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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,…

Man, woman wanted in Rockford home invasion

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  Investigators are searching for a two people they say committed the offense of home invasion in the near-east side of the city earlier this week. Police responded the scene, a home in the 1600 block of of…

Man indicted in stabbing at Rockford gas station

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man has been indicted for allegedly stabbing another man at a west-side gas station earlier this month. Darnell Baymon, 51, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, an allegation that…

Machesney Park deaths ruled murder-suicide

By Jim Hagerty Reporter MACHESNEY PARK - The three people found dead inside a Machesney Park apartment in the 1100 block of Minns Drive Wednesday afternoon were victims of a murder-suicide, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office reported…