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Rockford Park District mourns loss of Dan Nicholas

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Park District is mourning the loss of of the namesakes of Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. Daniel J. Nicholas died April 5. He was 93. Dan was the first Rockford Park District Foundation Board President…

KMK Media launches new website for Panino’s

ROCKFORD -- KMK Media Group, a marketing communications firm based Rockford, has developed a new, modern and mobile-friendly new website for Panino’s restaurants, paninosofrockford.com. Working with the Italian eatery for more than a…

Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea to retire April 30

ROCKFORD -- After five years as chief of the Rockford Police Department, Dan O’Shea has announced he will retire April 30. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in this community over the last five years,” O’Shea said. “My goal when I…

Death investigation underway on Rockford’s west side

ROCKFORD -- Officials continue to investigate a death after a body was found Sunday night in the 1300 block of Arthur Avenue. No other information has been reported. More information is expected later today. Rockford Advocate will…

Winnebago County virus cases continue to climb

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County's COVID-19 positivity rate continued to climb Friday as officials reported 84 additional infections. The latest numbers show the county's positivity rate is now 5.4%, two percentage points higher than it was…