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IceHogs make haul at drive-thru Teddy Bear Toss

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford IceHogs collected more than 1,690 stuffed toys and more than seven full bins of winter clothing donations last Saturday during the team’s drive-thru Teddy Bear Toss at BMO Harris Bank Center. Hundreds of fans…

2021 Rockford ProAm canceled

ROCKFORD -- The 2021 Rockford ProAm has been canceled, organizers reported Monday. The news marks the second time the event was nixed because of concerns over COVID-19. The 2020 tournament was canceled seven months ago as the virus swept…

Rockford Public Schools suspends basketball seasons

ROCKFORD -- Rockford Public Schools announced Thursday that it is suspending its boys and girls basketball seasons because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The news comes after the Illinois High School Association gave basketball the green…

Plan to close Riverview Ice House on hold

ROCKFORD -- A plan to close the Riverview Ice House and expand the Carlson Ice Area has been put on hold after a civic group announced it wants to renovate the downtown arena. The group, called Save Riverview Ice House, says it has a…

Bears legend Gale Sayers dead at 77

CHICAGO  — Former Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers, a member of the Pro Football Hall, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed "The Kansas Comet" Sayers died Wednesday. He suffered from dementia. "Football fans know well Gale's many…