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Human remains found near Cherry Valley

ROCKFORD -- Human remains were found near Mill and Newburg roads, the Winnebago County Coroner's Office confirmed Thursday. Officials say the skeletal remains were discovered about 5:20 p.m., Wednesday. An autopsy is scheduled for today.…

Better Business Bureau warns public about tax ID theft

ROCKFORD -- The Better Business Bureau is warning the public that the IRS tax-filing extension from April 15 to May 17 increases the probability of identity theft. A recent Federal Trade Commission report shows that 1.4 million identity…

New Zion Baptist Church opening as mass vaccination site

ROCKFORD -- A west Rockford church will serve as a mass vaccination site beginning this week. New Zion Baptist Church, 4747 W. Riverside Blvd., will open Wednesday and is expected to vaccinate 1,000 people per week for the next 60 days.…

Belvidere Chrysler plant to shut down for 3 weeks

BELVIDERE -- Belvidere Assembly Pant will temporarily shut down for three weeks starting Monday, March 29, because of a computer chip shortage. The pause will be the plant's second this year. The plant shut down for a week in February,…

Toddler rescued from Rock River dies

MACHESNEY PARK -- The local 2-year-old boy rescued from the Rock River in Machesney Park Monday died Wednesday, March 24, at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. The boy, whose name has not been released, was pulled…

City of Rockford resumes yard waste collection March 29

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford's waste contractor, Rock River Disposal, will resume seasonal collection of yard waste from city residents Monday, March 29. Yard waste should be placed out for collection at the same time as household…

Rockford aldermen approve citywide fiber optic project

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford City Council on Monday, March 22, unanimously passed a Development Agreement with SiFi Networks to develop a citywide fiber optic network. Under the agreement, the city will allow access and use of the…