Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford names interim fire, police chiefs

ROCKFORD -- Rockford's Fire and Police Commission, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Robert Vertiz to interim fire chief and Randy Berke to interim police chief. A lifelong Rockford resident, Vertiz has been with the Rockford…

Rockford man guilty of wife’s beating death

ROCKFORD -- John Carlos Boose was convicted of first-degree murder Friday in the 2015 beating death of his wife. Boose, 51, was found guilty after a jury trial in front of Judge Randy Wilt. On Jan. 31, 2015, the Rockford Police…

Downtown bridges being replaced

ROCKFORD -- Two bridges in Rockford will be replaced following a recent order by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). The order requires the Union Pacific Railroad to replace bridges and First and Second streets--structures…

Rockford man wanted in jewelry store burglary

ROCKFORD -- Local authorities say 35-year-old Marcus Dandridge is one of several suspects wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred at Clodius & Co. Jewelers last year. Police say the robbery occurred late May 30, 2020, when…

Wednesday’s IceHogs game at Chicago postponed

ROCKFORD -- Wednesday's game between the Chicago Wolves and Rockford IceHogs has been postponed due to American Hockey League COVID-19 protocols affecting the Wolves. The game has been rescheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, May 10, Triphahn…

Biden to increase number of refugees, immigrants

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s border policy will include an increase in the number of people approved for refugee and visa status, his administration announced Tuesday. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has repeatedly asked the Biden…

Guilford Tennis Center open to public

ROCKFORD -- The Guilford Tennis Center is now open for community use on a first-come, first-served basis through Oct. 31. At 5702 Spring Creek Road, Guilford Tennis Center opened in 1973 when the community rallied for more tennis courts.…