Rockford woman charged with shooting teen

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford woman was jailed Thursday for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy. Samantha Holt, 33, is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated domestic battery, charges that stem from a domestic dispute…

Area law enforcement investigating bomb threats

ROCKFORD -- Rockford-area police agencies are investigating bomb threats at various businesses. The Rockford Catholic Diocese received a threat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The building was quickly evacuated and and police searched the…

Winnebago County Board approves $1.7M Costco subsidy

ROCKFORD -- The hotly contested $1.7 million host-fee subsidy to help Costco open in Loves Park was approved by the Winnebago County Board Thursday. The board voted 12-7 to approve the funding. David Boomer, R-4, abstained. The previous…

Former RAEDC director charged with fraud

ROCKFORD -- The former director of operations for the Rockford Area Economic Development Council was charged in federal court Thursday with one count of mail fraud and one count of tax fraud. Leilani Hillis, 60, had been the subject of…

Rauner urges Pritzker to fight Medicaid fraud

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging the incoming administration to continue his work in rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in the state’s Medicaid system, and to clarify rules for state workers who belong to the same union as the…

NHL: Blackhawks drop 8th straight

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice and the Winnipeg Jets beat Chicago 6-3 on Tuesday night to give the Blackhawks their eighth straight loss. Mark Scheifele and Tyler Myers each had a goal and assist, Mathieu Perreault…

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