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Rockford recycling pickup suspended for two weeks

ROCKFORD -- Rock River Disposal will suspend its recycling pickup in the city of Rockford for the next two weeks because of illness and quarantine that has led to low staffing levels. The suspension will begin Oct. 19. Rock River…

Stroll on State will be ‘reimagined’ in 2020

ROCKFORD -- Stroll on State will not be held in its traditional form in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. That means the eight annual holiday festival will not be attended by tens of thousands of people on a single day.  Instead,…

City of Rockford announces law enforcement pilot program

ROCKFORD -- City officials, on Wednesday, announced the launch of a pilot program that will partner police officers with mental health professionals. “This new model will provide law enforcement with appropriate alternatives to arrest,”…

Construction begins on Klehm Arboretum sign project

ROCKFORD -- Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden on Tuesday, announced that construction has begun on a monument sign project that will provide enhanced visibility for the non-profit organization’s 155-acres of gardens, grounds and trails,…

Illinois receives $12.8M from FEMA for COVID-19 recovery

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $12,864,480 in federal funding has been made available to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for support of…

Con artists posing as Amazon workers

ROCKFORD -- There's new scam for consumers to be aware of, says the Better Business Bureau. Local BBB officials say con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people, and claiming to need information about their account. And if…

Family of Rockford man shot by officer seeks answers

ROCKFORD -- The family of the 21-year-old man shot by a Rockford officer during a police chase last week spoke publicly about the incident for the first time Thursday. Flanked by their attorney, Nenye Uche, of Chicago, Tyris Jones'…