IceHogs recall Manning, McArdle from Indy

ROCKFORD --  Rockford IceHogs on Thursday announced that they have recalled defensemen Neil Manning and Josh McArdle from their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel. Manning, 27, has spent the majority of the season with the Fuel, logging 17…

Rockford Women’s March still on for Jan. 19

ROCKFORD -- The national Women’s March has faced accusations of anti-Semitism, and organizers in Chicago recently canceled their event, citing logistical challenges. Organizer Alicia Neubauer says none of those issues apply to the …

Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFC North champion Chicago Bears refused to let up, riding Jordan Howard for 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns and that relentless defense for a 24-10 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that kept the rival Vikings…

Rockford mourns at vigil for homeless

ROCKFORD -- The coroner's office says nearly 3,000 people in Winnebago County died within the last year. 45 of them were part of the area's homeless population. That's according to Carpenter's Place, a non-profit homeless shelter in…

Bears clinch No. 3 seed with win at San Francisco

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw one touchdown pass, Jordan Howard ran for another score and the Chicago Bears survived a fight and a late fumble to earn their eighth win in nine games, 14-9 over the San Francisco 49ers on…

IHSA football changes will take time

SPRINGFIELD -- High school football in Illinois is changing. Eventually. High schools across the state recently voted 324 to 307 to move from a conference system for football to a district system. The first thing that they need to do

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