UEP lawyer addresses reports about restaurant

By Jim Hagerty Contributor DOWNTOWN -- Drama surrounding the restaurant space left vacant after the Hanley Furniture building fire continued over the holidays. The space is the storefront at 307 S. Main St., occupied by Magpie from…

Rockford Housing Authority names interim CEO

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Housing Authority looked in-house to temporarily replace CEO Larry Williams, who left his post for an out-of-state housing agency last month. Chief Operating Officer Laura Snyder was announced Tuesday as the…

IceHogs end 2017 with loss to Wolves

ROSEMONT -- A big third period paced the Chicago Wolves to a 6-2 victory over the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena Saturday night. The Wolves scored three goals in the final period, helping Rockford end the 2017 calendar year with…

AHL. IceHogs split with Iowa

By Jim Hagerty Contributor DOWNTOWN -- The Rockford IceHogs dominated the third period but couldn't pot the equalizer, resulting in a 5-3 loss to the Iowa Wild in the second game of a home-and-home set here Friday. Trailing 4-1 going…

Pro Hockey. Blackhawks recall Kampf, Glass from IceHogs

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday that they have recalled forward David Kampf and goaltender Jeff Glass from the Rockford IceHogs and placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve. In his first year with the…

Sister’s to land South Main location

By Jim Hagerty Contributor DOWNTOWN -- Although what will become of the empty lot at the corner of Chestnut and South Main streets is still up in the air, the building next door will soon be part of an established restaurant's…

Beloit officials announce major casino project

By Jim Hagerty Contributor BELOIT -- A casino in Beloit took another step forward last week as the city and Ho-Chunk Nation representatives laid out a plan they say will have an enormous economic impact on the region. "This is a…

IceHogs finish Griffins in shootout

DOWNTOWN -- It took four rounds of a shootout, but the Rockford IceHogs skated away with a 3-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins here Saturday night. The game-winner came from defenseman Viktor Svedberg, who fired a blistering high-slot…

Illinois workers’ comp board stops cost increase

By Cole Lauterbach Illinois News Network SPRINGFIELD -- Businesses in Illinois dodged a Yuletide bullet after a state board narrowly voted against a change to worker compensation laws. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission voted…

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