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Operation Safer Streets Launches

Updated: 11/15/2011 - Regular viewers of 23 News have probably noticed our increased coverage of crime and the justice system. Today we officially begin "Operation Safer Streets."

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Vandalism Reports Often Low Priority for Police

Updated: 11/15/2011 - We got a tip from Facebook that cars were being broken into in South East Rockford, but police weren't responding to 911 calls so we talked to the police to find out what’s going on.

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Grant Accepted: Rockford Police to Add Officers

Updated: 11/08/2011 - It’s official. The Rockford Police Department will have new officers on the street the first week of January. We have more on where the officers will be stationed.

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Delayed Prosecution as an Intervention

Updated: 10/28/2011 - If you get in trouble with the law it's rare to get a second chance, but State's Attorney Joe Bruscato wants to give first-time offenders a get out of jail free pass starting January 1.

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Operation Clean Sweep; Police Haul in Offenders

Updated: 10/19/2011 - Local law enforcement departments are spending the day hunting down wanted felons. So far, 38 people were arrested on outstanding warrants and hauled into jail. It’s being called “Operation Clean Sweep.”

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Prostitution Crackdown

Updated: 10/12/2011 - One crime that just doesn't seem to be getting any better in Rockford is prostitution. In fact, there are more than sixty prostitution complaints filed each month.

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Forbes: Rockford is the 10th Most Dangerous City in America

Posted: 10/11/2011 - Rockford just cracks the top ten of a list it does not want to be on: the Forest City ranks as the tenth most dangerous American city by Forbes magazine with 760 violent crimes per 100 thousand residents.

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Examining Prison Sentencing Fairness

Posted: 10/11/2011 - While getting out of jail might be a concern for some--others are just worried about fair sentences especially when it comes to driving drunk.

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