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Man arrested on gun, drug charges

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man was arrested on a handful of charges Thursday, after police say he was in possession of drugs and an illegal firearm. Drake A. Stewart, 36, was arrested by Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies during a narcotics…

Arrest made in violent robberies

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces charges in two violent robberies in Rockford, police reported Thursday. Joseph Collins, 20, faces two counts of aggravated battery and a single count of robbery in two separate incidents. Police say 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…

New charges filed in criminal investigation

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces new charges linked to several crimes in the city. On Sept. 1, Rockford Police officers arrested 28-year-old Jawan Robinson-Jones for aggravated battery to a senior citizen and attempted robbery for an…

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…

Men found not guilty in fatal Rockford shooting

ROCKFORD - Two men accused in a fatal shooting the occurred in Rockford five years ago were found not guilty Monday by a Winnebago County jury. Shazariyah F. Hibbett, 29, and 26-year-old Johny L. McFadden, both stood trial for first-degree…

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…