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Trump lawyers: Impeachment case is flimsy

By Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him "flimsy" and a…

Rockford man faces multiple drug, gun charges

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces more than a dozen charges after being arrested on the northeast side of the city Wednesday. Alexander A. Kiddell, 37, is charged with armed violence, unlawful use of weapons by…

Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate

By Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the…

Police recover guns at Rockford party

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two men face charges after after police recover five firearms at a Rockford party. At approximately 1:40 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, Rockford officers responded to a complaint of a loud party at 1004 N. Main St.…

State economy grew slowly in 3rd quarter 2019

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois economy grew at a slower pace than most neighboring states and the nation as a whole during the third quarter of 2019, according to new figures released last week. The…

Arrests made in three Rockford sexual assaults

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Three men have been arrested in three sexual assault cases, the Rockford Police Department reported Monday.  Ricky Pickett, 48, of Rockford, is charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and…

Rockford man wanted in 2019 sexual assault

UPDATE: Michael Rodriguez, who was wanted on a warrant, is now in custody following an ongoing investigation by the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit. He was arrested Saturday afternoon. Staff Report ROCKFORD -  A…

Criminal justice reform atop Pritzker’s 2020 plan

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — In year two, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will focus on ending cash bail, reforming low-level drug crime sentencing and reducing mandatory minimum sentences, he announced in Chicago Thursday.…