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Former PNC Bank building sells for $4.225M

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A prime piece of commercial downtown real estate has recently changed hands. According to Winnebago County records, owner John Taphorn sold the former PNC Bank building at 120 W. State St. for $4.225 million to…

State Rep. John Cabello joins suicide task force

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, announced Monday that he has been appointed to serve on the newly created State of Illinois First Responders Suicide Task Force.  The task force is part of the…

Rain or shine, Stroll will go on downtown Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Rockford are closely monitoring the weather forecast for Saturday, Nov. 30, when the city hosts the seventh annual Stroll on State. Based on…

City announces Stroll on State travel advisories

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford has issued travel and parking information in advance of the Dasher Dash and Stroll on State, two downtown events happening Saturday, Nov. 30. Citizens are reminded to heed the following…

Rockford garbage collection delayed

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Garbage collection for Rockford residents on Thursday, Nov. 28, will be delayed one day because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents who normally have garbage pickup on Thursday will have it picked up on…

Thrive Cafe opens downtown location

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- Thrive Cafe is now officially part of the downtown community. Well, almost. The popular health-conscience eatery started a soft opening for "Thrive Cafe On the Go," at 326 E. State St.,…

Swedish American welcomes new providers

Staff Report ROCKFORD - SwedishAmerican has welcomed new internal medicine physician, Dr. Shinta Jong to the Creekside Medical Center, 3505 N. Bell School Road. Jong brings 10 years of experience to SwedishAmerican. Board certified in…

BBB warns of scams targeting veterans

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. More than 18 million people are U.S. military veterans. It’s a fitting time to say thank you to military veterans for their sacrifice and service; protecting us and our country.…