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  1. Railroad Re-routes to Boone CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WIFR

    Thousands of jobs could be coming to the Stateline, thanks to a new railroad project expected to bring business from Indiana to Wisconsin and now we've learned the 200 plus mile-long Great Lakes Basin Railroad is changing its course. To the delight of Boone County Chairman Bob Walberg, the Great Lakes Basin Railroad is heading to his neck of the woods.


  2. 85-Year-Old Trusses To Get New Life At Poplar Grove AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | WIFR

    Airport owner Steve Thomas has bought the arcing, bowstring trusses from the former Manley Motors building in Belvidere. They date to the early 1930s.


  3. 50+ Employers to Attend Annual Workforce Connection Job FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WIFR

    The Workforce Connection will hold its annual Career Expo and Job Fair on Thursday, February 4th from 1-4pm at the Community Building Complex in Belvidere. More than 50 employers, employment and staffing agencies and education and training providers have reserved booth space for the job fair.


  4. Belvidere School District Names New SuperintendentRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | WIFR

    After months of surveys, focus groups, and interviews by the Board of Education and an advisory group consisting of administrators, staff, community leaders, parents, and students, the Board will vote on Monday, January 11 to approve a contract naming Dr. Daniel Woestman as its next leader. "Dr. Woestman stood out among a group of well-qualified candidates interviewed by the Board of Education.


  5. Victim Dies after Shooting on Rockford's West Side, First Homicide in Rockford of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | WIFR

    The Rockford Police Department says the 27 year old Belvidere man shot earlier on Rockford's West side has died.


  6. Belvidere Woman Shot in the Leg, 69-Year-Old Man ChargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | WIFR

    A 47-year-old Belvidere woman is taken to the hospital after police say she was shot in the leg by a senior citizen. It happened just before 8:00 Tuesday morning in the 400 block of West Jackson Street.


  7. Local Educators Respond to PARCC Test ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | WIFR

    "Math is really the area we need to improve the most. We didn't do as well in math as we did in the reading area," says Woestman.


  8. Man Charged After Allegedly Attacking Boone County Correction OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | WIFR

    A Rockford man is now facing 16 counts of aggravated battery after investigators say he attacked a Boone County Correction Officer. Detectives with the Boone County Sheriff's Office say 39-year-old Larry Hall, who was an inmate at the time of the incident, attacked a Correction Officer with an unknown object.


  9. Rockford Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in BelvidereRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | WIFR

    Police say they arrested Anderson during a traffic stop after a two month investigation. When Anderson was arrested, police seized cocaine, cash, and a vehicle.


  10. Belvidere Veterans Organize "Stand Down" Against School DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | WIFR

    What kind of post would draw this much attention and support? A post from a local veteran calling on all other veterans to not support the decision made by district 100, in Belvidere, to keep school in session on Veterans Day tomorrow. It will be the first time in decades that students will not have the day off, which in turn, domino effects to having the Veterans parade cancelled.


  11. Belvidere Veterans Day Parade CanceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | WIFR

    For the first time in decades, students in District 100 in Belvidere have school on Veterans Day, causing the annual Veterans Day parade to be canceled. "It made my heart very heavy," that's the response of the Commander of VFW Post 1461, Greg Kelm, after finding out that the Belvidere Veterans Day Parade is canceled.


  12. Car Launches Through Store After Truck Slams Into ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | WIFR

    Belvidere Police say a Pontiac car went careening into a gas station convenience store, narrowly missing the people inside and leaving quite a bit of damage in its wake. It happened at the Mobil gas station on N. State St. in Belvidere near ShopKo.


  13. Boone County Volunteers Prepare 100,000 Meals For Starving ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2015 | WIFR

    Roughly 2,500 volunteers made their way to Immanuel Lutheran Church. in Belvidere for the third year in a row.


  14. General Mills Parking Lot Sale Raise over 100K for Needy FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2015 | WIFR

    Many people from the Stateline as well as from other states waited in long lines so they could purchase food items at a discounted price, all while helping a good cause. Kathleen Sisson knocked out a year's worth of shopping in just minutes this morning, and she didn't even have to get out of her car.


  15. Students with Special Needs Win Homecoming CrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2015 | WIFR

    It's a day two students at a local high school will never forget as they take home the crown. Seniors Ally Baker and Renee Cruz were crowned at North Boone High School's homecoming pep rally today.


  16. UAW Workers Appear to have Rejected Fiat Chrysler ContractRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2015 | WIFR

    Most other factories also turned down the contract. A final vote total could be announced later Wednesday after balloting ends at a factory in Belvidere, Illinois.


  17. Stateline Cities Participating in National Night OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | WIFR

    Police are out in force tonight, not because of a major crime, but to bridge the gap and build a better relationship with the community. National Night Out is a free event helps build safer communities, supports anti-crime programs, and strengthens police and community relations.


  18. Event Planned to Honor Local Fallen HeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | WIFR

    It's been just over ten years since a local hero was killed in Iraq and this weekend, friends and family will gather to remember him and why freedom isn't free. Lance Corporal Branden Ramey died in 2004 during his deployment.


  19. McDonald's Hands out 1,000 Backpacks in the StatelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2015 | WIFR

    Kids left McDonald's with more than just a toy from their happy meal, they now have almost everything they need for school. Ronald McDonald handed out about 100 backpacks filled with supplies to kids at the restaurant at 1120 N. 7th Street.


  20. Belvidere Superintendent's Last DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | WIFR

    After 12 years as superintendent in Boone County, the last eight in Belvidere, today is Dr. Michael Houselog's last day with District 100. Houselog is leaving for a position at Rockford University and it's been an active eight years as Belvidere's leader.


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