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Murder warrant issued for Rockford man

ROCKFORD -- A murder warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Rockford man in a homicide that occurred last fall at a public housing complex. Antonio Barfield, 36, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old…

Murder charges dropped in 2018 double homicide

ROCKFORD -- First-degree murder charges against a man accused of gunning down two people in Rockford back in 2018 have been dismissed, Winnebago County State's Attorney J. Hanley announced Tuesday. Quincy Wright, 26, was charged in a…

Joliet teen charged in Rockford homicide

ROCKFORD -- A Joliet teen has been charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting that occurred near downtown Rockford Monday. Amari Rathe, 17, is accused of shooting a 20-year-old man just before 5:30 p.m., in the 400 block of…

Man killed in shooting near downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD -- A 20-year-old man is dead after being shot just south of downtown Rockford Monday night. Police say the incident occurred just before 7 p.m., near the corner of South First and Division streets. The victim was transported…