IceHogs sign Blackhawks draft pick to AHL deal

Staff Report ROCKFORD -The Rockford IceHogs on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with defenseman Jake Ryczek on a one-year contract that runs through the 2019-20 season. Ryczek, 21, completed his first full season in the…

Police investigate Rockford home invasion

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are searching for a 21-year-old man they say committed a home invasion early Thursday.  According to a release from Public Information Officer Christie…

Woman wounded in Rockford shooting

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 39-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday after being shot in the area of Broadway and 24th Street.  Rockford Police Public Information Officer Christie Castillo said patrol officers…

Stateline welcomes national girls softball tournament

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Eighty-five girls softball teams from six states will compete in the Stateline this week for the 2019 National Softball Association (NSA) North-Central “B” & “C” Girls Fast Pitch World Series. Teams from…

Area cooling centers open during hot weather

Staff Report ROCKFORD - There are several cooling centers for citizens to take shelter and rest during the recent hot temperatures.  Following is a list of area centers and their hours.  Winnebago County The Carpenter’s Place…