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Man indicted for failing to register as sex offender

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced Wednesday that a grand jury has returned an indictment against a local man for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. On June 25, while performing a…

Drug probe nets four arrests

ROCKFORD -- Four people are charged with various drug offenses after an investigation on the city's east side. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Rockford Police narcotics detectives working with agents from the ATF, Postal Inspector’s office and…

Coroner says he will not resign amid criminal allegations

ROCKFORD — Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz will not resign amid allegations that he and wife used a county credit card to make personal purchases, his attorney told media Tuesday. Hintz, 50, has pleaded not guilty to charges of…

Man charged with arson in string of downtown fires

ROCKFORD -- A man who authorities say is responsible for a string of fires Wednesday night is behind bars. Edward Wash, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, allegations that stem from three blazes, the first of which destroyed a…

Man charged with attempted murder in domestic violence case

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a grand jury has returned an indictment against 26-year-old Jordan Zobal for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery. Aug. 11, officers…

Man guilty of killing three people inside party bus

ROCKFORD -- Raheem King, the man accused of shooting three people to death inside an "adult-themed" party bus in Rockford two years ago has been found guilty. King was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges Friday, after a…

Man sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing 12-year-boy

ROCKFORD -- A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 27 years in prison Friday for fatally shooting a 12-year-old boy on the city’s southeast side three years ago. Anthony S. Jenkins pleaded guilty to first-degree murder last year, a charge…

Retired doctor jailed on child pornography charges

ROCKFORD -- A retired Rockford doctor was jailed Tuesday, charged with child pornography. Frank Ventimiglia, 74, of Rockford, is charged with 27 counts of child pornography, allegations that he possessed and disseminated sexual images…