Rockford man sentenced to 51 years in prison for death of woman at RHA apartment

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced Judge John Lowry sentenced Deontay Gunnell to 51 years in prison for the death of Rachel Garrett. On December

Man found guilty of repeated sexual abuse

A man is found guilty in front of a Winnebago County jury of sexual abuse charges. Authorities say he assaulted a victim multiple times over the course of nearly 2 years. 

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Snow and warmer weather return this weekend

Snow and warmer weather return this weekend

Temperatures take a nice jump, but that comes with a side of snow showers.

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Officials on scene of a serious wreck in Rockford

Serious car crash in downtown Rockford.

Rain returns for the end of the week

Rain has been lacking so far this month with only 4 days measuring rainfall. That should change late this week

Winnebago County 2019 budget nearly $3 million in the red

Not only is the 2019 budget in the red, but the county says it looks like 2018 will end with

Winnebago School District negotiations still ongoing, strike on the table

Will they strike? That's the big question tonight about Winnebago teachers. 

Jury: Man guilty of killing Machesney Park teen

Michael Mernack, 37, killed Rebecaa Finkenhofer, 16, at her Minns home on Dec. 28, 2016.