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Rockford announces second round of COVID-19 relief loans

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford will offer another round of Community and Economic Development micro-enterprise loans this month. Sept. 14-18, business owners with five or fewer employees  may apply for the program that allows for a…

Loves Park man wins $1M Powerball prize

LOVES PARK -- A local man became a millionaire last month after matching five numbers in the Illinois Lottery Powerball game. Before winning the big prize, the man, who chose to remain anonymous won $10,000 off a "$5 Million Jackpot”…

Free COVID-19 testing site open in Belvidere

BELVIDERE -- The State of Illinois Department of Public Health and the Boone County Health Department will be sponsoring a free temporary drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing site in the Boone County Administrative Campus parking lot,…

South Beloit City Hall renovations resume

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. -- The renovation project at South Beloit City Hall has resumed after a five-month suspension amid the coronavirus outbreak. Aldermen voted Tuesday to amend a bid they previously awarded to Sjostrom & Sons, of…