Two girls have gone missing from Rockford in the last couple of weeks. This makes me sick to my stomach, as I have a daughter of my own who is soon to be 12.

It's natural to jump to the worst conclusions, especially with the Katrina Smith case being so fresh in all of our minds. On top of that we have heard recently that Rockford is a prime spot for sex trafficking. While one of these missing girls was found, I pray the other one gets home to her family soon and safely.

It's frightening how many kids are missing from Illinois. Fifty-one kids under the age of 18 have gone missing in Illinois since January 1st. This is really an eye opener. I feel like this isn't really discussed as much as you think it would be for this amount of children. I know we like to think that our kids are safe. But after reading the statistics on this website, I definitely feel otherwise. I like to think of myself as a cautious dad. Not over-protective, but protective enough. I don't think I'll be letting my daughter out of my sight for quite awhile. My heart goes out to these families. I can't even imagine what they are going through. Keep your eyes open. You never know where these kids might be.

Hug your kids tight tonight and say a prayer that all these children are brought home to their families.

 

  • 1

    Cristal Acosta

    Cristal, age 15, went missing from Waukegan, IL on May 18, 2017.

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  • 2

    Anthony Antimo

    Anthony, age 15, went missing on January 29, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 3

    Aracely Antimo

    Aracely, age 17, went missing on May 20, 2017 from Harvey, IL.

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  • 4

    Mauricio Bonilla

    Mauricio, age 14, went missing on April 28, 2017 from Country Club Hills, IL.

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  • 5

    Demetrice Brown

    Demetrice, age 17, went missing on May 4, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 6

    Jayla Bryant

    Jayla, age 13, went missing on June 12, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 7

    Micah Chezum

    Micah, age 13, went missing on February 27, 2017 from Galesburg, IL.

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  • 8

    Jada Cooper

    Jada, age 16, went missing June 12, 2017 from Bartlett, IL.

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  • 9

    Shanice Dampier

    Shanice, age 16, went missing on March 26, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 10

    Sh'Mar Darden

    Sh'Mar, age 15, went missing on May 14, 2017 from Elk Grove Village, IL.

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  • 11

    Keshawna Davidson

    Keshawna, age 17, went missing on March 29, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 12

    Alexus Enochs

    Alexus, age 17, went missing on May 16, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 13

    Diamond Fleming

    Diamond, age 13, went missing on May 29, 2017 from Riverdale, IL.

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  • 14

    Brenda Franklin

    Brenda, age 16, went missing on January 13, 2017 from North Chicago, IL.

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  • 15

    Zared Garcia

    Zared, age 17, went missing on March 22, 2017 from Peoria, IL.

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  • 16

    D'Viantre German

    D'Viantre, age 17, went missing on March 28, 2017 from Peoria, IL.

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  • 17

    Christina Gutierrez

    Christina, age 16, went missing on May 15, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 18

    Dazaniel Inlow

    Dazaniel, age 17, went missing on April 8, 2017 from Cuba, IL.

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  • 19

    Isaiah Jamison

    Isaiah, age 15, went missing on May 4, 2017 from Lynwood, IL.

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  • 20

    Marvin Johnson

    Marvin, age 15, went missing on May 30, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 21

    Annie Jones

    Annie, age 15, went missing on May 25, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 22

    Tyler Karns

    Tyler, age 15, went missing on June 9, 2017 from West Frankfort, IL.

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  • 23

    Raven Kilroy

    Raven, age 17, went mission on June 8, 2017 from Rock Falls, IL.

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  • 24

    Ciera Kirts

    Ciera, age 17, went missing on April 17, 2017 from Hoopeston, IL.

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  • 25

    Kimberly Klaver

    Kimberly, age 16, went missing on January 26, 2017 from O Fallon, IL.

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  • 26

    Matthew Lill

    Matthew, age 16, went missing on May 12, 2017 from Tower Hill, IL.

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  • 27

    Alan Magee

    Alan, age 17, went missing on June 10, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 28

    Alezuntis Mason

    Alezuntis, age 17, went missing on May 12, 2017 from Kankakee, IL.

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  • 29

    Dulce Medrano

    Dulce, age 16, went missing on May 27, 2017 from Hanover Park, IL.

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  • 30

    Saniya Miles

    Saniya, age 5, went missing on January 28, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 31

    Kaitlyn Miller

    Kaitlyn, age 16, went missing on May 15, 2017 from Springfield, IL.

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  • 32

    Jovany Mitre

    Jovany, age 17, went missing on April 16, 2017 from Rockford, IL.

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  • 33

    Antonio Moore

    Antonio, age 17, went missing on March 31, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 34

    Tori Novak

    Tori, age 15, went missing on April 7, 2017 from Rockford, IL.

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  • 35

    Keyona Nesby

    Keyona, age 17, went missing from on June 16, 2017 from Delavan, IL.

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  • 36

    Aerriona Oliver

    Aerriona, age 14, went missing on March 22, 2017 from Lake Villa, IL.

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  • 37

    Julissa Ortiz

    Julissa, age 16, went missing on May 28, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 38

    Jeremy Phillips

    Jeremy, age 14, went missing on May 2, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 39

    Ashley Ross

    Ashley, age 17, went missing on May 5, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 40

    Jamaal Ross

    Jamaal, age 14, went missing on April 30, 2017 from Decatur, Il.

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  • 41

    Terry Sallay

    Terry, age 17, went missing on April 14, 2017 from Chicago Heights, IL.

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  • 42

    Louis Sanders

    Louis, age 9, went missing on January 28, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 43

    Irise Searcy

    Irise, age 16, went missing on May 6, 2017 from Calumet City, IL.

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  • 44

    Makayleigh Stone

    Makayleigh, age 16, went missing on March 25, 2017 from Naperville, IL.

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  • 45

    Onesty Tatum

    Onesty, age 15, went missing on June 15 from Lake Villa, IL.

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  • 46

    Angela Valentin

    Angela, age 17, went missing on May 22, 2017 from Plainfield, IL.

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  • 47

    Aaron Walker

    Aaron, age 16, went missing on January 19, 2017 from Chicago, IL.

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  • 48

    Joslyn Washington

    Joslyn, age 17, went missing on May 11, 2017 from Mount Vernon, IL.

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  • 49

    Isabella Westfall

    Isabella, age 14, went missing on June 17, 2017 from Taylorville, IL.

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  • 50

    Jalen Wilkerson-Dunbar

    Jalen, age 17, went missing on June 3, 2017 from Centrailia, IL.

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  • 51

    Janya Willis

    Janya, age 16, went missing on June 4, 2017 from Richter Park, IL.

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