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Protesters arrested outside City Market Pavilion

ROCKFORD - Nine people were arrested Friday during a protest outside City Market Pavilion. Like in previous demonstrations outside the market, protesters blocked traffic in both directions as a heavy police presence made its way onto…

Rock Valley College hires first Black president

ROCKFORD - The Rock Valley College Board of Trustees, on Thursday, appointed Dr. Howard J. Spearman as the school's next president. The announcement comes after a 7-0 vote that followed a weekslong national search. Spearman is Rock…

Vow by local protesters prompts closure of City Market

ROCKFORD - Rockford City Market will not happen this Friday after a local group of police abolitionists vowed to continue disrupting the event. “We are saddened at the environment that has existed during the last few Fridays at the…

Police: No excessive force during May 30 protest

ROCKFORD - Officers with the Rockford Police Department did no use excessive force when they responded to violence and arrested several people Saturday, May 30, during protest outside Police District 1 headquarters on the city's west side.…

Two killed in Rockford shootings

ROCKFORD - Two people died in separate shootings over the weekend, marking a violent 48-hours in Rockford. The first incident happened around 3 a.m., Saturday, in the 900 block of South Third Street near Pope Street. That's where police…

One dead in Rockford shooting

ROCKFORD - On Saturday, July 25, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 900 block of South Third Street near Pope Street in reference to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers learned that there was…