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Rockford man faces multiple drug, gun charges

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces more than a dozen charges after being arrested on the northeast side of the city Wednesday. Alexander A. Kiddell, 37, is charged with armed violence, unlawful use of weapons by…

Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate

By Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the…

Hard Rock Casino Rockford kicks off month-long food drive

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Hard Rock Casino Rockford, on Wednesday, kicked off the first day of a month-long food drive benefiting the Rock River Valley Pantry and other local food pantries. The food drive will run through Friday, Feb.…

IceHogs still in playoff position despite 3-game skid

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs hit the halfway point o the 2019-2020 season this week and were in are sitting in for fourth place in the Central Division. "We're sticking together," coach Derek King said of…

Police recover guns at Rockford party

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two men face charges after after police recover five firearms at a Rockford party. At approximately 1:40 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, Rockford officers responded to a complaint of a loud party at 1004 N. Main St.…

Arrests made in three Rockford sexual assaults

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Three men have been arrested in three sexual assault cases, the Rockford Police Department reported Monday.  Ricky Pickett, 48, of Rockford, is charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and…

Rockford man wanted in 2019 sexual assault

UPDATE: Michael Rodriguez, who was wanted on a warrant, is now in custody following an ongoing investigation by the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit. He was arrested Saturday afternoon. Staff Report ROCKFORD -  A…

Criminal justice reform atop Pritzker’s 2020 plan

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — In year two, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will focus on ending cash bail, reforming low-level drug crime sentencing and reducing mandatory minimum sentences, he announced in Chicago Thursday.…

IceHogs fall to Ads, still safe in standings

Staff  Report MILWAUKEE - With 6:51 remaining in regulation and the IceHogs down 1-0, Milwaukee broke in on a 2-on-0 rush. Delia followed a back-door pass across the crease and sprawled to blocker away the Admirals' scoring chance.…

City announces Snow and Ice mobile app

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford on Wednesday announced a new app to help citizens during the winter season. The city’s Snow and Ice app provides information on snow emergencies, odd/even parking rules and a residential…

Trump to speak on Iran exchange

By Deb Riechmann and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces one of the greatest tests of his presidency after Iran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. It was Iran's most…

Phony debt collection tops scam list

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  The work of phony debt collectors is now at the top of the list of scams reported to the Better Business Bureau. The BBB says phony debt collection was at No. 10 in 2018 and that the explosion of robocalls…

Gunman takes hostages inside Rockford bank

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police are on the scene of hostage situation inside an east-side bank.  According to police, the incident unfolded Friday, at Heritage Credit Union at the corner of East State Street and Mulford…