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Deputy Chief Retiring After Four Decades

Updated: 09/02/2014 - WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- A local detective officially says good-bye to a job he's called his life for the last four decades.

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Quinn, Rauner on Minimum Wage Hike

Updated: 09/01/2014 - There are just 65 days until we vote for a new governor and on Labor Day both candidates are not taking a holiday break.

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Bad Weather Pushes up Food Prices

Posted: 09/01/2014 - Analysts blame the higher prices on the weather. Drought is boosting the price of milk, dairy, fruits and veggies..and coffee.

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Magic Waters Closing for 2014 Season

Posted: 09/01/2014 - It's the last chance for us to cool off at Magic Waters for the season. While it's a beautiful day out, thunderstorms and cooler temperatures forced the park to close more than usual. That hasn't stopped thousands of people from packing out the water park this year.

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Labor Day Parade Honors Workforce

Updated: 09/01/2014 - For some people, it's all about the free candy at the Labor Day Parade in downtown Rockford, but for people like Rick Thompson, it's a day to remember those who work hard in the Stateline and nationwide.

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Home Repair Fraud Incidents Rising

Posted: 09/01/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford police have received several complaints of home repair fraud on the city's east side.

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Anne Frank's Stepsister Visits

Posted: 08/31/2014 - Through her famous diaries, Anne Frank gave us a better understanding of what it was like to be held prisoner in a concentration camp. Earlier today we get a unique look into frank's life, from her stepsister.

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Run... Walk... Wheel for RAMP

Updated: 08/30/2014 - A local organization says there are tens of millions of people in American living with a disability and that group ran, walked and wheeled in honor of those who struggle.

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Suicide Prevention Fundraiser Held in Freeport

Updated: 08/30/2014 - Back in February 2011, Elaine Larsen and her family endured a horror like no other, they lost their only child Cody to suicide. Now they are getting the word out to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Epperson Talks About Police Response

Posted: 08/30/2014 - Rockford police say they're learning from Ferguson, Missouri. Five years ago Rockford Police were in a similar situation after the deadly officer involved shooting of Mark Barmore.

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