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Rockford man charged in child sex case

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man has been charged with sexually abusing a child. Maurice Miles, 56, is charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, allegations that stem from a follow-up investigation that began…

Rockford man jailed on arson charges

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD - A local man has been charged with multiple counts of arson after the Rockford Police Department responded to a fire on the city's south side earlier this week. Donovin G. Fluaitt, 29, of Rockford, was…

Man charged with sexually abusing child

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD - A Rockford man has been charged with sexually abusing a child, allegations that stem from an incident last December. Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Rockford Police Department was contacted to investigate a…

Investigation leads to child pornography charges

Staff Report ROCKFORD – A Rockford man is jailed, charged with multiple counts of child pornography, the Rockford Police Department announced. Gary Wayne Wilson, 49, is charged 22 counts of child pornography, allegations that come as…

Man gets 30 years for sexually abusing child

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Paul Mathis, 59, has been sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced last week. Mathis…

Local teen charged with homicide in overdose death

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD – A Rockford teen faces homicide charges in a drug overdose that occurred on the city’s east side last year. Carzell Lewis-Curtis, 18, is charged with two counts of drug-induced homicide and two counts…

Rockford man faces weapons charges

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man was jailed Friday after a gun was allegedly found in his car during a traffic stop. March 13, officers with the Rockford Police Department located 23-year-old Darionte Hallom operating a vehicle…

One dead in Rockford shooting

Staff Report ROCKFORD - One man is dead after being shot Wednesday night on the city's northwest side. According to early reports, at around 9:30 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of Overdene Avenue to investigate a…

Former Rockford man charged with sexual assault

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A former Rockford resident was returned to Winnebago County from Arkansas last week and charged with four counts of sexual assault. Andrew Hale, 58, was booked into the Winnebago County Jail Friday, Sept. 7,…