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Local Family Markets offer free groceries

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Families with children 18 and under living in their home are invited to shop for free groceries this summer at three Family Markets beginning this week. The markets will be held at Wantz Park, 600 Clifford…

Rockford included in EPA revitalization program

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The City of Rockford has been selected to receive direct technical assistance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Land Revitalization Program to design a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy for…

Boone County Fair canceled because of coronavirus

Staff Report BELVIDERE – The 2020 Boone County Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers voted Saturday to not hold this year’s event for the safety of fairgoers, staff, vendors exhibitors, sponsors,…

Trials in Winnebago, Boone counties postponed until mid-May

By Dean Berry Staff Writer ROCKFORD - The 17th Circuit Court has postponed all trials in Winnebago and Boone counties until mid-May, Chief Judge Eugene Doherty reported Tuesday. "We have now been given permission by the Supreme…

Rockford Housing Authority temporarily closes offices

Staff Report ROCKFORD - All Rockford Housing Authority offices will be closed until further notice in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Monday, March 23, all public meetings and personal contact interactions will be…