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EIGERlab FastPitch event returns Oct. 9

Staff Report ROCKFORD - October 9, innovators and entrepreneurs will share their ideas and compete for cash prizes as EIGERlab's 13th Annual FastPitch takes place at NIU-Rockford. The deadline to register for the event is Sept. 25.…

Rockford recertified as StormReady community

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Rockford was recently recertified as a StormReady community by the National Weather Service. The City’s emergency preparedness team, led by the Rockford Fire Department, has achieved this certification since July…

C-SPAN Bus coming to Rockford Sept. 18

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The C-SPAN Bus will stop at two Rockford high schools Wednesday, Sept. 18, to give students an inside look at the network's public affairs programming and resources and how it covers the federal government in…

Public hearing about casino Sept. 23 at Coronado

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The hearing to give Rockford citizens the opportunity to weigh in on the casino process and hear presentations from the applicants will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.…

Two killed in crash following police chase

UPDATE: The two victims of Thursday's fatal crash have been identified as 36-year-old Tareo Henry and Todd Bamberger, 50, both of Rockford. By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A police chase ended in a deadly crash Thursday night on…

A look at Rockford’s 3 casino proposals

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Rockford officials, on Friday, received three proposals to build the city's only casino.  Two of the proposals are for east-side facilities, while one developer wants to build on the south edge of…

Woman killed in Rockford crash

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 54-year-old woman was killed Saturday when the car she was driving collided with an oncoming vehicle on the city's near-east side.  Just after 6 p.m., Rockford officers responded to a two-vehicle accident in…

Winnebago County Board supports I-90 casino site

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County Board, on Thursday, passed a resolution that gives its blessing a casino to be built near I-90.  The county is the third public entity to get behind a plan for Rockford's lone…