Rockford, Illinois News

Pritzker: Recent COVID-19 surge could be worse than first

ROCKFORD -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that Region 1 of the state’s Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan will be under tighter restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions mean restaurants and bars in the region,…

Local man accused of sexually exploiting child

ROCKFORD -- A local man is charged with sexual exploitation of a child. Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said in a release Wednesday that allegations against Joseph Malone, 32, stem from an Aug. 24 report by the…

Family of Rockford man shot by officer seeks answers

ROCKFORD -- The family of the 21-year-old man shot by a Rockford officer during a police chase last week spoke publicly about the incident for the first time Thursday. Flanked by their attorney, Nenye Uche, of Chicago, Tyris Jones'…

Protesters arrested outside Rockford City Hall

ROCKFORD -- Six protesters were arrested outside City Hall Monday morning. Three people were taken into custody after police reportedly warned the group not to block the public entrance or the ADA ramp. "I think what they were…