Barber-Colman redevelopment gets committee nod

ROCKFORD - An agreement between the City of Rockford and Rock Valley College to build a manufacturing technology center at the former Barber-Colman property on South Main Street was approved by the Planning & Development Committee…

Josh McArdle confident he’ll crack IceHogs roster

ROCKFORD - Josh McArdle made history this summer when he became the first Rockford youth hockey player to come through the ranks and sign an AHL contract. Now the Hononegah High School graduate is looking to do it again as the first local…

Pro Hockey: Blackhawks send 7 players to Rockford

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have sent seven players to the Rockford IceHogs, the club announced Friday. Defensemen Lucas Carlsson, Blake Hillman and Darren Raddysh will join goaltender Kevin Lankine and forwards Jacob Nilsson  and…

Downtown murals underway

ROCKFORD - Three new pieces of public art will soon be finished downtown as part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau's "Paint the Town" mural program. The murals will be painted on Market Street, North Sixth Street and…

Men found not guilty in fatal Rockford shooting

ROCKFORD - Two men accused in a fatal shooting the occurred in Rockford five years ago were found not guilty Monday by a Winnebago County jury. Shazariyah F. Hibbett, 29, and 26-year-old Johny L. McFadden, both stood trial for first-degree…

Development next to new library heads back out for bid

ROCKFORD – The bidding process for the property next to the future downtown library will be reopened. A five-member committee comprised of library and city officials will review responses to a request for proposal (RFP) before they are…