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Rockford presents balanced 2019 budget

ROCKFORD - City of Rockford administration, on Monday, proposed a balanced $156.8 million for 2019. Monday's presentation was part of an information-only session. Aldermen have until March 30, 2019 to approve a spending plan.…

BBB monitoring Sears bankruptcy

ROCKFORD - The Better Business Bureau continues to monitor the proceedings which have led to Sears Holdings filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15. "The filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy has been included on the BBB…

Victim in Rockford homicide identified

ROCKFORD - The man shot and killed Wednesday on the city's west side has been identified as 35-year-old Prince Chatman, police reported Thursday. Chatman was found at around 4 p.m., inside an SUV in the area of Chestnut Street and Johnson…

NIU to open sustainability research hub with U of I

DEKALB - Northern Illinois University will be the fourth research hub for the Illinois Innovation Network. This hub will be part of a research network that spans three University of Illinois campuses, each focused on different subjects.…

Mayor’s Hunger Luncheon returns Oct. 16

ROCKFORD - More than 10 years after it was last held, the Mayor’s Hunger Luncheon will return Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cliffbreakers Riverside Conference Center. Mayor Tom McNamara will deliver the keynote address,…

Six Flags to lease and operate Magic Waters

ROCKFORD - Magic Waters will fly a new banner in 2019. The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners has approved a lease agreement that allows Six Flags Entertainment Corporation to operate the water park next year. This lease…

GOP graffiti suspect Tim Damm arrested again

ROCKFORD - The 42-year-old man arrested for vandalizing the Republican headquarters downtown is now charged with battery and resisting a peace officer. What led to the new charges against Damm is currently unknown. He was arrested Friday.…