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Thrive Cafe opens downtown location

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- Thrive Cafe is now officially part of the downtown community. Well, almost. The popular health-conscience eatery started a soft opening for "Thrive Cafe On the Go," at 326 E. State St.,…

Man arrested in string of local burglaries

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a monthslong investigation of more than a dozen residential burglaries. Justin Woolwine, 19, of Rockford, is charged with three counts of residential burglary and…

7 key questions ahead of 2020 Democratic debate

By Steve Peoples AP National Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight…

Epstein guards to face criminal charges

By Michael Balsamo and Tom Hays Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night before he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying…

Swedish American welcomes new providers

Staff Report ROCKFORD - SwedishAmerican has welcomed new internal medicine physician, Dr. Shinta Jong to the Creekside Medical Center, 3505 N. Bell School Road. Jong brings 10 years of experience to SwedishAmerican. Board certified in…

Key witnesses up next in Trump impeachment hearings

By Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for…

BBB warns of scams targeting veterans

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. More than 18 million people are U.S. military veterans. It’s a fitting time to say thank you to military veterans for their sacrifice and service; protecting us and our country.…

Bears outlast Lions at home

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears finally gave their frustrated fans something to celebrate. The defending NFC North champions got their offense in gear, snapped their…