Rockford, Illinois News

Hard Rock Casino to be discussed Wednesday by Illinois Gaming Board

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Gaming Board is scheduled to hear a presentation about Rockford's Hard Rock Casino when it convenes for its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27. The meeting starts 10 a.m. According to the agenda, the board will hear a Suitability Presentation by 815 Entertainment, LLC d/b/a Hard Rock Casino Rockford. The meeting…


Eight more cases of COVID-19 variant found in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced eight additional cases of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. Health officials previously announced a single…

State launches COVID-19 vaccine portal

CHICAGO -- Building on the state’s progress as it moves into the early stages of Phase 1B of Illinois' COVID-19 plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new portal on the state's coronavirus website. The site aims to provide residents with…

J.B. Pritzker takes part in virus vaccine campaign

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker has joined governors and lieutenant governors from six states in a video campaign to encourage everyone to make a plan for how they can get coronavirus vaccine. “Although it is a new year, COVID-19 is still…

Illinois officials comment on Joe Biden’s inauguration

SPRINGFIELD -- Elected officials from across Illinois weighed on the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Biden took the oath of office Wednesday to become the nation's 46th president, ending four years of Donald Trump's administration…