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City puts blighted church building on notice

ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford Legal Department, on Tuesday,began the demolition process at the heavily blighted New Fellowship Baptist Church at 814 Second Ave. by posting a 30-day notice as required by Illinois statute. In addition to…

Rockford Police scores high on crime stats audit

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department scored high marks during an audit as the only police department in Illinois that submits National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data to the FBI. The data goes much deeper than…

Rockford passes 2019 budget

ROCKFORD - City of Rockford aldermen on Monday passed the $156.8 million general-fund budget for 2019. The budget includes a utility tax on natural gas and electricity, the levy that was added to the 2018 spending plan after home rule…

Pritzker victory opens the door for legal weed

SPRINGFIELD - Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker said he wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use soon after taking office, but even advocates say won't fix the state’s budget problems. Michigan voters approved a referendum Tuesday to…

Rockford’s Co-Lin Metals Fabricating expands

ROCKFORD - A Rockford manufacturer celebrating its 60th year in business doubled its manufacturing space after an October acquisition. Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Inc. acquired the assets of HLAVA Industrial Welding and its building at 5295…

Tom McNamara named to Pritzker’s transition team

ROCKFORD - Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker announced today that Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara will join the Budget & Innovation Team as part of the bi-partisan Transition Committee. The team will focus on tackling the financial…

City announces winter warming centers

ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, announces the availability of warming centers in Winnebago and Boone counties during the 2018-2019 winter season. These facilities provide safe and warm…

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