Rockford's Independent Newspaper

About Us


Publisher/Legals Editor: Josh Johnson |

Advertising Sales Manager: Donna George |

Accounting Manager: Sally Mark |

Editor In Memoriam: Frank Schier

Contributing Writers: Paula Hendrickson, Grant McCarty, Robert Zeglinski, Allen Penticoff


Mail: The Rock River Times, 128 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-964-9767 Fax: 815-964-9825 E-mail:, Online:

Twitter: @RockRiverTimes Facebook:

OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday CST

The Rock River Times has a current circulation of 2,500 free newspapers in the Rockford, Illinois, metropolitan area by First Class Mail. Circulation is currently lowered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The weekly newspaper, distributed every Wednesday, has been in publication since 1987.

HOW TO ADVERTISE: For advertising rates and information call 815-964-9767 during regular office hours and ask to speak with a sales representative or e-mail

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Mail subscriptions are available for $75 for 26 weeks, or $140 per year, prepaid. Call 815-964-9767 during regular office hours for more details, or mail a check made payable to The Rock River Times to The Rock River Times, 128 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61101.

DISTRIBUTION: The Rock River Times is distributed every Wednesday in Illinois to areas in and around the city of Rockford. To find a distribution point in your area call 815-964-9767 during regular business hours.

ACCURACY AND FAIRNESS: The Rock River Times strives for accuracy and fairness. If you spot any inaccuracies in any of our stories, please notify our editors as soon as possible by calling 815-964-9767 or e-mailing

DEADLINES: Classifieds must be received by noon Monday for the upcoming issue. Classifieds must be paid in advance. Legal Notices should be received by noon Monday for the upcoming issue. To submit or inquire about a legal notice, send an e-mail to

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All material herein is the sole property of The Rock River Times. No reprint, reproduction or other use of any of the materials contained herein is permitted without the consent of the publisher or his duly appointed representative.

FIRST AMENDMENT: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

ABOUT ROCKFORD: Rockford, Illinois’s third-largest city with a population of about 150,000, is in north central Illinois on the Rock River about 90 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The greater metropolitan area has a population of nearly 340,000.

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