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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…

Miss Carly’s honored by SwedishAmerican Hospital

ROCKFORD -- Local nonprofit Miss Carly’s has been awarded the Commitment to Caring community service award by SwedishAmerican Hospital. The accolade is SwedishAmerican’s highest award given to an individual or organization in the local…

Rockford aldermen approve 2021 budget

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford City Council has passed a balanced 2021 budget. The $168.5 million spending plan was passed Monday, Dec. 7. “The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s budgets and the city is no exception,” Mayor Tom…

City of Rockford receives $632K criminal justice grant

ROCKFORD -- The Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention was recently awarded a grant for $632,072 from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The funding will allow the city to nearly triple the…