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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…

2018 Midterm Election Results

Illinois Governor 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING >  JB Pritzker (D) 2,382,536 54% Bruce Rauner (R / Inc.) 1,723,015 39% Sam McCann (C) 188,486 4% Kash Jackson (L) 105,480 2%…

Rockford Police to host first VIP Program graduation

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department on Wednesday, Nov. 7, will celebrate the first graduation of the newly-formed Community Based Violence and Interruption Prevention (VIP) Program. The VIP Program started in February of 2018 in…

2018 Stroll on State set for Nov. 24

ROCKFORD - The sixth annual Stroll on State is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday. The free community event, which is always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving,…

Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting

ROCKFORD - A a man wanted on a narcotics warrant was shot by Winnebago County deputies on the city's northwest side Wednesday morning. Officials say the shooting happened at around 11 a.m., at the Fas Fuel station on the corner of North…

Body recovered from Rock River near airport

ROCKFORD - A decomposed body was pulled from the Rock River near South Main Street and Beltline Road Monday afternoon. Officials say fishermen discovered the remains tangled in tree branches at around noon. A crew from the New Milford…

Three hundred attend Mayor’s Hunger Luncheon

ROCKFORD - More than 300 people were at Cliffbreakers Events Tuesday for the first Mayor's Hunger Luncheon in 10 years. Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara gave the keynote address, telling the audience of dignitaries, city employees and guests…

Rockford presents balanced 2019 budget

ROCKFORD - City of Rockford administration, on Monday, proposed a balanced $156.8 million for 2019. Monday's presentation was part of an information-only session. Aldermen have until March 30, 2019 to approve a spending plan.…

BBB monitoring Sears bankruptcy

ROCKFORD - The Better Business Bureau continues to monitor the proceedings which have led to Sears Holdings filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15. "The filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy has been included on the BBB…

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