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Police: Crosswalk near City Market closed to protesters

ROCKFORD -- In response to protests outside City Market over the summer, the Rockford Police Department announced Friday that the crosswalks at the corner of East State and Water streets will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. "City…

Thrift store planned for vacant Rural Street grocery store

ROCKFORD -- A local nonprofit is in the process of purchasing a vacant grocery store and opening a thrift shop. Faith-based Carpenter's Place plans to open a "Thrift Plus" store at 1715 Rural St., the site of a Schnucks supermarket until…