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RPS 205 bus carrying children hit by gunfire in shootout

One day after a shootout between people in two cars, 13 WREX learns a Rockford school bus full of children was caught in the crossfire and hit.


Next Rockford educating people on potential switch to home rule Video included

Rockford hasn't been a home rule community since the 1980's when the city reverted back to strictly state laws due to tax concerns.  With the city mulling a switch back to home rule, Next Rockford is doing everything it can to educate residents on the pros and cons of home rule. 


Rockford Chamber looking for local healthcare solutions Video included

Lawmakers in the Rockford Chamber of Commerce are looking for local solutions to the ongoing healthcare problem in the country. 


Special lodge honors memory of fallen Marine from Byron

A fallen Marine from Byron continues to help veterans seven years after his death.


Local Puerto Rican food business holding fundraiser for devastated island

Wepa Cuisine is having a pop up dinner and Puerto Rico disaster relief fundraiser next month.


Rockford project aims to empower residents to be cheerleaders for their own neighborhood Video included

Where do you live? Why have you stayed there? Why do you love it?  Those are the types of questions that are being asked of Rockford residents through the Great Neighborhood Project.  


Early winter outlook showing wetter than usual conditions Video included

While it's still early to be thinking about the winter, the Climate Prediction Center has issued their long range outlook for December, January, and February.


Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened'


President Donald Trump's chief envoy to the United Nations is describing Russian interference in the 2016 election as "warfare". More>>

Illinois sees drop in teenage driving deaths on the road Video included

Fewer teens are dying behind the wheel in Illinois.  The state says it's seeing a 51 percent drop in teenager driver deaths within the last decade.  


Winnebago County suspends inmate work crew Video included

Two to six inmates who are sentenced to the Winnebago County Jail for low level offenses were able to help non-profit organizations and municipalities around the county, under the supervision of a corrections officer.


One arrested in Rockford shootout, one arrested after deputy is attacked at the scene

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office makes an arrest in Wednesday's shootout in Rockford's Midtown, and another arrest after an officer is attacked at that scene.


Self storage company taking over part of old Loves Park Kmart building Video included

Loves Park Mayor Greg Jury (left), Sunil Puri Loves Park Mayor Greg Jury (left), Sunil Puri

An empty shopping center in Loves Park is starting to come to life again.  The old Kmart on East Riverside Boulevard closed years ago, but now First Midwest Group is looking to revitalize the whole intersection of Forest Hills and Riverside. 


Canadian man charged with child sex assault in McHenry County

Robert Gould Robert Gould

Authorities in McHenry County say a Canadian man has been arrested on multiple child sexual assault charges. 


Suspect convicted of sexually assaulting child in Rockford

James Abron James Abron

A Rockford man has been found guilty of sexually abusing a child.  


Ford recalls over a million F-series pickup trucks

Ford Motor Company says it is recalling about 1.3 million trucks in North America to fix a problem that may result in a door not opening or closing. T


Teacher of the Week: Amber Dargel- Stone Creek School Video included

At Stone Creek School in Roscoe a change in the lives of Amber Dargels special needs students is clear.  "They are excelling amazingly since the beginning of the year," said Dargel.  It's Dargels first year teaching at Stone Creek but her passion for special needs students was planted much earlier.  "It's always just kind of been in me," said Dargel. "Working with my cousin who has special need, I've always had a passion for this population.&... More>>

DIGGING DEEPER: Water ends up in stateline drivers' gas tanks Video included

An Oregon gas station gave some drivers more than just fuel in their gas tanks. And it caused some people's cars to break down.


Above-average temperatures continue for the Stateline

While we are not quite pushing record territory in the Stateline, we continue an above-average temperatures trend this week. The widespread warmth across the country is due to an upper-level ridge in the jet stream as well as general high pressure across the US.


Alpine Bank hosts press conference to address buyout by Midland States Bank

Alpine Bank addressed the impending buyout from Midland States Bank today by laying out the changes employees and customers can expect. 


Bags now banned at Winnebago Co. Courthouse

Budget cuts are being blamed for spurring a new rule at the Winnebago County Courthouse.


Next Rockford brings up home rule conversation again Video included

The City of Rockford's Finance Director will give a presentation on the financial implications of returning to home rule and how it would impact the city's budget.


Windy conditions calm down over the rest of the work week

Quieter weather slides in for Thursday and Friday as a variety of factors keeps the weather calmer.


Friends, family gather to mourn Emily Anderson Dull's death Video included

It was a mystery in the stateline for 4 months-- what happened to Emily Anderson?  Sadly a week ago today-- her family got the worst possible answer to that question. 


One person in custody after shootout in Rockford

Police are investigating a shootout between people in two vehicles in Rockford Wednesday afternoon.  


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