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Fatal racing accident at Byron Dragway

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office says a 60-year-old man from Ohio passed away Saturday morning around 11 a.m. after getting ejected out of his car, while racing at the Byron Dragway.


Two people are in serious condition after a car crash on Rockford’s Northside at the intersection of North Central Avenue and Ashland Avenue around 6 p.m this evening.



The family of a Loves Park woman is remembering their daughter who was killed in a boating accident a year ago. They say time heals all wounds, but for Megan Wells’ family, the pain is stronger than ever a year later.


Rockford Police Department say they responded to an armed robbery that occurred around 4:40 p.m. Saturday at Family Dollar on North Rockton Avenue.


Testing to find candidates to join the Sheriff's Department and Winnebago County Corrections


2 female suspects invade a home on Rockford's Southeast side


Alpaca farming a growing trend for inexperienced farmers


UPDATE: Suspect in marijuana operation at Rockford warehouse sentenced


Belvidere celebrates Heritage Days


Study identifies worst social networks for mental health


Raising awareness for Dairy Month


Families getting muddy for International Mud Day


Family adopts medically-fragile child and helps her thrive


Bicyclists travel around Rockford in 12 hour bike tour


Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan


Local high school works to meet required standards


Mama Cimino passes away after battle with cancer


Illinois governor signs repeat gun offender plan into law


Governor threatens to reject 911 funding bill over fee hikes


London police ponder manslaughter in tower fire


Walker to promote Wisconsin cheese in statewide tour


Belvidere Fire rescues two stranded after canoe flipped


Man charged with third OWI after allegedly hitting squad car


Loves Park Police looking for missing 25-year-old woman


Lawmakers still divided over budget after 2nd session day


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