Turnout for early voting in Rockford so far has been “above average,” according to Rockford Board of Elections Executive Director Stacey Bixby.
Several Freeport and Stephenson County business groups are combining forces to promote the area.
By Susan Stephens WNIJ News ROCKFORD -- Leaders in education, social services, and government in Winnebago County are trying to work together on a common thread they see running through their community’s biggest challenges – trauma.…
By Katie Finlon WNIJ News DEKALB -- A union representative for a newer Northern Illinois University bargaining unit says negotiations did not go well Friday. AFSCME spokeswoman Sara Dorner says NIU’s negotiator Jesse Perez promised…
By Chase Cavanaugh WNIJ News ROCKFORD — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner brought his budget ideas to employees at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Rockford Tuesday. Rauner said he wanted to improve the business climate in the state by…
A Rock Valley College professor and his two sons have been identified as the individuals found dead of gunshot wounds Saturday in their home southeast of Rockford.
By Chase Cavanaugh WNIJ News The Illinois Region 1 Planning Council released a regional plan Wednesday that would encourage increased bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the Rockford area. The plan incorporates data from many…
SwedishAmerican Hospital won approval Tuesday from a state agency for a multimillion-dollar expansion in Rockford that includes a new women and children’s facility.
The Trump Administration’s appeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program won’t be heard by the Supreme Court.
An Illinois man behind a longstanding bald eagle count says the latest numbers are alarming, but federal officials say there may be other factors at play.
Many people know the Beloit International Film Festival as an event that brings films from around the world to the City of Beloit.
Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, says the governor's pension proposal needs to be taken in the context of overall school funding.
Matt Streb, chief of staff to Acting NIU President Lisa Freeman, says Gov. Rauner’s proposed allocation for higher education ignores even a minimal 1.9 percent increase requested by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Visitors for sporting events in the Rockford area are expected to bring more than $800,000 into the local economy within the next month or so.
Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz is growing increasingly worried about the breakdown of drugs related overdose deaths.