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Sen. Dave Syverson responds to minimum wage vote

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Sen. Dave Syverson (R) called Thursday's vote to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next year a costly one. “With approximately 99 percent of our nation’s businesses being considered…

Man fatally shoots self during Rockford traffic stop

UPDATE: The victim in yesterday's incident has been identified as 56-year-old Randy Pierson. Authorities say he resided in the Midwest. ROCKFORD -- A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning during a traffic stop on…

Pritzker in Rockford to step up fight against HIV

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has directed his administration to enhance efforts to eliminate HIV. The Democrat signed an executive order in Rockford Friday to re-establish state funding for testing and treatment programs…

Heart disease workshop at U of I Extension Feb. 5, 12

ROCKFORD -  It can be a challenge for those planning to shop or cook for someone with heart disease or work towards preventing heart disease themselves. To help meet these challenges, University of Illinois Extension will offer a…

Essex owner satisfies sanctions, building demo next

ROCKFORD -- The owner of the Essex Wire property made the final $109,000 payment to the City of Rockford. City officials say Paul Bennett, president of A-W Bennett Enterprises, made the installment in early January.  He also paid $5,000…

Rockford software company recognized for excellence

ROCKFORD (BUSINESS WIRE) -- When the world’s leading food logistics organizations are faced with EDI and integration challenges that threaten to disrupt their business and jeopardize revenue opportunities, they turn to Cleo for help. The…

SwedishAmerican celebrates opening of Riverwest Clinic

ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican celebrated the opening of Riverwest Clinic in southwest Rockford with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Leadership from SwedishAmerican, City of Rockford and the Chamber of Commerce joined the staff from…

Rockford Women’s March still on for Jan. 19

ROCKFORD -- The national Women’s March has faced accusations of anti-Semitism, and organizers in Chicago recently canceled their event, citing logistical challenges. Organizer Alicia Neubauer says none of those issues apply to the …

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