Rockford woman’s viral video will air on CBS

"Hug Time Shield" helps kids connect with their great-grandmother amid the coronavirus pandemic

Obituary

Survivors are his daughter, Shelley Calico and her husband George of Pea Ridge, Ark.; son, Lance…

Debra F. Swanlund

On August 31, 1979, she married Roger Swanlund in Freeport, IL. Deb graduated from Findlay High…

Rockford’s baby swan died from birth defect

Parents Millie and Rosie, Rockford Park District resident swans, seem to be OK, may be ’a…

Letter: Rockford library decision should be reviewed

New $33M downtown library won’t be built until 2021 — "...Environmental cleanup at the site along…

Survey says 74% of Rockford teachers ’uncomfortable’ with return to school

1,381 Rockford Public Schools teachers responded to the survey, which was taken last week

Sustain Rockford launches Founding Partners Campaign

ROCKFORD — Sustain Rockford recently announced its first 75 at $75 Founding Partners Campaign to foster…

Rockford Mass Transit District to resume regular service

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Mass Transit District will return to its regular, pre-COVID-19 route system Aug.…

Winnebago County Health Department announces COVID-19 testing sites

ROCKFORD — The Winnebago County Health Department has announced additional mobile COVID-19 testing sites.Upcoming sites will…

Restrictions possible as region’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to rise

Illinois' North Suburban health region, comprised of Lake County and McHenry County, continues to fall below…

Dressing up downtown Freeport with artwork on empty storefronts

FREEPORT — Sarah Raymond, owner of Hilldale Deli in the city's ... that provide a variety…

Hospital and office practice visitor restrictions updated

Though northwest Illinois has experienced fewer COVID-19 patients in the past few weeks, keep in mind…

‘Back the Blue Rally’ planned for Rockford

What is billed as the Illinois Back the Blue Rally is scheduled to take place between…

Freeport Community Foundation, CFNIL award grant money

... which received $10,000 for summer programming; United Way of Northwest Illinois, which received $9,920 for…

July 28, 5 PM Weather Forecast Update

Largest precipitation anomalies above normal should be in the Pacific Northwest & Northern Rockies & over…

EYE ON ILLINOIS: IHSA decision offers two guarantees: abnormality and anger

No matter what the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors decides Wednesday, July 29, about…

Class action lawsuit filed against ComEd

“Through rampant and widespread corruption in the form of bribery of Illinois elected officials, ComEd and…

Rockford pushes for full census count

The grant funding from Illinois through the Region 1 Planning Council will be used to create…

US 20 between Freeport and Winnebago closed due to serious crash

WINNEBAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The westbound lanes of US 20 between Winnebago and Freeport have been…

Nashville Meets Summertime Chi in Brina Kay’s New Music Video

Originally from Schaumburg Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago), Kay says her song's production and lyrics…

Neal Douglas “Tator” Baugus Jr.

Survivors are daughter, Shelley Calico (George), Pea Ridge, Ark.; son, Lance Baugus, Freeport, Ill.; brother, Teddy…