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Freeport House Goes Up in Flames

Updated: 02/27/2015 - FREEPORT (WIFR) -- A Freeport house is heavily damaged after a fire burned for a few hours.

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UPDATE: Dog Gets Second Chance at Life

Updated: 02/27/2015 - Chloe the pit bull found herself in the middle of an alleged murder, shot several times by responding Freeport police officers, but almost a year later, Chloe is doing just fine.

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No Cultivation Center for Lee County

Posted: 02/27/2015 - Lee County loses out on its medical marijuana growing facility after the company that planned to run the site didn’t pay required state fees.

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Rockford Fire Department Hiring

Updated: 02/27/2015 - If we think we have what it takes to be a firefighter the Rockford Fire Department is looking for 20 new recruits.

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What to Do About Bullying

Updated: 02/27/2015 - Nearly half of all children will experience school bullying at some point in elementary, middle or high school. A local district is dealing with what some kids say seems to be the norm.

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Star Trek Star Leonard Nimoy Dies

Posted: 02/27/2015 - Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

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Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in southeastern Missouri

Posted: 02/27/2015 - Authorities say seven people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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UPDATE: AAR Funding Approved By Big Three Taxing Bodies

Updated: 02/26/2015 - The city of Rockford will invest $5 million, Winnebago County $8 million into the planned maintenance and repair overhaul facility at the Rockford Airport and city leaders are hopeful this project will make the entire region's economy soar.

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Beloit Police Department Review

Updated: 02/26/2015 - The City of Beloit has had its hands full with crime lately and now they have another problem. Some police officers are coming forward with concerns over the department's leadership.

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Gas Prices to Increase

Updated: 02/26/2015 - After seeing some relief at the pump for a few months, prices are expected to climb back up drastically.

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Sentencing of Ex-Illinois Rep Shouldn't Be Delayed

Updated: 02/26/2015 - Prosecutors want a federal judge in Chicago to go ahead with the sentencing of former Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction despite illness that could soon take his life.

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