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Rockford Police probe fatal shooting on Charles Street

Update: Two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's fatal shooting. Daisean Davis, 17, of Rockford, is charged with first-degree murder, felony murder during an armed robbery, and armed robbery. Twenty-year-old Avontay…

Police investigate Rockford’s 6th homicide of 2020

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - One person is dead after five people were shot outside a west-side gas station Wednesday night. Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said at around 7:10 p.m., officers heard gunshots, responded to the…

Rock Falls man indicted on drug, gun charges

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rock Falls man has been indicted by a Winnebago County grand jury on gun and drug charges. Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announce Friday that 32-year-old Winston Wilbanks…

Rockford man wanted in Benton Street homicide

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - An arrest warrant has beeb issued in a homicide that occurred in Rockford earlier this week. Darryl Lyles, 34, of Rockford, is charged with first-degree murder, allegations that stem from a fatal…

Rockford teens charged with multiple offenses

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two Rockford teens have been charged with multiple offenses after a single-car crash Wednesday night on the city's east side. At 10:34 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle near Reid Farm Road and…

Large Rockford house party leads to fatal shooting

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - One man is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a house party in the 1400 block of West Jefferson Street Sunday. "A male, who we believe is 24 years old, was pronounced deceased at the…

Suspect in Green Bay homicide caught in Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A man wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in Green Bay, Wisconsin, earlier this month has been apprehended in Rockford, police announced Monday. Saturday, April 25, the Rockford Police Department…

Multiple charges in Rockford robbery

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Four people, including two juveniles, have been charged with an array of offenses after police respond to an armed robbery on the city's south side Tuesday. At around 10:35 p.m., Rockford patrol officers…

Rockford man charged with gun offense

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is in the Winnebago County Jail, charged with a weapons offense after an incident at a west-side gas station Sunday night. At around at 8:30 p.m., police responded to a shots-fired…