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Thrive Cafe opens downtown location

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- Thrive Cafe is now officially part of the downtown community. Well, almost. The popular health-conscience eatery started a soft opening for "Thrive Cafe On the Go," at 326 E. State St.,…

Swedish American welcomes new providers

Staff Report ROCKFORD - SwedishAmerican has welcomed new internal medicine physician, Dr. Shinta Jong to the Creekside Medical Center, 3505 N. Bell School Road. Jong brings 10 years of experience to SwedishAmerican. Board certified in…

BBB warns of scams targeting veterans

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. More than 18 million people are U.S. military veterans. It’s a fitting time to say thank you to military veterans for their sacrifice and service; protecting us and our country.…

BBB: Beware of ‘Jenny B’ gift card scam

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  There is a growing concern about a what is being identified as a gift card scam. Women from across the country, including Northern Illinois, have reported receiving cards from a person identified as “Jenny B”…

City announces furnace assistance program

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford Human Services department is offering an emergency Furnace Assistance program for qualifying homeowners to assist with non-working furnaces.  Qualified homeowners may receive either repair…

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…