Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



STATELINE NEWS -- A Loves Park babysitter faces child endangerment charges after police say she left three children in a running car to go inside a fitness center to tan.

Brian Zimmerman and Chad Smith were expected to be on the sidelines Friday as Hononegah High School kicks off its 2015 football season against Freeport.

Zimmerman and Smith were named interim head coaches last week ago after long-time head coach Tim Sughroue, 48, turned himself in to the Winnebago County Sheriff's office after being indicted on charges of possession of hydrocodone.

ROSCOE -- A Roscoe couple is lucky to still have a pet after two coyotes snatched their dog, Buddy, from their front yard.

Rick and Carla Schultz let their two dogs, Buddy and Riley, out before bed and within seconds the coyotes had grabbed one of the dogs, they told WIFR-TV.

The couple spent hours searching for Buddy when a neighbor discovered the injured animal. Buddy was in bad shape, the Schultz's said, suffering from broken ribs, a punctured lung and a broken vertebrae.

The couple brought their dog to a animal hospital in Madison for treatment. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources told the TV station they get two to three phone calls a week about coyotes roaming neighborhoods in Winnebago County.

The DNR says as more homes are built, coyotes habitats are destroyed forcing them into neighborhoods and looking for food; sometimes our pets.


A Beloit man who died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 while being held at the Rock County Jail died of natural causes, according to preliminary autopsy results.

STATELINE NEWS -- The Winnebago County Fair begins Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica. Highlight activities for the fair include:

BELOIT -- A day of activities and music is being held to educate people about organ and tissue donation.

ROCK COUNTY -- Julianna, the Janesville mother of a bright-eyed infant, says the new eWIC card will make purchasing food for her young family a lot more convenient.

STATELINE NEWS -- Matthew Beach enthusiastically pedaled the bicycle he had just received down the driveway.

"It feels great," Beach said as he  test drove his early sixth birthday present.

STATELINE NEWS -- The startling video shows a small, white vehicle driving into the intersection of Vine Street and Liberty Avenue in Beloit after failing to stop.

BELOIT -- Visit Beloit has named a new executive director, filling the position that has been vacant since March.

Celestino Ruffini, currently the director of sales and marketing for the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is expected to begin Sept. 2, according to a news release.

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