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Public asked to preregister for coronavirus vaccine

ROCKFORD — Local residents who wish to receive a coronavirus vaccine are being asked to preregister with the county health department. Winnebago County Public Health Administrator Sandra Martell said Monday during her weekly COVID-19…

SwedishAmerican adds doctor to Edgewater staff

ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican has added Dr. Amber Ijaz to Edgewater Medical Center, 2909 N. Main St., Rockford. Ijaz received her medical degree from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, and completed…

Rockford alley garbage collection suspended because of ice

ROCKFORD -- Due to ice accumulation, garbage collection from alleys in the city of Rockford alleys has been temporarily put on hold for Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s collection routes. This includes garbage, recycling, Christmas tree and yard…

Pedestrian hit by SUV on 11th Street dies

ROCKFORD -- A 36-year-old man who was struck by a car last week on the south side of the city has died. At around 6:25 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, Rockford officers responded to the area of 2800 11th Street after receiving a report that a…

Rockford COVID-19 testing site set to move in 2021

ROCKFORD -- The COVID-19 testing site at the University of Illinois Health Services campus is moving. Starting Saturday, Jan. 2, testing will commence in the former K-Mart parking lot, 1321 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford. Testing will…