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Six New Rockford Officers Sworn In

Posted: 12/30/2014 - The Rockford Police Department is almost at full force as it welcomes several new officers to the ranks.

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Phone App Could Help Grain Bin Rescue Workers

Updated: 12/30/2014 - Roger Bates waited five hours buried in his grain bin before being rescued last January. Now, there's a new tool for emergency crews to help cut down on crucial time.

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Quinn Inks New Eavesdropping Restrictions

Updated: 12/30/2014 - CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure putting new eavesdropping restrictions in place after the old law was declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Feds: 121K Illinoisans Sign Up For Health Plans

Posted: 12/30/2014 - CHICAGO -- A report says more than 121,000 Illinoisans selected health plans during the first month of the current sign-up period under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Court: June Deadline For Retiree Premium Refunds

Posted: 12/30/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A court has approved a schedule for refunds to tens of thousands of Illinois state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance over the last year and a half.

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Suspect Charged in Quadruple Murder

Posted: 12/30/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato announces Calvin L. Carter is charged with four counts of first degree murder for the quadruple murder in Rockford last weekend.

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Casino Expansion Possible in Illinois in 2015

Updated: 12/29/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford casino could provide our city millions of dollars. However, before we see any of that money, we'll need to see what cards lawmakers are playing in Springfield.

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Campaign Finance An Issue in 2 Illinois Counties

Posted: 12/29/2014 - DEKALB, Ill. -- Both DeKalb and Winnebago counties have approved a nonbinding resolution for the April ballot asking voters about the influence of money in politics.

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Black Monday Strikes the Chicago Bears

Posted: 12/29/2014 - The Bears have reportedly fired both head coach Marc Trestman and GM Phil Emery after their worst season in 10 years.

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