Woman Pleads Guilty To Taking $4K In Unearned Payments From IDHSJanene Wright-Stephenson, 50, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to a class 3 felony count of theft. She was ordered to pay $4,468.75 in restitution.
Bank Robber Fatally Shot By Security Guard In RockfordThe robber walked into the bank and began shooting, and an armed bank security officer returned fire, police said.
Rockford Airport Expanding Space For Cargo AircraftChicago Rockford International Airport is expanding space for cargo aircraft with the help of nearly half a million dollars in federal money.
DeKalb County Prosecutors Say Conviction In 1957 Cold Case Murder Should Be OverturnedProsecutors in DeKalb County have said the conviction of a 76-year-old man in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl, because newly obtained phone records show he could not possibly have abducted her.
Aurora Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Children Younger Than 13Alfredo Pedraza Arias, 49, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.
Police Seek Person Of Interest In Case Of Dismembered Child Found In LagoonChicago Police are searching for a person of interest wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a child found dismembered in the Garfield Park lagoon in September. The person of interest was not identified.
FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In AmericaThe FBI's violent crime report is not a ranking — there are no winners, no losers. Mostly, these statistics are here to help individual cities track their crime over long periods of time...
Grandmother 'Not Returning Home Until We Know Something' About Missing ToddlerKyrian Knox, 2, was reported missing Sept. 17, but police have said they believe he was last seen around Aug. 20. On Labor Day weekend, police found the severed hands, feet, and head of an unidentified toddler in the Garfield Park lagoon, but Kyrian's family does not believe those remains are Kyrian's.
Rockford Police Check Possible Link Between Garfield Park Remains, Missing ToddlerPolice are checking to see if the child’s remains found in the Garfield Park lagoon over the Labor Day weekend might belong to a Rockford toddler reported missing last week.
Uncle Charged With Fatally Shooting 11-Year-Old On South Side A Rockford man was held in lieu of $100,000 bail Saturday for allegedly shooting his 11-year-old nephew to death in an incident he described an accidental at the boy’s South Side home, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Senate To Consider New Chicago Casino PlanChicago would get a city-owned casino and be allowed to keep all revenue for seven years to help make ballooning pension payments, and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced Thursday in the Illinois Senate.
UPS Driver Swims To Rescue Of Man Who Jumped In River In RockfordA 40-year-old UPS driver in Rockford is credited with saving the life of a man who tried to take his own life Tuesday by jumping off a bridge into the Rock River.