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Park District Police Uses Segways to Fight Crime

Updated: 07/18/2014 - Bikers, walkers, park goers, and even our kids splashing around at Magic Water are staying safe this summer thanks in part to a pretty cool tool used by the Rockford Park District Police.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Bodies-in-Suitcases Case

Posted: 07/18/2014 - A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to hide their bodies in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin road.

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Lawyer in Stabbing Case Seeks Girl's Mental Record

Posted: 07/18/2014 - An attorney for one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional online character is seeking access to the other girl's mental health records.

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Illinois Governor Hopefuls Spar Over Jobs, Economy

Updated: 07/17/2014 - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn are laying out competing visions for how to create jobs and improve Illinois' economy.

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Construction Starts on 9/11 Memorial

Posted: 07/17/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- After years of fundraising, construction is finally underway for the Winnebago County 9/11 memorial.

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Ukrainian Minister Visits Rockford

Posted: 07/17/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- While everyone tries to answer the questions left from today's plane crash, Ukrainians are still in need of help and on the ground. There is still hope for a resolution.

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New School Vaccination Requirements in Illinois

Updated: 07/18/2014 - It's hard to believe but come next week some kids will be headed back to school and there are some new vaccination requirements families need to know about.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls Again in June

Posted: 07/17/2014 - CHICAGO -- The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment dropped in June to 7.1 percent. It was the fourth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate.

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Man Shot in Hand After Drive By Shooting

Posted: 07/17/2014 - ROCKFORD -- A 24 year old man is shot in his hand during a drive by shooting that happened sometime after midnight Wednesday.

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