Rockford, Illinois News

U.S. House passes cannabis banking reform bill

WASHINGTON -- The day before marijuana’s most notorious holiday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed cannabis banking reform dubbed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE) on a 321-101 Monday vote. Experts say the bill…

City of Rockford renames department

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford Human Services Department is now known as the Health and Human Services Department. "The addition of health to the official name of the City’s Human Services Department is a recognition of our intention…

SwedishAmerican nurses receive Magnet recognition

ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican nurses were honored Thursday by receiving Magnet recognition for their professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s…

City launches ‘Connect Rockford’ initiative

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford, on Thursday, launched Connect Rockford, a new initiative aimed at building a nurturing and thriving community through connections. The grassroots effort encourages volunteer block captains to get out in…