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Rockford man arrested after single-car crash

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man found himself in jail Wednesday morning, charged with DUI and other offenses in connection with car accident on the city's near-east side.  Shortly before 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27,  Rockford…

Man arrested in string of local burglaries

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a monthslong investigation of more than a dozen residential burglaries. Justin Woolwine, 19, of Rockford, is charged with three counts of residential burglary and…

Man sentenced to 15 years in drug case

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a recent drug case,  Alonte M. Bjorlie 23, was sentenced Nov. 8 to 15 years for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, 15 years for possession…

Rockford man charged with sexual abuse of child

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford was jailed Thursday following an investigation by the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit. At around 11:10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, officers were contacted to investigate a report of…

Man charged in Rockford homicide

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a man for a deadly shooting in Rockford last month. Oct. 15, Rockford officers responded to the 4900 block of Harrison Avenue in…

18-year-old pleads guilty in 2017 homicide

Staff Report ROCKFORD - An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2017 killing of a 12-year-old boy.  Anthony Shyheem Jenkins entered the plea Tuesday in front of Judge Ronald White. He was accused of killing…