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City celebrates Rockford Day Aug. 13-15

ROCKFORD -- Local officials are helping citizens celebrate Rockford Day this year by extending the celebration through the weekend. Rockford Day is held annually on Aug.15. This year, there will be activities from Friday, Aug. 13 through…

RAM reopens July 6 with free admission

From Sarah Bursley McNamara Rockford Art Museum Rockford Art Museum will reopen Monday, July 6, with new health and safety protocols in place – and free admission through the end of the year. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum…

Rockford Park District summer camps open June 22

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Park District's summer cay camps will open this month. Beginning June 22, Nature Quest summer camp will be open for youth ages 5-12. Based at Alpine Hills Adventure Park, the camp provides an…

Local protesters call for better policing, not dismantling

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Removing officers from the Rockford streets would certainly bring change. But, contrary to an array of cries to disband police departments across the country, a group of local activists wants something…

2020 State Street Mile canceled

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Due to the health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and per the guidelines from the Winnebago County Health Department and state and local governments, the 2020 SwedishAmerican State Street Mile has been…