All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Rockford-Police-Department
    Former post office OK’d for new police station

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Rockford aldermen, Monday, Sept. 8, voted 11-2 to redevelop the former post office, at 557 New Towne Drive, into a police precinct. The $1.1 million renovation will create a home for Police...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • Police-Arrest-Handcuffs
    Two arrested on drug charges

      Online Staff Report Two men face charges after a search of a Rockford home Monday turned up drugs police say were packaged for sale. Within the past several weeks members of the Rockford Police Department’s Narcotics...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • ksmerch
    County approves east-side call center, grant to developer

      By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A project to turn the former K’s Merchandise building on Rockford’s east side into a call center–and bring at least 500 jobs to the area– will be underway soon. The project...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Drugs
    Seven drug-related deaths in Rockford in the past week

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor Seven drug-related deaths were reported in Rockford in the past week, according to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office. Those deaths included the following: • 40-year-old male cocaine overdose; • 41-year-old male...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Cornelius Lee Jones Jr.
    Man gets 36 years for 2011 sexual assault of 10-year-old girl

    Online Staff Report Cornelius Lee Jones Jr., 44, has been sentenced to 36 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A jury found Jones guilty in June 2013 of three counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Heroin
    Rosecrance to be featured in series on heroin crisis on ‘NBC Nightly News’ Sept. 7

    Online Staff Report Rockford’s Rosecrance addiction treatment center will be featured on NBC Nightly News with weekend anchor Lester Holt at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, as the network continues its in-depth coverage of the nation’s heroin...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Arrest-Report
    Two face charges following narcotics search at 11th Street apartment

    Online Staff Report Davhon R. Einfeldt, 26, and Bianca D. Simmons, 25, both face charges following a Sept. 4 narcotics search of an apartment at 913 11th St., Rockford. The search of the apartment yielded cannabis and...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • BEHRFP
    Behr Iron & Steel cited for eight violations following death of worker, fined $497K

    Online Staff Report Following the March death of a worker at Behr Iron & Steel Inc.’s recycling facility in South Beloit, Illinois, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the company...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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  • Scam-Alert!
    City impersonator enters Rockford home

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Officers in Rockford Police District 2 are looking for a man city officials say impersonated a city employee to gain entry into a home Thursday, Sept. 4. According to City of Rockford...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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  • Communitycentercomputerbank
    Northwest Community Center receives ‘Digital Divide grant

    Online Staff Report The Northwest Community Center has been awarded the 2015  Eliminate the Digital Divide grant. This program is funded by the Department of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and funds community technology centers...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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