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Police: Fatal Auburn Street accident not hit-and-run

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Although the driver of a vehicle involved in the death of a pedestrian in Rockford Tuesday left the scene of the crash, the incident is not a hit-and-run, police said Thursday. At around 8:30 p.m., Oct.…

RSO’s Steve Larsen announces retirement

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Rockford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Steve Larsen will retire after the 2020-21 season, he announced Wednesday. "The 2020-21 season will be my 30th year as RSO Music Director, and I have decided that it…

News anchor Whitney Martin returning to Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Veteran TV journalist Whitney Martin is returning to Rockford. Martin, who moved to Milwaukee in 2017 and anchored "CBS 58 Morning News," will serve as assistant news director and anchor of “Eyewitness News in the…

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…