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    Charges filed in fatal crash on Summit Street

    Online Staff Report A Rockford man was pronounced dead after the car he was in crashed into a tree Sunday morning, Feb. 23. Police say a Chevy Impala driven by 20-year-old Martel Ford was northbound on Summit...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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    Police identify homicide victim

    Online Staff Report The man shot dead on Mulberry Street early Friday morning has been identified as 56-year-old Clifford Thomas. Thomas was pronounced dead at around 6 a.m., at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Thomas was found around 4...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Mid-West Family Broadcasting launches new radio formats

    Online Staff Report Mid-West Family Broadcasting, which owns and operates WRTB, WXRX, NTA, WGFB and WNTA 1330, announced Friday it is making program changes to two of its local radio stations. Formerly Bob FM, 95.3 The Bull...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Local butcher in semi-finals of meat-cutting challenge

    Online Staff Report A Rockford butcher proved he’s a cut above the competition. After slicing past other butchers in a regional challenge last year, Eugene Proevenzano advanced to the semi-finals of a National Meat Cutting Challenge, presented...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Heroin task force to meet at Rock Valley College

    Online Staff Report The Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force will hold a public meeting Saturday, March 1, at Rock Valley College. The task force was created last year by the Illinois General Assembly to address the...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Police search for leads in homicide on Mulberry Street

    Online Staff Report Police are searching for leads in the shooting death of a 56-year-old Rockford man found on Mulberry Street early Friday morning, Feb. 21. At around 4 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Soper Avenue...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Machesney Park woman jailed after meth raid

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A Machesney Park woman was arrested Thursday, Feb. 20, after items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine were allegedly found in her house. Cara J. Rudolph, 36, has been charged with single...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Teen accused of threatening Harvard students in rap video enters plea

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The 19-year-old Crystal Lake, Ill., man accused of threatening to kill Harvard High School students in a rap video pleaded not guilty Thursday, Feb. 20. Trevor Pilz posted the video of him...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Amber Alert issued for missing Park Ridge child

    Online Staff Report The Park Ridge Police Department issued an Amber Alert Thursday, Feb. 20,  for a 5-year-old boy who was taken in a carjacking. The boy’s name is Drake Whitker. He is 3 feet, 6 inches...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Whooping cough confirmed at Carlson Elementary School

    Online Staff Report A case of pertussis, or whooping cough, has been confirmed at Carlson Elementary School, according to a letter sent to parents Wednesday, Feb. 19. Parents are encouraged to contact school nurses, the District 205...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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