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Police on scene of Machesney Park homicide

Staff Report MACHESNEY PARK -- The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is on the scene of a homicide in Machesney Park. Police say the victim, an elderly woman, was found dead Monday morning in the 200 block of Northway Park Road.…

Report: Illinois to legalize marijuana in 2020

By Sara Burnett Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. Pritzker joined fellow…

Rockford lands Olympic table tennis trials

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- Rockford will the site of the 2019 International Table Tennis Federation North American Olympic Table Tennis Trials, officials announced Friday. The trials will start at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the BMO…

Rockford mayor wraps things up in Springfield

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- Rockford Mayor Tom McMamara wrapped up his two-day visit to Springfield Thursday morning by testifying at a House hearing on casino expansion. McNamara urged lawmakers to include Rockford in bill…

Mayor, chamber of commerce push for Rockford casino

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- Mayor Tom McNamara will travel to Springfield this week to further the city's push for a casino license. McNamara, along with Rockford Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Einar Forsman, addressed…

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