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Area law enforcement investigating bomb threats

ROCKFORD -- Rockford-area police agencies are investigating bomb threats at various businesses. The Rockford Catholic Diocese received a threat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The building was quickly evacuated and and police searched the…

Winnebago County Board approves $1.7M Costco subsidy

ROCKFORD -- The hotly contested $1.7 million host-fee subsidy to help Costco open in Loves Park was approved by the Winnebago County Board Thursday. The board voted 12-7 to approve the funding. David Boomer, R-4, abstained. The previous…

Former RAEDC director charged with fraud

ROCKFORD -- The former director of operations for the Rockford Area Economic Development Council was charged in federal court Thursday with one count of mail fraud and one count of tax fraud. Leilani Hillis, 60, had been the subject of…

Suspect in four armed robberies still at large

ROCKFORD -- A man Rockford Police investigators say is connected to four armed robberies is still at large. The robberies occurred Tuesday, Dec. 11 with between 7 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. Around 7 p.m., at Boost Mobile, 3201 Auburn St.,…

Rauner urges Pritzker to fight Medicaid fraud

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging the incoming administration to continue his work in rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in the state’s Medicaid system, and to clarify rules for state workers who belong to the same union as the…

Six Flags gets green light to operate Magic Waters

GURNEE, Ill.--  Six Flags Great America has received the last vote from the Rock Valley College approving the final of 11 real estate tax abatements on the Magic Waters property. Six Flags Great America now has the necessary approvals to…

Chicago police seize $1 million worth of marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) — Three men have been arrested on felony drug charges after police seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana during raids of a condominium in Chicago and a home in a nearby suburb. Brothers Ruben and Sergio Estrada and…

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