Updated: 09/14/2005 - Airport leaders says it's a winning hand for the community beginning Nov. 3, Allegiant Air will begin non-stop service from Rockford to Las Vegas, the airline will offer four flights a week out of RFD.
Updated: 09/13/2005 - New Orleans evacuees arrived in Rockford on Sunday, but it's estimated that an additional 117 evacuees arrived in the city on their own fleeing to Rockford to stay with family and friends.
Updated: 09/13/2005 - The city of Lake Charles, Louisiana has a friend in the city of Belvidere. The Mural city's leaders are organizing a community wide effort to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Updated: 09/12/2005 - Willowbrook Road is closed to through traffic between Rockton Road and Prarie Hill Road.
Updated: 09/12/2005 - One man is dead after a shooting early Monday morning, marking the 14th murder of the year. Rockford police say the shooting happened in the 400 block of 15th Avenue.
Updated: 09/12/2005 - Fifty-one evacuees from the New Orleans area arrive late Sunday night in the Forest City, a city now known for its refuge, and open arms.
Updated: 09/11/2005 - At a special anniversary ceremony at Rock Valley College, speakers remember the horrors and hope that resulted from the 9/11 attacks.
Updated: 09/11/2005 - Police say they have a handful of the men responsible; others are still at large.
Updated: 09/09/2005 - Rochelle Railroad expands to the south past I-88.
Updated: 09/09/2005 - Every day that goes by the suffering of gulf coast residents becomes clearer. But we also see glimmers of hope as local residents give all they can to help those hurricane victims.
Updated: 02/02/2007 - Sixteen local fire fighters are in New Orleans right now assisting with relief efforts.
Updated: 09/08/2005 - We have seen the horrors, and the heartbreak that now consumes the Gulf Coast region. The reality of that disaster deeply touched the lives of one Freeport family. Their daughter and grandchildren were stranded in Mississippi, and Barbara and Denny Shores set off to bring them home.
Updated: 09/07/2005 - Salvation Army of Winnebago County is raising money at Rockford stores the next two weekends for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.
Updated: 09/06/2005 - Rockford officials are ready and waiting to welcome Hurricane Katrina evacuees.