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Police investigate homicide in Rockford

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Police Department is investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead and man hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds. At approximately 8:10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, Rockford officers responded to a residence…

Man arrested in Rockford looting incident

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man has been jailed after police say he broke into a east-side department store and started a fire last month. Sean Cardenas, 20, is charged with burglar, arson and felony criminal damage to…

Rockford shooting victim dies

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 29-year-old man who was shot over the weekend at a northwest barbershop has died. The victim, who has not been identified, was shot Saturday at Top Notch Cutz, 3424 N. Main St., near North Main Street and…

Rockford man guilty of murder in 2019 beating death

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is guilty of murder in the beating death of another man on the city's west side last year. Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross reported Friday that Douglas Williams,…