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Rockford Fire Department earns new certification

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Fire Department Fire Maintenance Facility is now recognized as a Certified Fleet Management Operation by the Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA). The Rockford Fire Department Fire…

Operating room nurses donate toys to Rock House Kids

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican held a toy drive in March to benefit Rock House Kids, a local not-for-profit organization that helps children in need by offering them a safe, warm and nurturing environment. The toy drive was…

Recent floods could be dangerous to consumers

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- A Rising rivers and runoff from melting snow create serious flooding issues for northern Illinois residents; the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to take steps to be prepared to handle dangerous…

Gov. J.B. Pritzker assesses local flood damage

The Associated Press FREEPORT (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has toured flooded northern Illinois neighborhoods and asked the state's emergency operations center to expedite help to affected areas. The National Weather Service says the…

Recent crimes shine light on domestic violence

ROCKFORD -- Two recent Rockford-area crimes have again shone light on domestic violence and the push for the city to have a place for survivors to get services to put their lives back together. One of those incidents was the fatal…

Steve Stadelman sponsors bill to fight urban blight

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD -- Cities and counties would have a streamlined process to address vacant homes under two new measures sponsored by state Sen.Steve Stadelman. D-Rockford. Senate bills 2052 and 2097 implement recommendations…

Rockford community forum addresses immigration myths

By Sarah Jesmer WNIJ News ROCKFORD -- Lily Chavez's parents moved from Mexico to Winnebago County before she was born. Chavez shared the story of her family's immigration at a recent panel in Rockford hosted by Engaging Lent. The forum…

Stage set for Rockford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The Irish Marching Society's annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, downtown. Traffic will be impacted during the event. The parade will begin at Seventh Street and Fourth…

City of Rockford to host job fair March 22

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford, along with Rockford Park District and Winnebago County, will host an Internship and Summer Job Fair on Friday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Health Sports Factory, 305 S. Madison St.…

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