Rockford, Illinois News

Pritzker announces new COVID-19 emergency rules

CHICAGO - Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday he is submitting administrative rules that would allow authorities to fine businesses up to $2,500 for failing to require face coverings and social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. Te…

Protesters arrested outside City Market Pavilion

ROCKFORD - Nine people were arrested Friday during a protest outside City Market Pavilion. Like in previous demonstrations outside the market, protesters blocked traffic in both directions as a heavy police presence made its way onto…

SwedishAmerican makes board, staff changes

ROCKFORD — SwedishAmerican announced changes to its Board of Directors this week. Jeff Kaney has replaced Bill Roop as board chairman. Kaney has served on the board for seven years and is the CEO of Kaney Inc., an engineering,…

Family of elder abuse victim grateful case is closed

ROCKFORD - Although Tom Hillenburg's family was hoping his perpetrator would receive a harsher sentence, they are grateful the case is closed. Hillenburg was financially exploited by his former girlfriend, 50-year-old Anita White, who…

Illinois nearing rollback of COVID-19 restrictions

PEORIA, Ill. - Illinoisans in some parts of the state are close to being pulled back into what some equated to a lockdown if the recent surge in COVID-19 cases isn't slowed. “We’re at a danger point,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at the…

Vow by local protesters prompts closure of City Market

ROCKFORD - Rockford City Market will not happen this Friday after a local group of police abolitionists vowed to continue disrupting the event. “We are saddened at the environment that has existed during the last few Fridays at the…