Rockford IL

Forget Cicadas: Why Is Illinois Crawling With Wild Turkeys?

According to the University of Illinois Extension, there are over 150,000 turkeys in Illinois, with populations in every one of Illinois' 102 counties. And,...

Freeport asks residents to stop driving through closed roads

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - The City of Freeport asks people to stop driving through closed roads and construction zones; otherwise, police will ticket them....

‘New life and a new legacy’: Rockford couple prepares to open Plume in former...

ROCKFORD - When Chase Williams and Lia Pennacchi decided two years ago to get married near her family's roots in northern Italy, they didn't...

National nonprofit awards $20,000 grant to Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

JANESVILLE — The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is receiving a $20,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love, to support its work for...

From line cook to head chef, meet the Hard Rock Casino Rockford’s ‘talented culinarian’

Mouth-watering aromas waft through the Rockford Casino kitchen as Chef Juventino “Tino” Salazar drizzles a teriyaki and soy sauce mix into a sizzling wok...

Family of Rockford fatal hit-and-run victim still waiting for justice

The daughter of a Rockford man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver more than six months ago says her family can’t rest...

4 Popular Fast Food Chains That May Say Goodbye to Illinois This Year

Alright Illinois, we might need to prepare ourselves for some burger-less meals ahead, because rumors are swirling about four national fast-food chains calling it...

Rockford City Council rejects proposed ‘cannabis lounge’ ordinance

The Rockford City Council voted to deny plans to allow people to smoke marijuana inside cannabis dispensaries.Story continues

Illinois Supercell Storms, Tornado Threat Over the Next 24 Hours

Weather forecasts predict dangerous storms in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin on Tuesday evening (4/16). According to the latest Weather Channel forecast, "dangerous severe...

World War II ‘Janesville 99’ to be honored in May 5 ceremony

JANESVILLE — Most folks around Janesville knew Bob Stewart as the chatty and dependable mailman — a rural mail carrier for the United...

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