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NIU Extension gives tips to control mosquitoes

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Mosquitoes are already out in force this season. How can we protect ourselves and our families and still enjoy the outdoors? “Humans are mosquito magnets,” says University of Illinois Extension educator Chris…

Judge dismisses lawsuit, chancery to be demolished

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD — A Winnebago County judge on Friday delivered the final blow to the effort to save the former Catholic chancery building. Judge Donna Honzel ruled that while the chancery has spurred a lot of emotions in…

Rockford moves forward with ‘Family Peace Center’

By Susan Stephens WNIJ News ROCKFORD - Rockford-area leaders recognize domestic violence and human trafficking as some of the biggest problems in the community. Now the tool they’ve been working on to tackle those issues is closer to…

City of Rockford releases new online tool

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford, on Tuesday, launched a web tool that allows residents to view details, cost and timeline of each of the nearly 200 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects currently underway in the city.…

City shuts down two Rockford lingerie businesses

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two Rockford lingerie business were temporarily shut down by city officials Thursday. Officials say over the past several months, the Rockford Police Department has received reports of alleged activities…

Court case involving former chancery sees twists

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The court case involving the former Catholic chancery took a slight turn Thursday. Judge Lisa Fabiano granted lawyers Tom Lester and Rick Porter a motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed against the…

Rockford airport solidifies expansion

By Scot Bertram The Center Square Contributor ROCKFORD - A $9 million dollar federal grant will help Rockford’s airport expand its parking area for cargo jets. Officials at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport hope it’s just…

Local leaders pay tribute to Chuck Sweeny

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Some called Chuck Sweeny an institution, others the face of the Rockford Register Star. Truth be told, he was both. Since the early 1980s, Sweeny used the daily newspaper to subvert the common…

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