Home - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Man with local ties attempting to climb Mt. Everest safe after avalanche Video included

Age is just a state of mind for one man with local ties. The 68-year-old American is trying to make it to the tallest point on earth. More>>

Illinois gets No Child Left Behind waiver

The United States Department of Education has granted the state of Illinois a waiver for No Child Left Behind. More>>

Fatal crash on I-39

A fatal crash on I-39 is under investigation by Illinois State Police. More>>

Life-saving overdose drug available but not in Rockford Video included

Two heroin overdoses within two hours of each other in Janesville spark concern. Janesville Police warn there might be a stronger batch in the Rockford-area. More>>

UPDATED: Illinois sees spike in mumps cases Video included

Public health officials are investigating a recent spike in mumps cases reported in central Illinois. More>>

Easter holiday travel proves smooth for many drivers

Those hitting the road this holiday weekend didn't seem to run into many issues in their travels. More>>

Rockton business aims to honor local heroes

A Rockton business wants to pay tribute to a local hero, but needs the community's help. More>>

Rockford church marks Good Friday with service

While many may be traveling for the Easter weekend, some Rockford churchgoers made time to stop at a Good Friday service here in town. More>>

6 arrested in Rockford prostitution detail

Rockford police apprehended six people during a prostitution sting on Friday. More>>

Winnebago County Drug Court medication therapy shows success

A voluntary, pilot program addressing heroin and other opiate addiction in Winnebago County is showing promising results, officials say. More>>

Illinois prisons approve effective, costly hepatitis C drug

Illinois prison officials use an effective, but expensive, new drug to treat inmates suffering from hepatitis C, but aren't sure of the effort's total cost. More>>

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. More>>

Stillman Valley student wins state environmental science award

A Stillman Valley High School student has been named the winner of the State Environmental Science and Natural Resource at the State FFA Proficiency Awards. More>>

Rockford Urban Ministries holds annual Good Friday walk

For the 29th year, Rockford Urban Ministries held its Good Friday Walk for Justice, which visits 14 stops around Rockford to call attention to the plight of the city's less fortunate. More>>

Illinois Inspector General calls for more legislative ethics laws

The top ethics officer for the Illinois General Assembly is calling for stronger rules to govern lawmakers, including open records on when they recommend a constituent for admission to a university or for a job. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful, magnitude-7.2 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. More>>

  • Sports Headlines [menu1352_5-C133166]Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • IceHogs eliminated from playoff contention

    IceHogs eliminated from playoff contention

    The Rockford IceHogs had little room for error, needing to win their remaining two games heading into Friday's clash with the Chicago Wolves. More >>
    The Rockford IceHogs had little room for error, needing to win their remaining two games heading into Friday's clash with the Chicago Wolves. Their intra-state rivals ended their playoff hopes and also took the Illinois Lottery Cup with a 5-3 win at the BMO. More >>
  • Rangers pound White Sox, 12-0

    Rangers pound White Sox, 12-0

    Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.More >>
    Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.More >>
  • Snappers avoid no-hitter but get shut out by Lansing

    Snappers avoid no-hitter but get shut out by Lansing

    Beloit fell to the Lansing Lugnuts by a score of 5-0 but it wasn't just an ordinary game. The Lugnuts starting pitcher, Kendall Graveman, had the pitching performance of his life.More >>
    Beloit fell to the Lansing Lugnuts by a score of 5-0 but it wasn't just an ordinary game. The Lugnuts starting pitcher, Kendall Graveman, had the pitching performance of his life.More >>
  • WREX.com Featured SectionsWREX.com Featured SectionsMore>>

  • Transform Rockford

    Transform Rockford

    A community-wide effort launches in Rockford to change the direction in which the community's headed.  The effort is called Transform Rockford.More >>
    A community-wide effort launches in Rockford to change the direction in which the community's headed.  The effort is called Transform Rockford.More >>
  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week

    Every Wednesday during the school year we honor Our Teacher of the Week on 13 News at 5:00. See who we've featured and nominate your teacher today!
    Nominate your favorite teacher to be 13 WREX's Teacher of the Week! Winners are featured every Wednesday night at 5pm.
    More >>
  • Submit Your Winter Storm or Road Condition Report!

    Tell us about winter road conditions, accidents and other news tips about winter storms.

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for submitting your winter storm observations to 13 Weather Authority.

  • 13 News E-Alerts!

    Sign up below for daily news updates sent to your inbox twice a day, plus, developing story alerts straight from the 13 Newsroom.

    * denotes required fields


    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • Submit Your News Tip to the WREX News Team

    When you see news happen, let us know!

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting the WREX News Team!

Most Viewed Content

Stories
Videos
loading...
WHAT'S ON WREX TONIGHT
SITE MAP
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.