Rockford, Illinois News

McConnell: Trump fueled Capitol riot by feeding mob lies

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to distance himself from President Donald Trump and on Tuesday blamed the president in part for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Opening the Senate as it returned before…

RPS 205 announces middle and high school schedule changes

ROCKFORD -- Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, the start of Rockford Public School District 205's second semester, middle and high school students enrolled in in-person instruction will attend school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week,…

COVID-19: Illinois positivity rate down to 7%

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' COVID-19 seven-day test-positivity rate dipped to 7% Monday. The rate is the result of tests processed from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17. The statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from that same period…

Biden inauguration different from other power transfers

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday will look far different from those in recent memory due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a violent outbreak at the Capitol two weeks ago. The number of attendees has…

Heightened security remains in place at Illinois Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – While there have been no confirmed threats made against the Illinois Capitol, heightened security measures remain in place “out of an abundance of caution” after a quiet weekend in the capital city. State officials said it…

IHSA announces more COVID-19 guidelines for winter sports

BLOOMINGTON -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that three regions in the state (1, 2, 5) are being rolled back from Tier 3 mitigations to Tier 2 mitigations. Saturday, Jan. 16, Region 5 moved to Tier 1 mitigations. Region 1,…

Study: More people are moving from northern states

(THE CENTER SQUARE) -- In its 44th annual National Migration study, United Van Lines found that migration to western and southern states from northern states has been a prevalent pattern for the past several years. According to the…