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Second Rockford shooting victim dies

ROCKFORD -- A second person struck by gunfire in Rockford has died. The unidentified 38-year-old victim died Wednesday morning, after being shot at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday on South Independence Avenue. He was one of six people struck by…

Violent night in Rockford leaves 1 dead and 5 wounded

ROCKFORD -- Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd is calling for the end to a recent string of violence as one person was killed and five others wounded Tuesday, Oct. 5, in three separate shootings. "The senseless shootings and murders have…

Chicago Bears sign purchase agreement to buy Arlington Park

CHICAGO (AP) β€” The Chicago Bears took a major step toward moving out of their longtime home at Soldier Field and into the suburbs by signing a purchase agreement for Arlington Park about 30 miles northwest of the city. "We are excited to…

Rockford man wanted for attempted murder arrested

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man wanted in connection with a shooting that left another man wounded last weekend is behind bars. Taushon Lamar Henderson, 23, was taken into custody Thursday. The shooting occurred Sunday,…

Rockford detective charged with child pornography

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- A Rockford Police detective found himself behind bars after being arrested on three counts of possessing child pornography. Authorities say Joshua Steven Grover, 45, was booked into the Winnebago County Jail…