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Rockford youths charged with vehicle theft

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Two Rockford juveniles have been charged with vehicle theft and other offenses after police investigated a report of suspicious activity over the weekend. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Saturday,…

Rockford woman jailed after standoff with police

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford woman is behind bars, jailed on gun and other offenses after a standoff with police Saturday on the city's west side. Police say the incident unfolded at around 3:30 p.m., when Rockford…

Rockford juveniles charged with armed robbery, gun offenses

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Four Rockford juveniles have been charged with armed robbery and other crimes after police respond to an incident on the city's west side Friday. According to police, just before 1 p.m., Rockford…

Rockford man charged in 8th Street home invasion

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is behind bars, charged with home invasion, aggravated assault with a firearm and resisting arrest. Mario Davis, 31, is accused of firing a gun as he kicked his way into an apartment building in the…

Rockford stabbing suspect in custody

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing two people at a Rockford Walmart. At about 5 p.m.,  Wednesday, officers responded to the Walton Street store and were told a man purchased a box cutter inside the…

Rockford teen charged in shots-fired incident

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford teen faces criminal charges after police respond to a shots-fired incident on the city's southwest side. Adrian Almaraz, 18, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, allegations that stem…

Rockford men indicted in beating case

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County grand jury has indicted two men for allegedly beating another man and leaving him for dead in Rockford last month, Winnebago  County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced…

Arrests made in HobbyTown USA burglary

By Jim Hagerty Rockford ROCKFORD - Two people are now in custody following a burglary that took place at a Rockford hobby store last week. Michael Day, 29, of Rockford, is charged with burglary and is being held on $50,000 bond.…

Man charged with weapons offenses

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man has been charged with weapons offenses after an incident on the south side of the city last week. Isaac Fricks, 26, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; aggravated…

Man sentenced to prison for 2019 police chase

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  A man has been sentenced to prison for a police chase that happened last year in Rockford. Jabare L. McChristian,  26, was sentenced Thursday, March 26,  to one year in the Illinois Department for aggravated…

Rockford man sent to prison for aggravated DUI

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross, on Friday, announced that a 58-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for aggravated DUI. Timothy Buchanan was…

Police investigate fatal shooting in Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on the city's east side Thursday. Police say the occurred in the 2100 block of Oregon Avenue, and that one victim, a man, was taken…