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One dead in shooting outside Rockford Taco Bell

ROCKFORD - A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at a local hospital Tuesday after being shot in the parking lot of a west side fast-food restaurant. Police say shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers responded to Taco Bell at 2602 Auburn St.…

Woman shot dead at Rockford gas station

UPDATE: The female victim in last Sunday's shooting is identified as Jennifer Jones, 37, of Rockford. She died after being shot at the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street. ROCKFORD - A woman was shot and killed Sunday morning at gas…

Murder suspect in custody

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is behind bars in a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday night on the city's northeast side. Jerry Saylor, 46, was taken into custody Monday morning. He's been charged with first-degree murder in connection…

Winnebago County prosecutor attacked in court

ROCKFORD - A man appearing in court on felony charges attacked a prosecutor at the Winnebago County Justice Center Thursday morning. Witnesses say Kenneth Farr Jr., 39, who's charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child,…

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…

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.…

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