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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…

Former Mayor John McNamara dies at 81

ROCKFORD -- Former Rockford Mayor John McNamara died Wednesday at the age of 81, the City of Rockford announced. Born Aug. 27, 1939, in Whiting, Indiana, McNamara served as mayor from 1981 to 1989. He graduated from the University of…

Syverson, Sosnowski respond to latest COVID-19 restrictions

ROCKFORD -- As area bar and restaurant owners brace for another round of COVID-19 restrictions, members of the state legislature weighed in Tuesday. Stat Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, called the measures that will close indoor service…

COVID-19 restrictions return to local bars, restaurants

SPRINGFIELD -- Region 1, the area the comprises Winnebago County and the rest of the state's northwestern most counties, will be under further COVID-19 restrictions beginning Saturday, Oct. 3. The region has seen a seven-day rolling…

Rockford’s Discovery Center wins Tripadvisor award

ROCKFORD – Discovery Center Museum is a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler…

Winnebago County Board approves property tax hike

ROCKFORD -- Property taxes in Winnebago County will see an increase Oct. 1. The county board, on Thursday, approved a fiscal year 2021 budget that includes a measure to increase the levy to the highest level allowed under state law. The…