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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…

RACVB announces ‘Our Journey’ micro-grant recipients

ROCKFORD - In partnership with Rockford Art Deli and its #HereForGoodRKFD campaign, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) and Rockford Area Arts Council (RAAC), on Wednesday, announced their second-round recipients of…

Police: No excessive force during May 30 protest

ROCKFORD - Officers with the Rockford Police Department did no use excessive force when they responded to violence and arrested several people Saturday, May 30, during protest outside Police District 1 headquarters on the city's west side.…

RMTD returns to full service Aug. 3

ROCKFORD -The Rockford Mass Transit District will return to its regular, pre- COVID-19 route system Monday, Aug. 3. Standard day service consists of 19 routes serving Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park and Belvidere between the hours…

RAVE director stepping down after six years

ROCKFORD - The man who oversees operations of the city's largest entertainment venues is stepping down after six years. Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE) Executive Director Troy Flynn has accepted a position as vice…

2020 Greenwich Village Art Fair will be virtual

ROCKFORD - The 72nd Annual Greenwich Village Art Fair will be go virtual this year because of COVID-19, the Rockford Art Museum announced Thursday. Set for Sept.19 -20, the fair will showcase a few photos for each artist along with their…