The case is one reason that early voting has been delayed in parts of the state, including Rockford, with election officials awaiting a final decision before they print ballots.Read more
The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.Read more
Anderson Japanese Gardens will appear on the cover of the next Travel Illinois magazine and also be highlighted in a feature story in conjunction with its 40-year anniversary.Read more
Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump.Read more
We know it’s tough to keep up with all the headlines we pop out every week on RockRiverTimes.com. So, we’re going to start packaging some of them together for you in a Friday E-Edition.Read more
In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he’s given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50.Read more
President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas.Read more
The conversation at the Capitol Thursday followed a familiar pattern. Many Democrats revived calls for tighter gun laws, while Republicans focused on the mental health of the accused shooter.Read more
Cruz told officers he brought more loaded magazines to the school and kept them hidden in the backpack until he got on campus.
As students began to flee, he said, he decided to discard his AR-15 rifle and a vest he was wearing so he could blend in with the crowd fleeing from the school. He then went to Wal-Mart and bought a drink at Subway.
Rockford Police Lt. Kurt Whisenand said the charges stem from an incident involving a 13-year-old female that occurred in October 2017 in the 4800 block of Clearsky Drive.Read more
The Republican governor proposed a $696 million savings to the state’s bank account by shifting the employer portion of teachers’ pension contributions to local districts over four years.Read more
Authorities say O’Connor planned to shoot students and detonate pressure-cooker bombs like those used in the 2013 attack at the Boston Marathon.Read more
A third new case of Legionnaires’ disease has been reported this week in a resident at a western Illinois veterans’ home where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 people since 2015.Read more
A federal jury in Chicago has convicted a Cook County judge of fraudulently obtaining mortgages for Chicago investment properties and illegally pocketing more than $300,000.Read more
Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz is growing increasingly worried about the breakdown of drugs related overdose deaths.Read more