Rockford, Illinois News

Man indicted in Rockford homicide

ROCKFORD -- A grand jury has returned an indictment against a 25-year-old man in a shooting that left one man dead dead earlier this year. Demetrius Shivers, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by…

Local business offers pandemic solutions for older adults

ROCKFORD -- An local business is offering solutions to protect older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home Instead Senior Care is a network that provides personalized care, support and education to enhance the lives of aging adults…

Pritzker: Fraudulent unemployment cases top 120K

SPRINGFIELD – The state has identified more than 120,000 instances of fraud in its unemployment system since March, approximately 114,000 of which targeted the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that has been ripe for…

New Illinois Human Rights Commission head named

CHICAGO - Gov. J.B. Pritzker named Tracey B. Fleming as the Executive Director of the Illinois Human Rights Commission Wednesday, Aug. 5. Fleming joins the HRC following an over 20-year career as a professional advisor and leader with…

State coalition calls for utility ethics

SPRINGFIELD – A coalition of environmental, business and faith groups is calling for legislation that would make the ethics reform measures recently imposed on utility giant Commonwealth Edison apply to all utilities in Illinois, with…

Rockford Mayor participates in Peace Walk at City Hall

ROCKFORD -- Mayor Tom McNamara participated in a Peace Walk around City Hall Wednesday, an event organized by area clergy. The group is advocating for a Community Accountability Board that could review encounters with police. Currently,…

Rockford Rivets resume season Thursday

ROCKFORD - After consulting with the Northwoods League and local public health officials, the Rockford Rivets are cleared to resume play. The Rivets will resume play tomorrow on the road against the Green Bay Booyah. The six remaining…

Rockford Public Library uses grant for Rockford Day program

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Public Library has been awarded an "Our Journey" award, as part of Rockford Art Deli's #HereForGoodRKFD campaign and will use it to fund a Rockford Day workshop. The "How I Thrive in 815"story creation and…