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  1. June Jobless Rate Drops in Rockford AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | WIFR

    In June, the jobless rate reached just above six percent. Around this time a year ago, the Rockford area was below eight percent.


  2. New Tolls Coming to Stateline This FallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | WIFR

    The drive to and from work could cost as much as an extra 400 dollars a year for many Stateline drivers "It wasn't necessary before, I do not understand why it's necessary now," said Jose Lopez, who commutes to Chicago's suburbs from Belvidere, for work. He says when he hits genoa road it means the tolls are finally over for the day, "It's my exit so I use it every day."


  3. Belvidere Drug ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | WIFR

    Belvidere police arrest an alleged heroin dealer and officers say the Rockford man was armed with a loaded gun when police nabbed him. 25 year old Derrick Jones faces a long list of drug charges including delivering heroin within 1,000 feet of a church.


  4. Boone County Health Department Announces Community Farmers Market and Wellness FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | WIFR

    The Boone County Health Department, in partnership with the Boone County Administration and the City of Belvidere, is hosting a Community Farmers Market and Wellness Fair this summer at 1204 - 1212 Logan Ave. in Belvidere on Tuesday, July 21st from 9 am-3:30 pm. In addition to local farmers selling a variety of fruits and vegetables, the Belvidere Fire Department will be here to do FREE car seat safety checks.


  5. Boone County Car AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | WIFR

    Boone County police say eight people, including kids, have minor injuries after a two-car collision on Poplar Grove Road and Squaw Prairie Road in Belvidere.


  6. Rockford Man Arrested in Belvidere on Drug ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | WIFR

    Police say after a 2-month investigation, they have arrested Shaun Jones for selling heroin near a senior citizen complex. He's being held in jail on $150,000 bond.


  7. 17th Judicial Circuit Posts Associate Judgeship OpeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | WIFR

    Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Joseph McGraw has announced the Illinois Supreme Court has authorized the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court to post a notice of vacancy for an associate judgeship. A copy of the associate judge notice of vacancy can be found at:


  8. Rockford Man Facing Multiple Drug Charges in BelvidereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | WIFR

    Kelsey Rogers was charged with four counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a senior citizen complex/home, a class 1 felony.


  9. Rockford Man Charged with Delivering Heroin Near Church in BelvidereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | WIFR

    A Rockford man is now facing multiple drug charges in Belvidere after police say he was delivering heroin near a church. Rockford Police arrested 24-year-old Maxie Smith on June 7th on a warrant for fleeing from Belvidere Police a few days earlier.


  10. Law Enforcement Runs for Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | WIFR

    Local law enforcement officers are helping raise millions of dollars which will let some families get to Bloomington, for next week's Special Olympics, who might not be able to afford it otherwise. Dozens of Belvidere and Boone County's finest and their families ran through the streets on the six-mile trip.


  11. Belvidere Man Sentenced for Sexual AssaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | WIFR

    According to the Boone County State's Attorney, 50-year-old Frank Martin was found guilty after a jury trial in February. The assaults happened in Belvidere from 2000 to 2002.


  12. Friends and Family Gather to Honor Hit & Run VictimRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | WIFR

    Tonight friends and family united outside Belvidere High School to remember 25-year-old Jonathan Macklin, a motorcyclist killed near Indianapolis in a hit-and-run crash, caught on a surveillance camera. Julianna Sliger's Mother's Day was nothing short of a nightmare, after learning her 25-year-old son Jonathan was left to die on the road in Indiana.


  13. Belvidere On Tap Could Open This FallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | WIFR

    The owners of Rural On Tap, near Rockford's east side, have some big plans for Belvidere. Owners Nick Fosberg and Derrick Kuntz are looking to open a second location called Belvidere On Tap.


  14. Permanent Location for Prescription Drug Drop-Off in BelvidereRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | WIFR

    Hanging onto old medication is a safety risk. Now there's a location where we can safely get rid of prescription drugs.


  15. 48th Anniversary of Deadly TornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | WIFR

    As families throughout the Stateline rebuild after deadly tornadoes rip through the area, it's also now the 48th anniversary of a deadly tornado that hit Belvidere. On April 21, 1967, just before 4 p.m. it only took a moment for 24 people to be killed, including 13 at Belvidere High School, where the tornado first touched down.


  16. Tornado Destroys Home of Belvidere FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | WIFR

    The Cardinal family says they're amazed by the outpouring of support they've received from neighbors and complete strangers. They live off of Huber Road in Belvidere, surrounded by a hand full of other houses.


  17. Tornado Destroys Two FarmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | WIFR

    We're seeing more damage out of the Boone County and DeKalb County area, after the tornado tore through two farms. "It's an emotional thing, seeing how much people will support other people they don't even know in a time of need," said Carissa Brendle, whose father-in-law's farm was destroyed.


  18. National Weather Service Confirms 4 Tornados on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | WIFR

    That includes an EF-4 tornado that hit Rochelle and Fairdale. There was also an EF-1 that hit the Summerfield Zoo near Belvidere.


  19. Becca's Closet Opens for Prom SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | WIFR

    It's the time of year high school girls look forward to; prom season. Getting all dolled up though isn't cheap.


  20. Brother Reunited with Ill SisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | WIFR

    A Rockford man and his sister get to spend what could be the last days of her life together, as she battles cancer. After a more than 30-hour journey, the siblings are finally reunited.


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