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TRRT announces circulation update

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Because of the increasing amount of business closures amid the COVID-19 outbreak, The Rock River Times has limited circulation of its print edition. Until further notice, the paper will be available in the…

Winnebago County logs eighth case of COVID-19

By Jim Hagerty Reporter SPRINGFIELD - There are 330 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including a new case in Winnebago County, health officials reported Wednesday, March 25. The local case is a resident in their 70s, the eight…

Trials in Winnebago, Boone counties postponed until May 18

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The 17th Circuit Court has postponed all trials in Winnebago and Boone counties until mid-May, Chief Judge Eugene Doherty reported Tuesday. "We have now been given permission by the Supreme…

SwedishAmerican seeks donations of masks, PPEs, other items

Staff Report ROCKFORD –  Starting Wednesday, March 25, SwedishAmerican will begin collecting donated items from the community. These donations will add to the inventory SwedishAmerican has already built up as part of its preparedness…

Virus delivers blow to bars, restaurants

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The parking lots at local bars and restaurants were eerily vacant Monday night, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all taverns to close and restaurants to suspend all dine-in services at 9 p.m., amid the…

Al Grace Appliance closing for good

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Al Grace Appliance, a retail staple in Rockford since the early 1960s, will close its doors this year. A final sale will begin in April, and all in-store appliances and mattresses will be liquidated. Lou…

Rockford Public Library closing branches until April 1

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Public Library, beginning Wednesday, March 18, will close its branches and offer remote-only services until the end of the month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Full services will continue…