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Church Cooperative Creates Hero House

Updated: 09/16/2013 - In Freeport, members of a local church cooperative think they have found a more effective way to help homeless veterans, but they'll need our help.

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Rockford Gas Prices Drop Eight Cents

Posted: 09/16/2013 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Average gas prices in the Rockford area are around $3.55 per gallon. That's an eight-cent drop within the last week.

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Freeport School District Faces Budget Deficit

Updated: 09/15/2013 - A local school district that seemed immune to deficits during the recession is now dealing with its first shortfall for the first time in nearly a decade.

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Landlord Registry Almost Ready for Launch

Updated: 09/15/2013 - The City of Rockford is almost ready to debut a new tool that will keep landlords in the loop when police are called to their units.

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Man Arrested for Two Rockford Burglaries

Posted: 09/14/2013 - One man who police say broke into a couple homes is now behind bars, and officers say it's all thanks to a neighbor turned crime-fighter.

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Drug Bust Leads to 7 Arrests

Posted: 09/14/2013 - Seven people have been sent to jail after police tell us they found three loaded hand guns, cocaine, and marijuana inside a local home.

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Construction traffic has parents worried about their children's safety

Updated: 09/13/2013 - Some mothers living near the future Auburn and Main roundabout say they’re scared for the safety of their children now that the intersection will be shut down completely next week. Those who live nearby say the project is forcing more cars into their neighborhood.

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I-90/State Street Ramp Closure Starts Monday

Updated: 09/13/2013 - A major Stateline construction project is expected to cause significant delays this fall and it all starts Monday. The plan is to shut down the East State Street entrance and exit ramps to I-90 for nearly two months, which could mean a huge hit to local businesses.

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Cooking Mishap Sparks Fire

Updated: 09/13/2013 - Eight people are homeless after a fire tore through their kitchen.

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First West Nile Virus Related Death Reported in Illinois

Updated: 09/13/2013 - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first death of a person with West Nile virus in Illinois for 2013. An elderly Logan County resident became ill with West Nile virus in mid-August and has died.

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