Aldermen approve indoor market amendments

By Jim Hagerty Contributor CITY HALL — Although one Rockford alderman called it a bad business deal, the Rockford City Council on Monday put finishing amendments on the agreement to open an indoor market downtown. The project, billed…

Trades, callups all part of AHL coaching job

By Jim Hagerty Contributor DOWNTOWN — When a series of trades by the Blackhawks depleted the Rockford IceHogs roster last season, it didn't sit well with former coach Ted Dent. And while some say Dent's public comments about the…

Body found in missing Loves Park woman’s car

By Jim Hagerty Contributor ROSCOE — A body was discovered inside a car pulled from the Rock River near McDonald Road Sunday night. Officials at the scene say the body was too badly decomposed to determine if the remains were those of…

Police chief talks gunshot detection, Tasers

By Jim Hagerty Contributor CITY HALL — If the technology lives up to its claim, the Rockford Police Department will soon have the ability to pinpoint the location of gunshots. On Monday, aldermen voted to spend $310,000 on a gunfire…

What’s Local: Yackle Tees a familiar Rockford brand

By Jim Hagerty Contributor ROCKFORD — What started as out as a hobbyist's venture and a local fundraising effort has quickly become a widely recognized Rockford T-shirt brand. Yackle Tees, 1706 Rural St., is a full-scale print shop…