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SecondFirst Church opens Overnight Cafe

ROCKFORD -- SecondFirst Church's Overnight Cafe will open Monday night at 318 N. Church St. The cafe opens at 8 p.m. Overnight Cafe was launched in 2019 in the SecondFirst Church on premise of keeping unhoused people safe during…

Rockford Public Library expands period of limited service

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Public Library is extending its period of limited service, including curbside pick-up and computer use by appointment, through the month of January, officials reported Friday. In addition to its digital services…

City receives donation for police body cams

ROCKFORD -- Northwest Neighbors, represented by Rev. Stephen Bowie of Third Presbyterian Church and Rev. Julane Nease of United Lutheran Church, on Thursday, presented a $500 check to the Rockford Police Department for its body-worn cameras…

Pot dispensary coming to Loves Park

LOVES PARK -- A marijuana dispensary is coming to Loves Park. The news comes nearly a near after the Loves Park City Council decided against allowing recreational cannabis to be sold within city limits. But with the recreational cannabis…

Alley garbage collection resumes this week

ROCKFORD -- Garbage college in Rockford alleys is resuming this week in alleys where icy conditions have improved. "Our contractor will leverage additional equipment and resources throughout the week to improve accessibility for…

Police remove City Hall protest encampment

ROCKFORD -- Members of the Rockford Police Department, on Sunday, removed an encampment occupied by protesters outside City Hall. The space had been occupied since October by a group that was protesting the officer-involved shooting of…