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Police investigate homicide in Rockford

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Police Department is investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead and man hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds. At approximately 8:10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, Rockford officers responded to a residence…

Rockford man guilty of murder in 2019 beating death

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is guilty of murder in the beating death of another man on the city's west side last year. Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross reported Friday that Douglas Williams,…

Man, woman wanted in Rockford home invasion

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  Investigators are searching for a two people they say committed the offense of home invasion in the near-east side of the city earlier this week. Police responded the scene, a home in the 1600 block of of…

Machesney Park deaths ruled murder-suicide

By Jim Hagerty Reporter MACHESNEY PARK - The three people found dead inside a Machesney Park apartment in the 1100 block of Minns Drive Wednesday afternoon were victims of a murder-suicide, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office reported…

Rockford man faces more charges in child abuse case

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man has been indicted on additional charges in a 2019 child-abuse case. Trenton Higgins, 19, is now charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child under the age 13 causing…

Men charged with weapons offenses

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department, on Thursday, announced weapons charges against two men. At around 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, officers responded to an anonymous call regarding a man with a gun in his waistband…