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Community Foundation grant applications open Aug. 10

ROCKFORD -- The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois's Community Grants program application will open August 10, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Proposals will be accepted in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Education, Health,…

Rockford Art Museum announces new hours

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Art Museum is now open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. No reservations are required. Admission is free through the end of the year. "The museum’s top priority in responding to the…

City Market expands to separate event from protesters

ROCKFORD - City Market will expand its footprint to include Marino Park to separate attendees from protesters. Owned by the Rockford Park District, Marino Park has been an area occupied by protesters this summer. The market was closed…

Protesters arrested outside City Market Pavilion

ROCKFORD - Nine people were arrested Friday during a protest outside City Market Pavilion. Like in previous demonstrations outside the market, protesters blocked traffic in both directions as a heavy police presence made its way onto…

SwedishAmerican makes board, staff changes

ROCKFORD — SwedishAmerican announced changes to its Board of Directors this week. Jeff Kaney has replaced Bill Roop as board chairman. Kaney has served on the board for seven years and is the CEO of Kaney Inc., an engineering,…

Rock Valley College hires first Black president

ROCKFORD - The Rock Valley College Board of Trustees, on Thursday, appointed Dr. Howard J. Spearman as the school's next president. The announcement comes after a 7-0 vote that followed a weekslong national search. Spearman is Rock…

New autism center opens in Rockford

ROCKFORD - Caravel Autism Health has opened the doors to its new 6,000-square-foot center in Rockford. At 6565 E. State St., the center is open to children with autism and their families. It is staffed by autism specialists who provide…

Vow by local protesters prompts closure of City Market

ROCKFORD - Rockford City Market will not happen this Friday after a local group of police abolitionists vowed to continue disrupting the event. “We are saddened at the environment that has existed during the last few Fridays at the…