Rockford, Illinois News

About Rockford Advocate

Founded in 2011 as ONRockford News, Rockford Advocate is a daily news publication based in Rockford, Illinois.

Phone: 815-670-4458


Facebook: /rockfordadvocate

Twitter: @rfdadvocate

Editor : Jim Hagerty;  Contributing Writers: Dean Berry, H. Michael Vincent, Don Long

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Guest Columns/Letters to the Editor
Rockford Advocate welcomes letters to the editor and guest columns. Letters and columns of no more than 1,000 words may be emailed to for consideration. Submissions must include a name, city and confirmation phone number. All copy will be edited as needed before publication. Rockford Advocate will not print inaccurate, unverified or libelous copy.

About Rockford
With a population of around 145,000, Rockford is the fifth- largest city in Illinois and sits on the Rock River about 90 miles northwest of Chicago. Rockford’s greater metropolitan area has a population of nearly 350,000.

Copyright Notice
All material herein is the sole property of Rockford Advocate unless otherwise noted. No reprint, reproduction or other use of any of the materials contained herein is permitted without the consent of the publisher or his duly appointed representative.

Accuracy and Fairness
Rockford Advocate strives for accuracy and fairness. Mistakes or inaccuracies may be reported by calling 815-670-4458 or emailing

First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.