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City announces new public works director

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Mayor Tom McNamara on Monday announced that he is appointing Water Division Superintendent Kyle Saunders as the city's director of public works. An employee of the city since 2011, Saunders takes over for Mark…

Rockford police investigate east-side shooting

UPDATE: A man who showed up at a Rockford hospital told police he was in his car with three children near Hunter Avenue and Broadmoor Drive when a person in another vehicle opened fire. It is not known whether anyone else was injured; the…

Dates announced for FVV Fan Fest, basketball camp

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced the return of the FVV Fan Fest, featuring Rockford native and NBA champion Fred VanVleet.  The FVV Fan Fest is on Friday, July 12, from  5…

Rockford casino plan on fast track

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Gov. J.B. Pritzker was in Rockford Monday and said he will "do everything possible" to help Rockford "beat Beloit," meaning get a casino off the ground as quickly as possible, to get a leg up on the…

RPS 205 school board fills vacant seat

Staff Report ROCKFORD - ​The Rockford School Board has selected a local accountant to fill the board vacancy in Subdistrict G. June Standord, a controller at Kelley Williamson, was selected Thursday, the day the board interviewed a…

Rockford man dies in shooting

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A 24-year-old Rockford man was pronounced dead at a local hospital early Thursday after being shot on the city's east side. Officers were called to a home in the 3300 block of California Road at…

Urban Equity Properties breaks ground on CA Flats

Staff Report ROCKFORD – Urban Equity Properties, on Wednesday, held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of CA Flats, a multi-unit redevelopment project at 327 W. Jefferson St., downtown. Built in 1927, the brick and…