Updated: 07/18/2012 - Operation Clean Sweep started in October, 2012. Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their agencies joined forced to serve warrants, check on parolees, and find drug dealers.
Updated: 07/11/2012 - Veteran Rockford Police Officer Steve Tomasino has filed a lawsuit against the city of Rockford and Police Chief Chet Epperson for what he calls an abuse of authority and retaliation.
Updated: 07/04/2012 - A music video made in Rockford and posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 4,500 times in the last week. It's a re-make of the famous NWA song "F*** tha Police," except local rappers re-wrote the lyrics about incidents that have happened in Rockford over the last few years, including police-involved shootings.
Posted: 07/02/2012 - A local man has been arrested more than 60 times over the course of his life..and he's just 60 years old.
Posted: 06/27/2012 - Caught on Tape: Do you recognize these suspects?
Updated: 06/27/2012 - 23 News Operation Safer Streets teams up with Rockford Police to bring you Cops on the Block on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer.
Updated: 06/22/2012 - Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced today that the Winnebago County Integrity Task Force completed a thorough investigation of the officer involved shooting which occurred on January 28, 2012.
Posted: 06/20/2012 - 23 NEWS has been bringing you Operation Safer Streets stories for near a year now, but today was the first time Operation Safer Streets actually teamed up with Rockford Police to try to make a neighborhood safer.
Updated: 06/20/2012 - Today, the 23 NEWS "Operation Safer Streets" hits the streets with a special police outreach program aimed at helping fight crime in Rockford's neighborhoods.
Updated: 07/09/2012 - It's been nearly a decade since 14-year-old Kory Kallenbach, a freshman at Guilford High School, was hit by a car and left to die near the entrance to Rock Cut State Park.
Updated: 06/13/2012 - Criminals are targeting group homes in downtown Rockford, robbing unsuspecting senior citizens.
Updated: 06/27/2012 - 23 News’ Operation Safer Streets program is teaming up with the Rockford Police Department to bring you Cops on the Block.
Updated: 06/12/2012 - What would you do if you went to open a checking account for your child only to discover someone else had already fraudulently opened one? Well it's happening here in the Stateline.
Updated: 06/11/2012 - Illinois has a new law that lets local prosecutors go after street gangs in the same way federal authorities tackle the Mafia.
Updated: 06/11/2012 - Rockford's 911 operators only speak English so what do they do when someone calls speaking a different language?
Updated: 06/07/2012 - When 23 News got recordings of the 911 calls made the night of the shooting at the BP on Auburn we were surprised when some callers weren't even asked for their names.
Updated: 06/06/2012 - When a Beloit woman's best friend was murdered she couldn't rest until the case was finally closed -- and decades later it eventually was. Now she's trying to help solve other cold cases.
Updated: 06/18/2012 - Rafael Santos Jr. was found guilty of Three Counts of First Degree Murder.
Posted: 05/31/2012 - Local leaders aren't waiting around for any formal decisions from Springfield. They're moving forward with plans to help prisoners transition back into society.
Updated: 06/18/2012 - Ceasefire's current budget is $200,000. That pays four case workers and one "violence interrupter" to pound the streets at night, looking for people living in violent parts of the community.
Updated: 05/29/2012 - Big news in the Baby Crystal case today: as you may remember, Katie Stockton is accused of leaving her infant daughter to freeze to death on the side of the road.
Updated: 05/24/2012 - Remember the home invasion we told you about yesterday where the suspect was caught on surveillance video? Well, police caught him today. He’s facing charges of home invasion, aggravated assault and battery.
Updated: 05/21/2012 - Illinois' highest ranking law enforcer thinks he has a solution to save the state millions of dollars a year. But being Illinois, politics is getting in the way.
Posted: 05/17/2012 - The FBI, ATF, and Winnebago County Sheriff's Department have busted a home filled with drug paraphernalia and 400-thousand dollars cash.