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Man charged with murder in shooting death of Rockford man

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Charges have been filed against a 26-year-old Rockford man in a homicide that occurred last December. Nickles T. Parks was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder, concealing a homicide an armed…

Third person charged in Winnebago County homicide

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A third suspect has been charged in the death of a 31-year-old man whose body was found last year in rural Winnebago County, Sheriff Gary Caruana's office announced Thursday.  Amber N. Brewer, 27,…

Second suspect charged in Winnebago County homicide

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- A second man has been charged in the shooting death a 31-year-old Rockford man. Joshua J. Whittie, 19, is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and concealing a homicidal death in the death Jamie R.…