Winnebago County prosecutor attacked in court

ROCKFORD - A man appearing in court on felony charges attacked a prosecutor at the Winnebago County Justice Center Thursday morning. Witnesses say Kenneth Farr Jr., 39, who's charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child,…

Campaign staffers sue J.B. Pritzker for discrimination

CHICAGO - A group of African-American and Latino campaign staffers have filed federal discrimination charges against billionaire J.B. Pritzker, Democratic hopeful for Illinois governor. The suit alleges Pritzker’s campaign routinely…

Three hundred attend Mayor’s Hunger Luncheon

ROCKFORD - More than 300 people were at Cliffbreakers Events Tuesday for the first Mayor's Hunger Luncheon in 10 years. Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara gave the keynote address, telling the audience of dignitaries, city employees and guests…

Tightening up defensively key for IceHogs

ROCKFORD - Although there was some intense play on the part of the Rockford IceHogs to get them to .500 last weekend, things need to tighten up defensively if they intend to build on last year's deep playoff run. "It's nice to see that…

Rockford presents balanced 2019 budget

ROCKFORD - City of Rockford administration, on Monday, proposed a balanced $156.8 million for 2019. Monday's presentation was part of an information-only session. Aldermen have until March 30, 2019 to approve a spending plan.…

BBB monitoring Sears bankruptcy

ROCKFORD - The Better Business Bureau continues to monitor the proceedings which have led to Sears Holdings filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15. "The filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy has been included on the BBB…

Dolphins sink Bears with OT field goal

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jason Sanders kicked a 47-yard field goal on the final play of overtime after Cody Parkey missed a 53-yard try for the Chicago Bears, who blew an 11-point lead in the final 16 minutes of regulation and lost to the…

Victim in Rockford homicide identified

ROCKFORD - The man shot and killed Wednesday on the city's west side has been identified as 35-year-old Prince Chatman, police reported Thursday. Chatman was found at around 4 p.m., inside an SUV in the area of Chestnut Street and Johnson…

NIU to open sustainability research hub with U of I

DEKALB - Northern Illinois University will be the fourth research hub for the Illinois Innovation Network. This hub will be part of a research network that spans three University of Illinois campuses, each focused on different subjects.…