Rockford, Illinois News

Police investigate Rockford’s 27th homicide of 2020

ROCKFORD — Local police are investigation the Rockford's 27th homicide of the year after a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night on the city’s northwest side. At approximately 10:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a…

Illinois committee hears testimony to end cash bail

SPRINGFIELD -- Eliminating cash bail in Illinois was once again front and center at a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday. The Criminal Law and Special Committee on Public Safety heard testimony on the benefits and drawbacks of ending…

Rockford squad car crashes during downtown police chase

ROCKFORD -- An officer with the Rockford Police Department was injured Wednesday morning after a squad car crashed downtown during a high-speed chase. The incident unfolded around 2 a.m., when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop…

Report: Biden’s plan would increase taxes across the board

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposed tax increases of nearly $4 trillion over the next 10 years, if passed, “would be the highest in American history – indeed, in world history,” an analysis of his plan…

Pritzker extends moratorium on evictions

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order Friday extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions for another 30 days. Pritzker first put a hold on residential evictions through an executive order on March 20,…

Report: Homeownership increasingly difficult for Illinoisans

ROCKFORD -- Despite decades of record-setting home sales, owning a home has become increasingly difficult for the average worker. Mortgage interest rates are historically low, yet hourly earnings have failed to keep pace with rising…