UPDATE (8/20/14): A judge rules against the Rockford Police Chief in jurisdiction case. Judge Eugene Doherty ruled Wednesday that the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners does indeed have the authority to hire, fire, and discipline the Police Chief. Epperson's lawyer, Thomas McGuire, claimed only Mayor Larry Morrissey had the authority to make decisions regarding Epperson. Today's ruling is the
The First Warn Weatherisk will stay at Moderate Thursday night. Shower and thunderstorm chances will lessen a little for the evening and overnight, but scattered rain activity will still be possible. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s. It looks like we'll see a few hours of dry weather Friday morning before scattered storm chances return for the afternoon.
UPDATE (8/21/14): Brown finally made up his mind and agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. He pled guilty to two counts out of 17, which are attempted 1st degree murder and unlawful restraint. Attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. UPDATE (2:50pm): Brown is having second thoughts about his plea deal. His lawyer informed the
UPDATE (8/21/14): Illinois State Police has identified the men involved in last night's violent incident: Ronaldo Fort, 19 DeAngelo Brooks, 19 Bryant Locke, 20 All three men are charged with armed robbery. The charge stems from a robbery at a US Cellular in Belvidere. The store manager declined to go on camera. But, says the store has installed security cameras
ROCKFORD - Four men are in custody for burglary after an alert citizen allegedly caught them in the act. The incident happened around noon Wednesday at the Old Church School at 1419 Blaisdell Street. Four suspects pulled up to the church in a green pick-up truck. A neighbor saw this and called police right away. Police arrived on scene and
JANESVILLE - A car accident leads to one man under arrest. The incident happened around 4:30pm on Wednesday. Randy Bluhm, 48, made a wide turn and nearly struck a curb at the intersection of W. Delevan and S. Washington. Police say he over corrected and crossed the centerline. An officer tried to pull him over, but the driver ran over