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Truck rams Rockford tobacco store

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating after a truck rammed into a Rockford business. Shortly before 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, officers responded to J & F Tobacco, 2410 S. Alpine Road, in…

Pritzker signs expanded abortion bill

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois, a move that comes while some Republican-led states try to restrict the procedure. The law establishes abortion as…

OJ Simpson: ‘Life is fine’ after prison

By Linda Deutsch Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after the grisly killings that transformed him from Hall of Fame football hero to murder suspect, 71-year-old O.J. Simpson says he is happy and healthy living in Las…

New IDOC director faces lawsuits, other challenges

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - When Rob Jeffreys became the new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections on June 1, he inherited a system plagued by overcrowding, crumbling infrastructure and other problems. Among those problems…

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…

Man killed in Albert Avenue shooting

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 19-year-man was pronounced dead in a shooting that occurred on Rockford's west side Friday night. Police say the shooting happened around 11 p.m., in 300 block of Albert Ave. Officers were called to the…

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