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"Let Freedom Ring" Event Honors Dr. King

Posted: 01/20/2014 - Families come together today to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with music and a call for peace across our community.

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Crime at Vacant Apartment Complex in Beloit

Posted: 01/20/2014 - Crime is becoming a problem at an apartment complex in Beloit after dozens of people are forced out of their homes claiming the building’s owner will not fix major structural problems.

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Beloit House Fire Under Investigation

Updated: 01/17/2014 - Fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked the fire inside a home in the 2100 block of Mildred Avenue.

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Competitors Finish Up Snow Sculptures

Posted: 01/17/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The flurries today didn't stop the snow sculpting teams who are hard at work out at Sinnissippi Park taking part in the 28th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. The groups have to finish their pieces before 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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Salvation Army to Open Thrift Store

Posted: 01/17/2014 - CHERRY VALLEY (WIFR) -- A local building that's sat empty for years is now getting a new owner. A thrift store is moving into the former Toys R' Us location across from Cherryvale Mall, bringing in nearly 40 jobs.

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Spending Bill May Re-Open Thomson Prison

Posted: 01/17/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Hundreds of millions of dollars could soon come to Illinois, thanks to the $1 trillion federal spending plan just signed by President Obama.

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UPDATE: Harlem Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

Updated: 01/17/2014 - A Harlem Middle School teacher will spend only four days in jail for sexually abusing a 17-year-old basketball player she coached back in 2008 at Belvidere High School.

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Classic TV Stars Die

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Heavy hearts for many Antenna TV fans, as two stars from classic comedies died.

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Rockford Part of New National Initiative

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Lowering crime in the Stateline is just one of the many goals being talked about in the Transform Rockford movement and now the initiative is getting support on a national level.

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RACVB Scores More Sports Tournaments

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Rockford just scored a big win, more than half a dozen sports tournaments are coming to the Forest City in the next two years.

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OSS: Loves Park K9 Unit on Patrol

Posted: 01/16/2014 - The Loves Park Police Department has a secret weapon when it comes to sniffing out crime in the Stateline.

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