Santa in Town

Santa made an early trip to Rockford (prior to the big night coming up). After waving to the 66th Annual Santa Parade he visited with children in the Rockford Pavilion.

Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

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by ANA OLVERA   “So far, it has not. People are definitely more aware because of the news, it’s more top of mind. But it has its positive; people won’t overspend and they’ll have more control. It’s great to shop locally, but it all depends on what you’re looking for.” —Guillermo Perez and his daughter Sofia, […]

Students pile in pennies for Pakistani school

PEACE PENNIES—Students from Valley View Elementary bringing in their pennies for the Pennies for Peace program.

Some of the younger ones couldn’t even say the word Pakistan, but that didn’t stop them from gathering up pennies in a fundraiser to help students in another country. The Rockford Rotary fall reading Festival was a kick-off for Pennies for Peace, a district-wide collection of change to help fund schools in Pakistan. Now, nearing […]

Driver was five times over legal limit

The driver who was going the wrong way on the East Beltline and caused a fatal crash had five times over the legal limit of alcohol to drive, the Michigan State Police said Tuesday, December 1. Thirty-year-old Aaron Hayes was killed Monday, November 23 on his way to work as a first grade teacher in […]

TerBeek moves on to final round thanks to popular vote

Finalist set to compete in live finale on December 8 Thank you, Rockford. One of our own is in the top six for WOTV 4’s “The Face of 4” and is one week away from possibly being selected as a new television personality. By winning the People’s Choice portion of a contest designed to find […]