Rockford, Illinois News

Local teen wins Girl Scouting’s highest award

POPLAR GROVE, Ill. -- A Poplar Grove girl has earned Girl Scouting's highest award. Gabrielle Brewer, who's been scouting for several years, was honored with the Girl Scout Gold Award for demonstrating extraordinary leadership through…

Rockford man guilty of sex crime

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man was found guilty of a sex crime Monday after a bench trial in front of Judge Joe McGraw. Michael Lambert, 27, was found guilty of criminal sexual abuse, a charge that stemmed from a report officers took from a…

Community Foundation grant applications open Aug. 10

ROCKFORD -- The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois's Community Grants program application will open August 10, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Proposals will be accepted in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Education, Health,…

Police: Man attempts to steal refrigerator from Rockford home

ROCKFORD - A 56-year-old man found himself in jail early Friday morning after police say he attempted to steal a refrigerator from a home on the city's west side. Leo King Jr., 56, of  Rockford, was arrested when police responded to the …

US manufacturing sector sees July growth

TEMPE, Ariz. -  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in July, with the overall economy notching a third consecutive month of growth, according to a new report published by the Institute for Supply Management. The…

Rockford Art Museum announces new hours

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Art Museum is now open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. No reservations are required. Admission is free through the end of the year. "The museum’s top priority in responding to the…

City Market expands to separate event from protesters

ROCKFORD - City Market will expand its footprint to include Marino Park to separate attendees from protesters. Owned by the Rockford Park District, Marino Park has been an area occupied by protesters this summer. The market was closed…