ROCKFORD - Another gas station on Main Street in Rockford is robbed, but this time they took more than money. Rockford police responded to an armed robbery in the 3300 block of North Main Street at the Mobile gas station around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say the suspect entered the business, walked up to the counter with a handgun and
ROCKFORD, IL—“I'm running on no sleep and it's worth every penny,” said record collector, Josh Richter. Alec Haste is also a collector, and he said, “It is worth the trip, if only for the experience, like I could not spend a dime and be happy with being here.” They're talking about the first ever Rockford Record Crawl. The two friends
If you're heading out Friday night, you might want to grab the umbrella. The First Warn Weatherisk will be Moderate with the chance for drizzle in the evening. If we see any wet weather, fog will also be possible as we go through the night. Overnight lows will cool into the low 50s. Aside from some lingering fog Saturday morning,
Chad Johnson sees them almost every night. Johnson, a Boone County resident, said, “I have to go to work at night, I work third shift, so they're on the road when I’m trying to get to work.” Drunk drivers are a danger to all of us. Michelle courier is the Boone County State's Attorney, and she said, “Drunk driving is
"My heart was racing," says a Rockford bus rider, Aaron McInturff, as he shot this video of the bus he was just riding on, catching fire, near the intersection of Rockton and Halsted. His video showing flames and smoke pouring out of the engine compartment in the rear of the bus as firefighters hose it down. "I was sitting in the
UPDATE (10/24/14): Martin was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday by Judge Patrick Heaslip. He'll also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for two years. According to the plea deal, Martin pled guilty to failure to report an accident involving death after leaving the scene. It's a felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison. UPDATE (5/16/14): Martin pled guilty
(CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posted at 3:23 p.m. ET] A student at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School walked into the school's cafeteria, went up to a table with students, "came up from behind ... and fired about six bullets into the backs of them," witness Jordan Luton told CNN. "They were his friends, so it wasn't just random," Luton
ROCKFORD - A teen is in custody after he allegedly robbed to businesses. UPDATE (10/24/14): Police have charged Bryce Buczynski, 19, with aggravated robbery and and attempted aggravated robbery. In addition to the Mobil incident, police say Buczynski attempted to rob the Walgreens on Charles Street. Similar to the Mobil robbery, he implied he had a gun and demanded cash.
ROCKFORD - A ride on the bus is anything but ordinary after an engine malfunction. The front of a city bus turned into a fireball. It's not clear at this time what caused the engine to malfunction. The fire started around 4pm Thursday near the intersection of Rockton and Halsted. Luckily, a fire station was nearby and able to put
ILLINOIS -- The Supreme Court decision which allows Hobby Lobby and other corporations to refuse birth control coverage to their employees on religious grounds, set firestorms across the country. In Illinois , opponents of the ruling say restricting contraception can cost the state millions. Illinois is asking voter whether or not employers should be required to cover birth control as
ROCKFORD - Governor Pat Quinn took a break from campaigning Thursday afternoon to announce a new community health center coming to Rockford. Crusader Community Health receiving an investment to acquire and renovate a new building. The Governor says the funds will allow the state to reduce healthcare spending and save taxpayers money. Most importantly, he says it'll create jobs. "We
Beloit - A deceased pit bull lay in a cage along the tree line behind Del Mae Motel in Beloit before being discovered Tuesday. Police believe the dog died of starvation, and had been dead for weeks. Kathy Mehalko, of the animals rights group Angels 4 Animals, says, "Animals have emotions, just like we do. They feel pain, they feel
STEPHENSON COUNTY -- Thousands of ballots are ready to be used by voters who, thanks to a new policy, are now able to register vote the same day. Vici Otte, the Stephenson County Clerk and Recorder, and she said, “You know, we have never done this before, we really don't know what to expect.” It's all part of what's called
ROCKFORD -- "It's exciting," Kamesha Seagle says when she sees dozens of veterans walk through the doors of Rockford's VA Clinic to attend a health fair. "The goal [of the fair was] to let veterans know what's offered here at the Rockford VA Clinic, while also allowing veterans to see whats offered in the community," said Seagle. Vietnam veteran Terry Gustafson says it provides
ROCKFORD - A woman is robbed and beaten on the city's west side. The incident happened at 1110 Morgan Street. Rockford Police, Winnebago Co. Sheriff's deputies, and Illinois State Police all responded. Police say two suspects entered through an unlocked door in the back the home. They found a 22 year-old woman inside and demanded cash, but she didn't have
ROCKFORD - The Forest City's unemployment rate improves slightly year to year. The current unemployment rate in Rockford is now 8.2%, which is down from 11.3% at this time last year. While it appears to be big decrease, it's actually a bit deceiving. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Rockford had a total of 148,100 jobs in Sept.
ROCKFORD -- Just a few days after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Rockford to campaign for Candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner, another big Republican name will visit the Stateline. Sen. John McCain (R)-AZ, who unsuccessfully ran against Barack Obama for President, will take part in a Veterans Town Hall meeting on Friday. He will be joined by Rep.
DEKALB - A gas line catches fire after being hit by a construction crew. The fire started around 10am and is still burning as of 12:15pm. It happened at 459 Red Wing Lane. Firefighters say a construction crew hit a gas line while digging. The flames spread quickly. When firefighters arrived on scene, several pieces of equipment from the workers
WTVO/WQRF -- 'We Ask America' has released a series of Congressional polls in Illinois, and one big surprise is the race in the 17th District between incumbant Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos and Republican challenger and former incumbant Bobby Schilling. According to 'We Ask America,' which uses automated phone calls to get results, Bustos has opened up an impressive 16 point
WTVO/WQRF - For those looking to beat the flu this season, free flu shots are up for grabs. Several health care and educational institutions are providing free flu shots throughout the day Thursday. However, not everyone qualifies. Recipients must be between 18-64 years old, have no health insurance, unemployed, or can't afford a flu shot. Below is a list of