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Arrest made in violent robberies

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces charges in two violent robberies in Rockford, police reported Thursday. Joseph Collins, 20, faces two counts of aggravated battery and a single count of robbery in two separate incidents. Police say the…

Rockford Police probe three armed robberies

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating three armed robberies that occurred withing the last two days. The first incident happened at 7 a.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the 3200 block of Gilbert Avenue. The victim claimed he…

New charges filed in criminal investigation

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces new charges linked to several crimes in the city. On Sept. 1, Rockford Police officers arrested 28-year-old Jawan Robinson-Jones for aggravated battery to a senior citizen and attempted robbery for an…

Downtown murals underway

ROCKFORD - Three new pieces of public art will soon be finished downtown as part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau's "Paint the Town" mural program. The murals will be painted on Market Street, North Sixth Street and…

Development next to new library heads back out for bid

ROCKFORD – The bidding process for the property next to the future downtown library will be reopened. A five-member committee comprised of library and city officials will review responses to a request for proposal (RFP) before they are…

Rockford proclaims 2018 ‘Year of the Bird’

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal for anyone to transport, buy or sell any migratory bird, and its nests or eggs, among other provisions. It’s been around for 100 years. On last week’s Friday Forum, WNIJ's Jenna Dooley learns…