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Faith, politics mix Martin Luther King holiday

By Jeff Amy Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The nation is marking the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes Monday recalling his past struggles for racial equality, observing the federal holiday named for him against…

Trump lawyers: Impeachment case is flimsy

By Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him "flimsy" and a…

IceHogs shut out Wolves

Staff Report ROSEMONT, Ill. - Collin Delia made 34 saves and Gabriel Gagne notched a goal and an assist in his IceHogs debut as the Rockford IceHogs shut out the Chicago Wolves 2-0 at Allstate Arena Sunday afternoon. With the IceHogs…

Pro Hockey: Blackhawks recall Brandon Hagel

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Brandon Hagel from the Rockford IceHogs, the clubs announced Friday. Hagel, 21, has skated in 38 games with the IceHogs this season, logging 21 points (13g, 8a). He…

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leaves loose ends

By Paul Wiseman and Joe McDonald AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and…

Rockford man faces multiple drug, gun charges

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces more than a dozen charges after being arrested on the northeast side of the city Wednesday. Alexander A. Kiddell, 37, is charged with armed violence, unlawful use of weapons by…

Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate

By Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the…

IceHogs top Grand Rapids on road

Staff Report GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Chad Krys notched his first professional goal late in the third and Ben Youds and Joseph Cramarossa each scored in the shootout to lift the Rockford IceHogs over the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-1 at Van…

Hard Rock Casino Rockford kicks off month-long food drive

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Hard Rock Casino Rockford, on Wednesday, kicked off the first day of a month-long food drive benefiting the Rock River Valley Pantry and other local food pantries. The food drive will run through Friday, Feb.…

A Lazor’s precision: Bears’ Lazor must overcome history

By: Robert Zeglinski Contributor Coaching dynamics in the NFL are straightforward. They can be boiled down to a few succinct paths. There are first, of course, the nepotists, with regular rewards for their children (often not based…