Bill Cosby sex case heads to jury

By Michael R. Sisakand Claudia LauerAssociated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges he drugged and…

City Hall recognizes Denim Day

ROCKFORD -- Today, the City of Rockford and United Way of Rock River Valley, along with organizations across the country, is recognizing Denim Day. The Denim Day campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court…

Toronto van attack kills 9

The driver was heading south on busy Yonge Street around 1:30 p.m. and the streets were crowded with people enjoying an unseasonably warm day when the van jumped onto the sidewalk.

IceHogs control Wolves, series

The Rockford IceHogs used three unanswered goals to cruise to a 5-2 win and a commanding 2-0 lead in their first-round, best-of-five playoff series against the Chicago Wolves.

Police: Death of 24-year-old woman a homicide

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department spokesmen say the victim was found just after 3:30 p.m., Friday, in a bedroom of a house at 609 Atwood Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause of death has not been announced.

Clock Tower demo underway

It could be at least a year or two before the land redeveloped, however. The 21-acre parcel was being primed for a casino last year, but Rockford was left out of the state's gambling expansion bill. That meant that the investment group…

Rockford aldermen approve pay raises, road repairs

By Jim Hagerty Contributor CITY HALL -- Rockford aldermen approved a 2-percent pay increase for police officers and all non-union employees during the Monday, April 16, meeting of the Rockford City Council. Both raises were part of…

Illinois nonprofit hosts cannabis education expo

The event is the first in the state to offer 3 Cannabis CME platforms for physicians, conducted by Dr. Jay Joshi of National Pain Centers and 3 CEU sessions for the Nurses and Social Workers, conducted by Mahja Sulemanjee Bortocek of the…

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