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Former RAEDC official pleads guilty to fraud

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- The former Rockford Area Economic and Development Council accused of embezzling more than $600,000 from the organization, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of fraud. Leilani Hillis, 60,…

Police arrest armed robbery suspect

ROCKFORD - A man wanted in an armed robbery is now in custody, police announced Monday, Feb. 4. Quintin Beasley, 54, was arrested Saturday. He was wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred shortly before 5 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26…

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