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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…

City receives $1.9M infrastructure grant

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford has been awarded a $1.9 million Opportunity Zone grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The award will be used to improve infrastructure two areas of East Rockford…

Rockford Public Library launches ‘Storybook Walks’

ROCKFORD -- In partnership with Rockford Park District and the downtown businesses of the Rockford River District, the Rockford Public Library will launch six  "Storybook Walks" in various locations around town. The selected books are…

City of Rockford announces debris drop-off locations

ROCKFORD -- Residents affected by storms last week may drop off debris at two locations within the city. Tree and storm debris may brought to the City Yards, 523 S. Central Av.; and Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Lot 10.…

Free school supplies at Fairgrounds Park Friday, Aug. 21

ROCKFORD -- Local nonprofit, Renewal Turning Point, will distribute free book bags for children Friday, Aug. 21, at Fairgrounds Park Community Center, 1015 W. Jefferson St. Book bags will be available at 11 a.m. until they're gone.…

AMC Showplace 16 to reopen Aug. 20

ROCKFORD -- Rockford's AMC's Showplace 16 will reopen Aug. 20, after being closed since March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the reopening and AMC's 100-year history, the theater will offer 1920 movie prices on Aug. 20-- $.15…