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Rockford school board member Anthony Dixon resigns

ROCKFORD -- Rockford Public School District 205 board member Anthony Dixon submitted his resignation effective Saturday, Oct. 31. Dixon shared his letter with board and administration Tuesday, Oct. 27. He has represented Subdistrict A…

City mulls how to spend cannabis revenue

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford City Council is set to begin discussion about how to spend funds generated by sale of legal marijuana. The city receives a 3-percent sales tax for all recreational cannabis sold in Rockford. Monday, city staff  …

Rockford squad car crashes during downtown police chase

ROCKFORD -- An officer with the Rockford Police Department was injured Wednesday morning after a squad car crashed downtown during a high-speed chase. The incident unfolded around 2 a.m., when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop…

Construction begins on Klehm Arboretum sign project

ROCKFORD -- Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden on Tuesday, announced that construction has begun on a monument sign project that will provide enhanced visibility for the non-profit organization’s 155-acres of gardens, grounds and trails,…

Rockford officer who shot local man during police chase named

ROCKFORD -- The officer who shot a local man during a police chase Friday has been identified. Authorities say Dominik McNiece, an officer with the department since 2013, discharged his service weapon near Harrison Avenue and South Main…

Protesters arrested outside Rockford City Hall

ROCKFORD -- Six protesters were arrested outside City Hall Monday morning. Three people were taken into custody after police reportedly warned the group not to block the public entrance or the ADA ramp. "I think what they were…