentenced next month.

Rockford Park District passes new safety measures

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - After a recent spike in after-hours parties in local parks, the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners took action at their Tuesday evening meeting. The board passed a number a measures they hope will “provide an environment where all are welcome and feel safe to play and recreate.“

Iconic Northern Illinois Landmark Is On The Brink Of Being Demolished

Residents in the Northern Illinois area, more specifically the Rockford region, have heard rumblings of renovations and improvements at Davis Park for the past few years. The park, whose name has been synonymous with Rockford for decades, has hosted many events in the past. Concerts, festivals, outdoor movies, outdoor ice...

Many with wrongful convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective go free

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx vacated seven murder convictions on Tuesday tied to disgraced former Chicago police Det. Reynaldo Guevara.Foxx said Guevara engaged in a "pattern and practice" of framing suspects and manipulating evidence.Five of the eight wrongfully convicted had been released in recent years. Two more were set to be released on Tuesday, with the eighth expected to be released soon.CBS 2's Chris Tye spoke to the victims whose stories are being believed by the system for the very first time.On Tuesday, the prison doors opened for one man in the Stateville Correctional Center in...

Beach Boys, Polish Fest, fairs and more: 14 things to do in the Rockford area this weekend

ROCKFORD — So much to do, so little time. The second weekend in August is filled with activities and events in the Rockford area for the entire family. What: The annual Boone County Fair features fun for the whole family. Attractions include carnival games, demolition derbies, live musical entertainment, horse shows, livestock exhibits, truck and tractor pulls and more.

Let’s Taco Bout The Top 6 Best Taco Joints In Rockford

I've been talking about all sorts of food lately. Thank goodness I'm never hungry, I'd be eating food all day long while writing these. We've went over many different foods we can find in Rockford. From cheese curds to burgers to cheese fries, I figured we'd branch off into a different direction today. Anybody craving tacos?

Driver Arrested for DUI Following Roll-Over Accident

Late Friday night, Ogle County Deputies, Byron Police, and Byron EMS responded to the vicinity of North Barker Road and Twin Oaks Drive in Byron for a reported motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a Chevrolet Silverado had struck a tree before being overturned. After an initial investigation, the...
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Ribbon cutting held for The End Zone Friday

ROCHELLE — On Friday, a ribbon cutting event was held downtown for The End Zone, a new bar at 417 Cherry Ave. owned by Kevin Crandall and Shane Erdman. Erdman said he’s enjoyed working on the business and that he and Crandall wanted to “build something different” downtown. The duo have added TVs and a sports bar theme. The goal is to have a different sports game on every TV.