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Violent Crime on the Rise in Rockford

Updated: 02/05/2016 - After what they call a "banner year" in 2014, Rockford Police say violent crime has made a significant 26 percent rise despite overall crime being down an estimated two percent.

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US Exports Fell In 2015 For First Time Since Recession

Posted: 02/05/2016 - The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global trade six years ago.

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UPDATE: Rockford Releases Davis Park Master Plan

Posted: 02/04/2016 - Dozens of people get their first look at the master plan that hopes to rejuvenate a forgotten space in the city of Rockford, some saying, "It's about time."

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Rockton Boy Gets Wish Granted

Updated: 02/04/2016 - It’s the chance of a lifetime and a dream come true for an 8-year-old Rockton boy and his family.

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Local Health Officials Respond to Zika Virus

Updated: 02/04/2016 - The spread of the Zika Virus has many travelers in a panic and at the Rock River Valley Blood Center, Jen Bowman has to worry about the possibility of transmission.

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New Deli Opens in Downtown Freeport

Updated: 02/04/2016 - Freeport residents now have a new deli to go to for a quick bite to eat, as one family expands their business.

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