Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford announces second round of COVID-19 relief loans

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford will offer another round of Community and Economic Development micro-enterprise loans this month. Sept. 14-18, business owners with five or fewer employees  may apply for the program that allows for a…

Police: Teen city’s 19th homicide victim

ROCKFORD -- An 18-year-old man is the city's 19th homicide victim. Police say at approximately 9:40 p.m., Sept. 8, Rockford officers responded to the area of Webster Avenue and Green Street in reference to a report of multiple shots…

Rockford man sent to prison in woman’s overdose death

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford man was sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison Thursday for a woman's overdose death, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced. Willie Walton, 47, received 12 1/2 years behind bars…

State Republicans outline allegations against Michael Madigan

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House on Thursday unveiled a single charge they hope to bring against Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, accusing him of “conduct unbecoming to a legislator or which constitutes a breach of…

Rockford man charged with child pornography

ROCKFORD -- A grand jury has returned an indictment against a Rockford man for multiple counts of child pornography, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced Thursday. Bryan Gilson, 35, is charged with 16 counts…

Man indicted for failing to register as sex offender

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced Wednesday that a grand jury has returned an indictment against a local man for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. On June 25, while performing a…