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Rockford teens arrested in string of armed robberies

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -  Two Rockford teens were arrested Monday after police say they committed four early morning armed robberies. At approximately 4:23 a.m., Rockford  officers responded to the Walgreens, 2323 Charles St. That's where police say two black males entered the store and one of them produced a gun. He then demanded money from a clerk and struck the clerk with the firearm. "The other suspect acted as a lookout," Rockford Police Public Information Officer…

Shooting suspect dead in Rockford hotel standoff; 1 victim killed

Update: The suspect in last weekend's incident has been identified as Antonio Wilson, 35, of Freeport. Polices say he killed a 19-year-old man and wounded two other people.  A high-powered weapon, able to penetrate walls, was used by the suspect in a firefight with officers. By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - An hours-long standoff with a suspect in a fatal shooting at an east-side hotel is over after police say the gunman killed himself. Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said officers…