Behind-the-Scenes at Rockford Area Crime Stoppers

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It’s one of the first and most successful Crime Stoppers programs in the country and it started over 30 years ago in Rockford.

“We got a couple lawyers and bankers and media people and it just blossomed from there.”

23 News Anchor Mike Garrigan takes a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Stateline crime fighting program that has paid out nearly $2 million in reward money and captured nearly $60 million worth of drugs, cash and property. Find out what Mike call’s the three C’s for Crime Stoppers’ successful run in Rockford, only on the 23 News Update at 10.

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