All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Mosquito
    First bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Winnebago County

    Online Staff Report A dead bird found in Winnebago County’s 61107 ZIP code (Rockford) has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) reported Sept. 9. The finding is much later from last...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • Police-Arrest-Handcuffs
    Two face heroin, weapons charges after search of Eighth Street apartment

    Online Staff Report Monday, Sept. 8, Rockford Police Department District 2 officers responded to the 1700 block of Eighth Street to investigate several calls of shots fired. Several calls were made to police radio, and officers patrolling...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • Prostitution
    Nine arrested on prostitution-related charges

    Online Staff Report A Saturday, Sept. 6, street crimes detail conducted by Rockford Police Department District 2 Neighborhood Response Unit officers resulted in the arrest of seven women and two men on prostitution-related charges. Those arrested included...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • 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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