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AHL: IceHogs clip Rampage 1-0

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Alexandre Fortin netted a shorthanded goal and Collin Delia denied each of the 28 shots he faced to lift the Rockford IceHogs over the San Antonio Rampage 1-0 at the BMO Harris Bank Center Friday. On the penalty…

Rockford man charged in string of retail thefts

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces charges in more than two dozen shoplifting incidents. Monday, Feb. 17, the Rockford Police Department received information regarding retail-theft suspect, 28-year-old Demarcus Latin, and…

Rockford Crime Stats: Violent crimes down; robberies up

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The number of violent crimes in Rockford dropped in January while robberies were up, city leaders reported on social media Friday. According to the City of Rockford Facebook page, there were 117…

NFL owners approve terms for new labor agreement

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to "accept the negotiated terms on the…

Rockford Police, YMCA present Winter Wellness Expo Feb. 24

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department, along with Molina Healthcare of Illinois, will present the Winter Wellness Expo Monday, Feb. 24, at the YMCA Log Lodge, 200 Y Blvd. The event will will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Illinois lawmakers not happy with Blagojevich release

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – There was little support Tuesday at the former stomping grounds of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich for President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the remaining years of the disgraced former…

Trump commutes ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence

By Michael Tarm Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted in a wide-ranging political corruption case just months…

Police release sketch of possible serial rapist

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department has released a sketch of a possible serial rapist who officials say has targeted victims on the northwest side. The suspect is described as a black male in his…