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Rockford man charged with sexual assault

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A 49-year-old man has been indicted by a Winnebago County grand jury in a sexual assault authorities say occurred last month on the city's near-east side. Juan Moreno-Jimenez is charged with criminal…

Rockford police arrest wanted suspect

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A man wanted on a probation warrant was arrested Wednesday on the city's northwest side.  Police say at approximately 12:30 a.m., Rockford SCOPE officers received information regarding the whereabouts of Julio…

Two women shot on Rockford’s west side

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are investigating a shooting that left two  women wounded early Friday in the 4000 block of Auburn Street. Shortly after 1 a.m., Rockford officers responded to…

Women charged in Cherry Valley stabbing

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two women were jailed Thursday after a woman was stabbed in Cherry Valley.  Police say at approximately 12:15 p.m.,  Thursday, Rockford patrol officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Cherry Street…

Local woman convicted in daughter’s drowning

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Winnebago County jury on Wednesday, found a Loves Park woman guilty in the drowning death of her 1-year-old daughter. Stephanie A. Larson, 26, was convicted of one count of endangering the life of…

Rockford men face drug charges

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two Rockford men are in custody following a months-long narcotics investigation.  Michael Alexander, 42, and 24-year-old Dana Simmons are charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis and possession…

Rockford man detains burglary suspect

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man detained a burglary suspect Monday night after the suspect allegedly stole items from a garage on the city's northwest side.  Police say at around 10 p.m., officers responded to a home in the…