Essex owner satisfies sanctions, building demo next

ROCKFORD -- The owner of the Essex Wire property made the final $109,000 payment to the City of Rockford. City officials say Paul Bennett, president of A-W Bennett Enterprises, made the installment in early January.  He also paid $5,000…

Woman charged with battery of child

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford woman has been indicted by a grand jury after detectives discovered bruises on the face of a 4-year-old child. Tia M. Hunt, 36, is charged with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a child,…

SwedishAmerican celebrates opening of Riverwest Clinic

ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican celebrated the opening of Riverwest Clinic in southwest Rockford with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Leadership from SwedishAmerican, City of Rockford and the Chamber of Commerce joined the staff from…

Man wanted in fatal Rockford shooting in custody

ROCKFORD -- A suspect in a fatal shooting at a Rockford gas station last fall is now behind bars. Marquell Longs, 26, was arrested by the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday  in the 1600 block of 10th Street.…

Suspect in four armed robberies still at large

ROCKFORD -- A man Rockford Police investigators say is connected to four armed robberies is still at large. The robberies occurred Tuesday, Dec. 11 with between 7 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. Around 7 p.m., at Boost Mobile, 3201 Auburn St.,…

Six Flags gets green light to operate Magic Waters

GURNEE, Ill.--  Six Flags Great America has received the last vote from the Rock Valley College approving the final of 11 real estate tax abatements on the Magic Waters property. Six Flags Great America now has the necessary approvals to…

Boys Hoops: East knocks off Boylan to stay unbeaten

ROCKFORD --  The East E-Rabs improved to 7-0 by beating Boylan 59-50 in NIC-10 boys basketball action Wednesday. It was East's first home win over Boylan since 1995. The E-Rabs are now alone atop the NIC-10 standings. Boylan fell to 4-3.…

City puts blighted church building on notice

ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford Legal Department, on Tuesday,began the demolition process at the heavily blighted New Fellowship Baptist Church at 814 Second Ave. by posting a 30-day notice as required by Illinois statute. In addition to…

Gunman robs Rockford Burger King

ROCKFORD - A suspect is wanted in an armed robbery that occurred Monday morning at a Rockford fast-foot restaurant. Shortly before 6 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the Burger King at 2334 11th St. in response to a report of…

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