WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange faces US charge

By Danica Kirka Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday hauled a bearded and shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years, and the U.S. charged the WikiLeaks founder…

Uneasy about economy, businesses back off on hiring

By Joynce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Samantha Martin does most of the annual hiring for her public relations firm in the first quarter. But not this year — clients worried about a slowing economy are cutting their…

IHSA considers changes to basketball tournaments

By Scot Bertram Illinois News Network BLOOMINGTON --Changes could be coming to the state’s high school basketball tournaments. Officials with the Illinois High School Association currently are accepting feedback from school…

AHL: Dylan Sikura powers IceHogs to key road win

Staff Report MILWAUKEE -- Dylan Sikura scored two goals Tuesday to power the Rockford IceHogs to a 4-3 comeback win and tighten the AHL Central Division playoff race. With two games remaining, Rockford is currently one point in back…

AHL: IceHogs recall McArdle, Tomkins

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The  Rockford IceHogs recalled defenseman Josh McArdle and goaltender Matt Tomkins from the Indy Fuel Monday. McArdle, 24, has spent the majority of the 2018-19 season with the Fuel, logging one goal, five…

Woman jailed in Rockford stabbing incident

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- A 42-year-old Chicago woman was jailed in Rockford Saturday for alleging stabbing another woman. Lsean Gilmore is charged with aggravated battery with a knife and aggravated assault. Police say those charges…

Rockford Fire Department earns new certification

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Fire Department Fire Maintenance Facility is now recognized as a Certified Fleet Management Operation by the Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA). The Rockford Fire Department Fire…

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