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Barber-Colman redevelopment gets committee nod

ROCKFORD - An agreement between the City of Rockford and Rock Valley College to build a manufacturing technology center at the former Barber-Colman property on South Main Street was approved by the Planning & Development Committee…

Josh McArdle confident he’ll crack IceHogs roster

ROCKFORD - Josh McArdle made history this summer when he became the first Rockford youth hockey player to come through the ranks and sign an AHL contract. Now the Hononegah High School graduate is looking to do it again as the first…

Rockford Police probe three armed robberies

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating three armed robberies that occurred withing the last two days. The first incident happened at 7 a.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the 3200 block of Gilbert Avenue. The victim claimed he…

Downtown murals underway

ROCKFORD - Three new pieces of public art will soon be finished downtown as part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau's "Paint the Town" mural program. The murals will be painted on Market Street, North Sixth Street and…

Development next to new library heads back out for bid

ROCKFORD – The bidding process for the property next to the future downtown library will be reopened. A five-member committee comprised of library and city officials will review responses to a request for proposal (RFP) before they are…