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Rockford gas station robbed at knifepoint

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are looking for a man they say robbed a gas station at knifepoint Tuesday morning on the far-east side of the city.  Police say at around 10:40 a.m., Oct. 8,…

Rockford City Council approves Hard Rock Casino bid

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Rockford City Council, on Monday, voted 11-1 to send a proposal to build a Hard Rock Casino at 7801 E. State St. to the Illinois Gaming Board. “We are thankful for the mayor and council’s support of…

White House prepares Trump impeachment defense

By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House is finalizing a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald…

GM union strike enters fourth week

By Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks aimed at ending a 22-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors continued Monday after United Auto Workers union bargainers rejected a company offer on…

SwedishAmerican announces community events

Staff Report ROCKFORD - SwedishAmerican Hospital will host an array of community events this fall. Women and Children’s Center Beam-Raising Ceremony: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at SwedishAmerican Hospital Heart Hospital Entrance, 1401 E.…