ROCKFORD -- Rockford police issue an alert to avoid a west side intersection after a serious car crash. The crash is in the 1900 block of Kilburn Avenue between Knight Avenue and Ridgeway. Police say a vehicle left the roadway and hit a power pole. The driver then fled on foot. The impact did knock out power in the area. Officers are looking
The First Warn Weatherisk will be Low Wednesday night with mostly clear skies and another blast of frigid winter air. Temperatures will fall a few degrees below zero overnight with wind chills near -15° by morning. Sunshine is back back for Thursday with highs in the teens. One more cold night is expected Thursday night before we finally start warming
Rockford - Phones ringing non-stop at the Winnebago County 9-1-1 call center. These dispatchers are in the middle of their usual 12 hour shift, and some of them have been working seven days straight. Sgt. Stephen DePauw “Right now with our short staff, the person who is working the radio, may have to answer the telephone at the same
ROCKFORD -- Rockford Airfest boasting a new twist to it's annual "Run the Runway" race. This year, stateliners will be able to run alongside some of the Airfest performers! Participants can choose between a 5K or 1 mile run. There's also a fun run for the kids. "Run the Runway" takes place June 5th. All proceeds go toward Winnebago County
Springfield -- State Representative John M. Cabello (R-Machesney Park) has filed legislation to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois, but only for the most heinous violent crimes which involve murder. House Bill 4059 would narrow the list for prosecutors seeking capital punishment for a convicted first degree murderer to the murder of a peace officer, correctional employee or fireman while
ROCKFORD -- Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) will bring his 'Plan to Empower Illinois Taxpayers' to Freeport and Rockford on Thursday. The Governor has faced withering criticism for his proposed deep cuts in many state programs. On Thursday, several Stateline-area mayors will meet to discuss the impact a 50% cut in state aid would have on Illinois cities. Other groups representing those
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Rockford- Sheriff Gary Caruana says the county's dispatch center is short staffed, and that is putting civilians at risk.