- EXCHANGE: Pop-up photography show brings together strangers Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - When Felicia Patan woke up April 9, she didn't expect her portrait to be featured in a pop-up photography event later that night.
- Norther Illinois schools add varsity letters for ice skaters Updated: Apr-25-16 10:54 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Eight northern Illinois schools have decided to offer varsity letters to figure skaters who go to their schools but perform on their own.
- Rockford school district hoping to expand robotics clubs Updated: Apr-25-16 6:27 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Rockford schools are hoping to start robotics clubs district-wide in an effort to teach students science, technology, engineering and math skills.
- Winners announced in 2015 Illinois AP Broadcasters contest Updated: Apr-23-16 9:05 pm
CHICAGO - Winners of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest were announced Saturday in Springfield.
- EXCHANGE: Battle underway against Rockford's education gap Updated: Apr-23-16 4:10 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - A pilot program launched in October is showing signs of success as educators look to arm thousands of adults in Boone and Winnebago counties with a high school equivalency certificate and skills that will land them a sustainable job.
- 19-year-old Iowan convicted in slaying of Illinois man Updated: Apr-22-16 8:51 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sentencing has been scheduled June 7 for a 19-year-old convicted in the slaying of an Illinois man in Des Moines.
- New Rockford police chief to be sworn in Updated: Apr-17-16 5:26 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Rockford is about to get a new police chief.
- N. Illinois man pleads guilty in girlfriend's 2012 death Updated: Apr-13-16 11:02 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - A Northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend to death in Rockford in 2012.
- Review: 1957 cold case conviction riddled with missteps Updated: Apr-13-16 8:47 am
CHICAGO - Half a century after the mysterious abduction and killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl, authorities found a suspect - a former neighbor of the child - secured his conviction and put an end to a small town's agony.
- Cheap Trick brood pursues family business in Rockford Updated: Apr-11-16 4:14 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Members of Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, but the legacy of the 1970s-era band from Rockford doesn't stop there.
- Marshall professor chronicles baseball experience in book Updated: Apr-09-16 12:28 pm
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - When Kat Williams was growing up in a working-class family in Louisville, Kentucky, she didn't always get it right. Her clothes weren't right. The character on her lunchbox wasn't right. And, struggling through school with undiagnosed dyslexia, her schoolwork certainly wasn't right.
- Bob Vila sues Illinois man over false representation Updated: Apr-08-16 3:52 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Television home renovation expert Bob Vila is suing an Illinois public relations specialist whom he claims falsely purported to represent him to sell celebrity endorsement rights to promoters of Midwest home improvement shows.
- Rockford celebrates Cheap Trick's entry in Hall of Fame Updated: Apr-07-16 11:05 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - The city of Rockford is planning a rock star celebration for hometown band Cheap Trick's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Century-old industrial dump to become nature preserve Updated: Mar-31-16 10:57 pm
SOUTH BELOIT, Illinois - A tract of land near where a creek meets the Rock River in South Beloit is about to turn from industrial dump to nature preserve.
- City seeks developers for vacant watch factory building Updated: Mar-29-16 10:53 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - City officials have seen little interest from developers in the historic Rockford Watch Co. factory.
- A look at new doubts about conviction in 1957 murder Updated: Mar-29-16 6:57 pm
SYCAMORE, Illinois - The allegation of a badly mishandled investigation, combined with newly discovered evidence in one of the nation's oldest crimes to ever reach trial, means a 76-year-old former security guard convicted and sentenced to life in the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old girl in a northern Illinois has a chance to go free.