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Seven cars involved in Rockford pileup
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A seven-car pileup shut down parts of a busy Rockford intersection Sunday afternoon. It happened at Alpine Road and E. State Street around 1:42 p.m. Parts of the road were still open, but traffic was blocked in two lanes. One car was left on its side. The crash blocked those traveling […]
Community Life Center of Rockford offers programs for five-year-olds to 105-year-olds
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The challenges of our communities may look different from the oldest and youngest people, but the answers, advice and encouragement can now come from the same source. The mission of The Community Life Center is to create a successful life for everyone that walks through its...
Elderly woman sustains life-threatening injuries in Rockford fire
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — An elderly woman is fighting for her life at the hospital after a house fire. It happened in the 600 block of Central Avenue just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a bedroom window. The damage was contained to the bedroom. The fire was controlled […]
Home invader fatally stabbed by resident in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A man trying to force his way into a northern Illinois home died early Thursday after one of the residents there stabbed him, police said. The man was trying to enter the home around 1:50 a.m., the Rockford Police Department said. A man and a woman...
Active pattern sets in for the beginning of Spring
The Vernal Equinox is tomorrow, signifying the first day of Spring. Spring will officially begin at 4:24pm. This is when the center of the sun is directly above the equator bringing us roughly 12 hours of day and night. The sunrise in Rockford will be at 7am and sunset at 7:08pm!
Memphis lieutenant, involved in Tyre Nichols' death, retires a day before being fired
A Memphis police lieutenant involved in the Tyre Nichols beating has retired just a day before a hearing to fire him. Memphis lieutenant, involved in Tyre Nichols’ death, …. A Memphis police lieutenant involved in the Tyre Nichols beating has retired just a day before a hearing to fire...
Rockford celebrates ancient Sicilian tradition for St. Joseph’s Day
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — An ancient Sicilian tradition continued in Rockford on Sunday, as St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church hosted its annual “St. Joseph’s Day” altar. Many joined the church for the feast of meatless pasta, since it takes place during lent, omelets, vegetables and Italian pastries. The tradition came to America through Italian […]
Rockford record store celebrates 50 years of nostalgia
Retired bus driver Bob Morris, of Rockford, estimates he has shopped at Toad Hall Books and Records three times a week for decades. “Their selection of music is great,” Williams said. “I’ve purchased everything imaginable here over the years. Jazz, Blues, Rock. I’ve also purchased stereo equipment including amps, turntables and speakers.” ...
History of Rockford’s WWI training camp
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Historians are telling the story of Rockford’s Camp Grant. The Rockford Historical Society held their annual banquet and presentation at Midway Village Museum Sunday night. Rockford was chosen by the federal government for an army infantry training camp as the U.S. entered World War I back in 1917. Tens of thousands […]
Frozen fruit recalled due to Hepatitis A outbreak
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — There is a recall on frozen organic strawberries and tropical blend fruit because of an outbreak of Hepatitis A. The products are sold under several brand names, including “Simply Nature, Vital Choice, Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s.” They were sold at Aldi, Costco and Trader Joe’s. The Food and Drug Administration […]
Grace Lyons’ 3-pointer will be remembered forever as Rockford girls basketball claims first state championship
EAST LANSING -- The Rockford girls basketball team has its first state championship and the story of how it happened won’t soon be forgotten within the community. While there are many heroes in the tale, Rockford junior guard Grace Lyons is the focal point of the story’s climax.
Construction to begin on bridge over I-39 near Rockford. What you need to know
The bridge carrying Perryville Road over Interstate 39 and U.S. 20 will be closed for several months because of construction. Here's what you need to know. The Illinois Department of Transportation said construction on the bridge is expected to begin March 20. What kind of work is being done?. The...
Fred VanVleet foundation donates $36K to help kids tour HBCUs
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Fred VanVleet’s Family Foundation is donating $36,000 to help Rockford-area students get exposure to college. Wabongo Leadership Council and the VanVleet Family Foundation hosted a press conference on Friday to announce the inititative, at the Guysie Jenkins Resource Center on Clifton Avenue. The money will go toward Wabongo’s annual college tour, […]
Police: Rockford man wanted for 2022 homicide arrested in Florida
A Rockford man wanted in connection to a 2022 homicide has been taken into custody in Florida. Rockford police announced 29-year-old Dylan Denham was arrested Thursday. Denham was wanted in connection with an April 2022 fatal shooting in the area of 11th Street and 6th Avenue. Deontay Turner, 20, died in the shooting.
Rockford’s Mexican Independence Day Queen celebrates 80 years
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The first Rockford Mexican Independence Day Queen celebrates her 80th birthday while reminiscing about her time on the royal court. At just 15 years old, Beatrice Campos was crowned during the Mexican Independence Day celebration. In 1956, the number of Mexicans living in Rockford was less than 200, so the community viewed this celebration as a chance to honor Mexican History and educate others in the community.
elev815 members visit popular coffee shop in Rockton
Members of elev815, with their families and friends, gathered at DeeDee’s Main Street Coffee and Décor in Rockton on Thursday evening, March 16, 2023. DeeDee Weiser, owner of the shop and a member of elev815, hosted the event. The quaint little shop was packed with elev815 members, their...
Teenager charged with firing shots during robbery that left woman shot in Woodstock
A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult for allegedly firing shots during an attempted home invasion and robbery where a woman was shot at a residence in Woodstock. Quran Broomfield, 17, of Rockford, was charged with armed robbery, attempted home invasion, aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a handgun under 18.
Interim alderman for Rockford’s 11th Ward named
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford City Council will discuss filling its empty seat on Monday. Mayor Tom McNamara has named his choice. He selected Isidro Barrios as the interim 11th Ward alderman. Barrios has a background as a construction union laborer and foreman. He also worked as an instructor at the Chicago Regional Council of […]
8 people displaced in Rockford apartment fire
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Six adults and two children are displaced Friday after their second-floor apartment caught fire. Firefighters arrived around 1:30 p.m. at a building on the 1500 block of 5th Avenue for aid while smoke billowed from the building’s ventilation system. Luckily, the occupants were able to...
2022 Rockford murder suspect found in Florida
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A Rockford man accused of first-degree murder is arrested in Florida after nearly one year. Dylan Denham, 29, was arrested Thursday in Lehigh Acres, Fla. for the 2022 murder of 19-year-old Deontay Turner. Rockford police found Turner on April 14, 2022 lying on the ground with...
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