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Rockford teens charged with multiple offenses

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Two Rockford teens have been charged with multiple offenses after a single-car crash Wednesday night on the city's east side. At 10:34 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle near Reid Farm Road and Academy Trail. As officers approached the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed onto North Perryville Road. A short time later, another Rockford Police officer observed the same vehicle crash into a pole at the intersection of Alpine Road and Broadway. "The…

Rockford Police responds to recent incidents, suspects jailed

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department has responded to numerous incidents over the past week and have made several arrests. Aggravated battery At 2:15 p.m., officers, assigned to the Rockford Housing Authority Unit were patrolling in the 1000 block of Hess Court, within the Fairgrounds Development, when they became aware of a suspicious vehicle. As the RHA officers approached the vehicle, one of the male subjects, later identified as Dyshawn Jones, attempted to walk…

Rockford Public Library offering curbside pickup

Staff Report ROCKFORD - –Customers of Rockford Public Library can now pick-up physical items they have placed on hold. By appointment, customers can reserve items through RPL’s website, rockfordpubliclibrary.org, or by phone. If the items are available, staff will pull them, sanitize them, and call to arrange to have them picked up through a curbside process. If the items are currently out on loan, a hold will be placed on the items until they return, at which time they will be…

RPS 205 announces graduation, prom dates

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Rockford Public School District 205 has announced its plans for prom, graduation and end-of-the-year activities. Graduation ceremonies will not be attended by friends and family, but will be started on the district's YouTube channel and Facebook page. Roosevelt: Friday, May 29, 4 p.m. Auburn: Monday, June 1, 4 p.m. Jefferson: Monday, June 1, 5 p.m. East: Tuesday, June 2, 4 p.m. Guilford: Tuesday, June 2, 5 p.m. The ceremonies will also air on…

Illinois could see some regions re-open before June 1

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - Although Illinois is expected to be under a modified stay-at-home executive order through the end of the month, some areas of the state could open sooner. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday regions "heading down the other side"of the COVID-19 curve could start opening up according to the plan presented by the White House last month. "If it's 14 days on a downslide of those numbers, then absolutely," Pritzker said during his daily press briefing as hundreds…

Illinois governor: Winnebago County a COVID-19 hotspot

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - Winnebago County is considered a COVID-19 hotspot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday. "Rockford is a hotspot in the state," Pritzker said. "Winnebago County has quite a number of infections." As of this report, 426 people in Winnebago County have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the coronavirus outbreak was deemed a pandemic last month. The county has seen 14 fatalities. As in other counties, almost all COVID-related fatalities locally have involved at…

Lena church files federal lawsuit over Illinois stay-at-home order

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Lena, Illinois, church filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, seeking relief from Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order. Pastor Stephen Cassell filed the complaint in the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of Beloved Church. The suit names Pritzker, Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders, Lena Chief of Police Steve Schaible, and Stephenson County Public Health Administrator Craig Beintema as defendants. The petition says…

Woman wounded in shooting, Rockford man charged with gun offenses

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is charged with weapons offenses after a woman suffered a gunshot wound on the city's southeast side Tuesday. Police say the incident unfolded around 8 p.m, in the 1900 block of South Fourth Street. That's when officers responded to a shots-fired call and learned a female shooting victim arrived at a local hospital. "After further investigation, the suspect, who was later identified as Juwan Wright, was located and taken into custody,"…

Illinois reports 2K COVID-19 cases; standards loosened for drive-through testing

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday announced 2,119 new cases of COVID-19 and added 80 people, including a Winnebago County woman older than 100, to the state's pandemic death toll. There are now 41,777 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, a total that includes positive lab tests and presumed positives. As of Saturday, 1,874 people have died from complications related to COVID-19. In the last 24 hours, 11,985 people were…

Rockford Art Museum announces rescheduled events

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Art Museum on Wednesday announced that in addition to the extension of featured exhibit, "Sonic Disruptions: Buisch + Hogin," it has rescheduled several events because of the  COVID-19 stay-at-home order that has the facility temporarily closed. Following are the rescheduled events and their new dates. Art X, July 17 Art in Bloom Preview Party, Dec. 2 Art in Bloom, Dec. 3–6 Fashion in Bloom, Dec. 5 "Even with major fundraisers, art exhibitions,…

Multiple charges in Rockford robbery

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Four people, including two juveniles, have been charged with an array of offenses after police respond to an armed robbery on the city's south side Tuesday. At around 10:35 p.m., Rockford patrol officers responded to Rockford Food & Liquor, 1725 Kishwaukee St., and learned a man was was approached by two male suspects who demanded his money and jewelry. "After they were given the items, they drove off," Rockford Police Public Information Officer Michelle…

Rockford man charged with gun offense

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is in the Winnebago County Jail, charged with a weapons offense after an incident at a west-side gas station Sunday night. At around at 8:30 p.m., police responded to a shots-fired call at Waylo, 2914 W. State St., and spotted a possible suspect in a vehicle near the scene. "When officers attempted to stop it, it fled," Rockford Police Public Information Officer Michelle Marcomb said in a news release. "It was located a short time later…

Rockford youths charged with vehicle theft

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Two Rockford juveniles have been charged with vehicle theft and other offenses after police investigated a report of suspicious activity over the weekend. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18, Rockford officers responded to the 3000 block of Lund Avenue and learned from witnesses that two males were seen going through vehicles before leaving the area in a white Nissan Altima. "The vehicle was located a short time later, occupied by two…

Rockford woman jailed after standoff with police

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A Rockford woman is behind bars, jailed on gun and other offenses after a standoff with police Saturday on the city's west side. Police say the incident unfolded at around 3:30 p.m., when Rockford officers responded to the 2300 block of Auburn Street after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance. A 57-year-old man at the scene told police he was shot in the arm during an argument with a woman. "The female subject, who was later identified as…

Teen arrested inside Rockford hotel after east-side gun incident

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford teen was arrested inside a Rockford hotel and charged with gun offenses after a shooting in a businesses parking lot last week. Thursday, April 16, Rockford officers responded to the Fas Fuel on South Bell School Road after receiving a report of a subject shooting at a vehicle in the parking lot. After reviewing video footage, officers located the suspect inside a room at the nearby Red Roof Inn. The suspect, a 17-year-old Rockford boy, is charged with…