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City announces new public works director

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Mayor Tom McNamara on Monday announced that he is appointing Water Division Superintendent Kyle Saunders as the city's director of public works. An employee of the city since 2011, Saunders takes over for Mark…

Rockford casino plan on fast track

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Gov. J.B. Pritzker was in Rockford Monday and said he will "do everything possible" to help Rockford "beat Beloit," meaning get a casino off the ground as quickly as possible, to get a leg up on the…

City reminds citizens to be safe on Fourth of July

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police and Rockford Fire departments are reminding citizens to be safe during the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Officials say on average, 280 people, most often children and teens, go to the…

RPS 205 school board fills vacant seat

Staff Report ROCKFORD - ​The Rockford School Board has selected a local accountant to fill the board vacancy in Subdistrict G. June Standord, a controller at Kelley Williamson, was selected Thursday, the day the board interviewed a…

Urban Equity Properties breaks ground on CA Flats

Staff Report ROCKFORD – Urban Equity Properties, on Wednesday, held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of CA Flats, a multi-unit redevelopment project at 327 W. Jefferson St., downtown. Built in 1927, the brick and…

Rockford Police announces block parties, sports fair

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department, on Wednesday, will host its first block party of the season at the Eighth Avenue Strong Neighborhoods House, 908 Eighth Ave. The United Way of Rock River Valley and KFACT have…