ROCKFORD -- Tuesday afternoon, Republican candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner will be in Rockford to promote early voting. The irony is that voters in Winnebago County and Rockford won't be able to do so. A second error with the race for Winnebago County Forest Preserve Commissioner has forced the city and county to suspend early voting. Initially, absentee ballots had
DIXON - A threat at a local school has police on high alert. Police say a threat was left on a wall at Reagan Middle School Monday. It was written in the 7th and 8th grade wing of the school. Police searched bags to find any evidence related to the threat. "We do not believe the threat is credible" says
FREEPORT - A man is under arrest after a shots fired incident. Tyesean Johnson, 18, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. The incident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 19th near the area of Galena and High. An officer spotted Johnson walking between two houses on Prospect Terrace, which is a short distance from where the shots had been
ROCKFORD - A fire in the kitchen forces three people out of their home. The fire happened around 1:30pm Monday at 2211 Jonquil Place. Investigators say it started in the kitchen. A pan in the oven caught fire. One of the residents then removed the pan and placed it on a stove. However, she threw a towel on top of
New York City - It was a special night for WTVO and WQRF0TV as Perry Sook, the Chairman, President, and CEO of our parent company Nexstar Broadcasting Group, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Sook was one of 12 industry pioneers honored Monday night in New York City. Others included 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts,
The First Warn Weatherisk will remain Low this afternoon. High pressure will continue to dominate the skies across the Great Lakes today and tomorrow. Despite the sunshine, however, temperatures will be running a little below average with highs in the 50's today and Wednesday. A return back to the 60's, and possibly 70's, will occur by this weekend. You can
ILLINOIS -- Many voters hit the polls early to do their civic duty as Americans and vote. “Like other people in other countries but they can't do this or duty to vote.” Take Dallas miller. He says he has to work Election Day so he visited his local County Clerk's office to cast his vote early. Monday marks the first
Belvidere, IL Monday, October 20, 2014 – Allegations made against the Belvidere High School football program promoted an internal investigation by the district and an external investigation by the Belvidere Police Department. “Student safety is our number one priority,” stated Superintendent Dr. Michael Houselog. “We received information indicating a student’s safety was at risk, and the district took steps necessary
ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is working to build relationships with the community in order to make the city a safer place, by teaming up with local religious leaders in a special clergy training program, which works one-on-one with church leaders. Police are hopeful the program will help bring down the crime rate. "We are extending an invitation out
(ROCKFORD) When you see numbers like '28 miles in the city, 33 miles on the highway,' on a new car sticker, you don't necessarily expect they are gas mileage numbers for a sport utility vehicle (SUV). New technology within modern SUV's is helping fuel a big drop in national gas prices. By election day, they're expected to drop under the $3
BELVIDERE, IL--A former Belvidere North High School history teacher, Jenee Blackert, plead guilty on Monday to one count of criminal sexual abuse. Blackert was accused last year of having sexual relations with a seventeen year old student. The student submitted an impact statement that explains how the victim felt manipulated by Blackert. It reads, “You were my favorite teacher; one
BELVIDERE - The board hoped to breath a collective sigh of relief, but the end of one contentious situation is being greeted with another. The Belvidere School Board meets tonight. They're expected to ratify the contract they agreed to with the Belvidere Education Association. The union ratified it last week after several sessions with a federal mediator. But, it's not
WTVO/WQRF - With dwindling state funding and a debt growing by the day, the Meridian Schools Superintendent will reach out to voters to make ends meet. Superintendent PJ Caposey announced a series of three town hall meetings to be held Monday and Tuesday to educate voters on a tax referendum on the November ballot. The referendum, if passed, will raise
CHICAGO - It's Round three in the Gubernatorial debates. Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and Bruce Rauner (R) will faceoff tonight at 8pm in their third and final debate, which will be aired on ABC 7 in Chicago. It's a key debate for both candidates. A recent poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows neither candidate has the advantage.
ROCKFORD - Early voting is underway. Voters can cast their ballots from now until Nov. 2. The Illinois State Board of Elections website has a database to help voters find their assigned polling places. Early voting locations include libraries, village halls and community centers throughout the state, and are listed by county clerks' offices. Democrats and Republicans are working hard
ROCKFORD - Firefighters get an early start to the day. A house caught fire around 3am Monday at a home near Roosevelt Rd. and Collins St. When firefighters arrived on scene, the entire one-story home was burning. Firefighters flanked the home to keep it from spreading next door. Crews were able to put it out and no one was hurt.
ROCKFORD - Gas prices continue dropping. According to GasBuddy.com, the price for gasoline fell about five cents in the past week. The new average in the Forest City is now $3.13/g. Three gas stations in particular are helping to drive that price down. GasBuddy.com reports three gas stations are charging under $3.00/g: Sam's Club ($2.98/g) Road Ranger - 3429 N.
ROCKFORD - Rockford Police are investigating an overnight shooting incident on the city's West side. Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Winnebago Street just after midnight on Friday. Several callers reported hearing approximately 5 gun shots. No one was injured in the shooting. Police say the suspects were driving a gold Dodge Caravan and a late model blue
BELOIT - A national study names Beloit as one of the best places for single people to find a mate. The pew research center looked at 260 metro areas to find what unmarried singles value in relationships. According to pew researchers, women are interested in finding a man with a job. The City of Beloit has one of the highest
ROCKFORD - A man armed with a box cutter robs a Rockford gas station. Police responded to the Road Ranger gas station in the 3400 block of North Main Street just before 4:00 Sunday morning. Officers say a suspect described as a Black male in his mid twenties around 6 ft. tall, and 150 pounds stole an undisclosed amount of