Members of the Rock Valley R/C Flyers Club prepare two model airplanes for flight. (Credit: Rock Valley R/C Flyers)

Model Airplane Flyers To Offer Alternative To Cancelled Rockford Airfest

A model airplane club has stepped up to the plate to fill the breech left by the cancellation of the Rockford Airfest, after the Blue Angels halted their air show performances due to federal budget cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

Deontae Latham (Credit: Chicago Police)

Rockford Man Charged With South Loop Rape, Robbery

A Rockford man has been charged with brutally attacking and sexually assaulting a woman in the South Loop in January, before breaking into her home and robbing her husband.


File Photo (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Here We Go Again; Chicago Still Among Forbes’ “Most Miserable Cities”

It’s becoming an annual tradition, and one Chicago residents can’t be proud of. Forbes Magazine again listed Chicago among its 10 Most Miserable Cities in America.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2013

Adamczyk, of the 1600 block of Oregon Street in Rockford, had been paroled to a halfway house on the 1300 block of East 71st Place in Chicago. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man With History Of Sex-Related Crimes Arrested At Boys’ Swim Meet

The man told police that when he walked by Riverside Brookfield High School, he received a brainwave message from recording artist Justin Bieber telling him to go to the school to see the kids there.


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Rockford House Fire Kills Four People

Authorities say four people are dead after a fire broke out overnight in a Rockford home.


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Wolves Enjoy 6-3 Romp At Rockford

Six players scored for the Chicago Wolves as they claimed a 6-3 American Hockey League victory over the Rockford IceHogs Friday night at the MetroCentre.


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Unemployment Rate In Chicago Down From Last Year

The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area fell to 8.8 percent in August from 10.5 percent a year earlier and down from 9.2 percent in July.


Japanese pufferfish (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)

Man Gets 7 1/2 Years For Trying To Poison Wife With Pufferfish Toxin

Edward F. Bachner admitted in a plea agreement that he fraudulently purchased a $20 million life insurance policy on a person he planned to poison.


U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Ristau, pictured with his wife and child, was killed in Afghanistan when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device. (Family Photo)

Soldier From Rockford Dies In Afghanistan

Federal defense officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.


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Dead Newborn Found At Recycling-Sorting Center Near Rockford

During the recycling process, employees found a newborn boy, unclothed, still with his umbilical cord attached.


Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

4 Western Suburbs Lead Chicago Area In DUI Arrests

Naperville and three other western suburbs led the Chicago area in drunken driving arrests last year.

WBBM Newsradio–06/27/2012

A small plane crashed outside Rockford, killing the pilot. (CBS)

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes Near Rockford

A pilot is dead after a plane went down near Rockford Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Quinn Rains On Ill. House Gambling Parade

Offering up a direct challenge to a resistant Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois House resurrected a huge expansion of legalized gambling Wednesday that includes a land-based casino in Chicago, four more on riverboats and allowing ailing horse-racing tracks to add slot machines.



Fisherman Breaks Illinois Walleye Record That Stood For Just 2 Months

Just two months after a teenage boy from Rockford broke the record for the biggest walleye in Illinois, the record has been broken again.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

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Rockford One Of Fattest Towns In United States

CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of Rockford: You are fat. According to a Gallup study, more than a third of the people living in Rockford are obese. That puts the town No. 4 on the list […]


The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Byron, Illinois, is one of 17 nuclear reactors at 10 sites in three US states. It is the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear power plants and third largest in the world. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown At Exelon Nuclear Plant Near Rockford

Exelon was working to restore operations at a nuclear reactor unit near Rockford, after the reactor went down Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

The Chicago Wolves take on the Rockford IceHogs Saturday. (Dale Woltman/Wolves)

Wolves’ Lead To IceHogs Slips Away Before Massive Crowd

Despite the presence of 15,920 fans crammed into Allstate Arena, the Chicago Wolves surrendered two third-period goals and dropped a 3-2 decision Saturday night to the Rockford IceHogs.


Chicago Wolves

Wolves Suffer 3-2 Loss At Rockford

The Wolves gave up the first goal 80 seconds into the game to set the tone for a 3-2 loss to the Rockford IceHogs


Benedictine University in west suburban Lisle (Credit: CBS)

Benedictine University Eyes Arizona Campus

While the west suburban Lisle institution has no plans to leave town, a proposal up for approval this week could result in the private Catholic nonprofit school establishing a campus in Mesa, Ariz.


The Laurent House in Rockford, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (Photo courtesy:

Frank Lloyd Wright Home In Rockford On Auction Block

Inquiries have arrived from as far as China and England about an original Frank Lloyd Wright home, complete with Wright designed furniture, being auctioned off Thursday afternoon in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011