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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opens in Rockford

ROCKFORD --  Northbrook-based Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened its doors to a new pizzeria in Rockford,  Monday. While Rockford space does not include a dining room, hungry fans can order for carryout or delivery from the from 6240 Mulford…

Sen. Dave Syverson responds to minimum wage vote

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Sen. Dave Syverson (R) called Thursday's vote to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next year a costly one. “With approximately 99 percent of our nation’s businesses being considered…

Man fatally shoots self during Rockford traffic stop

UPDATE: The victim in yesterday's incident has been identified as 56-year-old Randy Pierson. Authorities say he resided in the Midwest. ROCKFORD -- A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning during a traffic stop on…

Catholic bishops oppose recreational marijuana

CHICAGO -- Illinois’ six Catholic bishops are asking lawmakers not to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use, saying the consequences would outweigh any benefits, including those aimed changing the criminal justice system. As the…

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