Boys Basketball: Harlem falls in sectional semifinals

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The South Elgin Storm dashed any hopes of an all-NIC-10 sectional final behind a dominating performance from 6-7 center Vincent Miszkiewicz. Miszkiewicz scored 17 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, blocked four…

New high-tech floral company holds Rockford job fair

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A new technology startup is launching in Rockford this spring, and it’s looking to hire in the downtown area. Floracracy is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 8, at the main Rockford Rescue…

SwedishAmerican surgeon earns Top Doctor award

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Dr. Gayatri Sonti, a neurosurgeon at SwedishAmerican Hospital, was recently named a 2018 Top Doctor. Sonti has been in practice for more than 15 years, and in that time has become renowned as one of the top…

Police arrest armed robbery suspect

ROCKFORD - A man wanted in an armed robbery is now in custody, police announced Monday, Feb. 4. Quintin Beasley, 54, was arrested Saturday. He was wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred shortly before 5 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26…

Illinois one of two states to shrink since recession

By Cole Lauterbach Illinois News Network Illinois is one of only two states that lost population over the past decade. In the years since the Great Recession, West Virginia’s population has dropped by 34,500. The decline was largely…

Boys Hoops: Auburn sets up all Rockford regional final

Staff Report ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Josh Ausler won a fourth-quarter scoring duel with Boylan’s Johnny Close to lead the Knights to 68-65 win Wednesday night. Ausler scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter at East High School to…

Chicago will elect its first black woman as mayor

By Herbert McCann The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago's first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included…

SwedishAmerican helps fight Illinois opioid crisis

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican has been recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services as one of only 14 Illinois hospitals that will participate in its Warm Hand-off Program to combat opioid addiction. The IDHS…

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