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Group taps blighted nursing home for cleanup

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Because the city is currently unable to demolish a vacant northwest side nursing home, a group has tapped the property for a major cleanup project. The project is called Fight the Blight, organized by the…

Body found in Rock River is male

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A body discovered in the Rock River Wednesday is male, officials reported Thursday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz said although it is badly

Omakase fills downtown ‘sushi need’

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Matt Idzikowski's third downtown restaurant in five years is part of a natural progression. He has the burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups covered at Vintage@501 and Blue Line Sports Pub. Both complement…

City checks in on boutique hotel project

Can accommodations be made? By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The developer of a proposed $16 million boutique hotel at the corner of North Main and Mulberry streets says he's waiting for the city to move forward on site remediation before…