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

    Wednesday Aug 19 | 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.


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

    Sunday Aug 16 | 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.


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

    Friday Aug 14 | 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.


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

    Tuesday Aug 4 | 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.


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

    Jul 23, 2015 | WIFR

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


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

    Jul 21, 2015 | 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."


  7. Belvidere Drug ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jul 20, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jul 11, 2015 | 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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:


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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.


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