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The future of Belvidere Assembly Plant in question

By Jenna Dooley WNIJ News BELVIDERE - Fiat Chrysler announced recently that it will cut third shift operations at its Belvidere production facility in May. The plant produces the Jeep Cherokee. The company cited global demand as part of…

New high-tech floral company holds Rockford job fair

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A new technology startup is launching in Rockford this spring, and it’s looking to hire in the downtown area. Floracracy is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 8, at the main Rockford Rescue…

SwedishAmerican surgeon earns Top Doctor award

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Dr. Gayatri Sonti, a neurosurgeon at SwedishAmerican Hospital, was recently named a 2018 Top Doctor. Sonti has been in practice for more than 15 years, and in that time has become renowned as one of the top…

SwedishAmerican helps fight Illinois opioid crisis

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican has been recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services as one of only 14 Illinois hospitals that will participate in its Warm Hand-off Program to combat opioid addiction. The IDHS…

Local partnerships aim to reduce blight

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- In an effort to improve the economy and stabilize residential neighborhoods, multiple community partners today announced the recapitalization of the Northern Illinois Community Development Corporation. NICDC,…

Company pulls Lime bikes from Rockford

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- Lime, the company that brought pedal bike-sharing to the Rockford region, is pulling out of the local market. Spokesmen for the San Francisco-based company say the decision to withdraw from the…

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opens in Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD --  Northbrook-based Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened its doors to a new pizzeria in Rockford,  Monday. While Rockford space does not include a dining room, hungry fans can order for carryout or delivery from the…

Sen. Dave Syverson responds to minimum wage vote

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Sen. Dave Syverson (R) called Thursday's vote to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next year a costly one. “With approximately 99 percent of our nation’s businesses…

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