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Police investigate Rockford’s 18th homicide

UPDATE: Th victim in Thursday's homicide on Hunter Avenue has been identified as 28-year-old Patrick Mack Jr. Staff Report ROCKFORD - One man was pronounced dead at a local hospital Thursday after being shot on the city's near-east side.…

Rockford cop charged with sexual assault

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A 19-year veteran with the Rockford Police Department has been charged with sexual assault, authorities announced Wednesday.  Daniel Basile, 51, of Roscoe, is charged with a single count of criminal…

Rockford crime continues downward trend

Staff Report ROCKFORD — Crime saw another downward trend through September this year, the Rockford Police Department reported Monday. The latest release compares data from January through September 2019 to stats compiled from the same…