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Rockford City Council approves Hard Rock Casino bid

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Rockford City Council, on Monday, voted 11-1 to send a proposal to build a Hard Rock Casino at 7801 E. State St. to the Illinois Gaming Board. “We are thankful for the mayor and council’s support of…

SwedishAmerican announces community events

Staff Report ROCKFORD - SwedishAmerican Hospital will host an array of community events this fall. Women and Children’s Center Beam-Raising Ceremony: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at SwedishAmerican Hospital Heart Hospital Entrance, 1401 E.…

City staff recommends Hard Rock Casino proposal

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - City staff has put its stamp of approval on a proposal to build a Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Mayor Tom McNamara announced Monday. The Hard Rock proposal, which calls for a casino at the site of…

Man rescued from boat charged with stealing it

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A river rescue led to criminal charges against a Rockford man after he was pulled from a stolen boat near the Fordam Dam Saturday. Authorities say a fisherman heard the man's cry for help and called 911 at…

RACVB looking forward to fall

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Fall is officially here and the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is looking forward to all the new season has to offer, including sweet treats from local bakeries and coffee shops, apple…

LIHEAP information now available from city

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Information is now available for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for eligible residents in Winnebago and Boone Counties. LIHEAP pays a benefit directly to energy companies on behalf…

Casino applicants present to public

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A large crowd heard three applicants present their respective proposals to build a casino in Rockford during a public hearing Monday at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.  Two presentations were…

City announces Fall for Rockford road closures

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Fall for Rockford, a family friendly downtown community event will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 9 p.m. Roadways and municipal parking lots around the event area will be closed at 6 a.m. and remain…

YouthBuild graduation Thursday at Memorial Hall

Staff Report ROCKFORD - YouthBuild Rockford will host its 24th graduation ceremony Thursday, Sept. 19, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. It will feature a keynote address by Illinois Rep.…