Rockford, Illinois News

Drug probe nets four arrests

ROCKFORD -- Four people are charged with various drug offenses after an investigation on the city's east side. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Rockford Police narcotics detectives working with agents from the ATF, Postal Inspector’s office and…

South Beloit City Hall renovations resume

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. -- The renovation project at South Beloit City Hall has resumed after a five-month suspension amid the coronavirus outbreak. Aldermen voted Tuesday to amend a bid they previously awarded to Sjostrom & Sons, of…

Coroner says he will not resign amid criminal allegations

ROCKFORD — Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz will not resign amid allegations that he and wife used a county credit card to make personal purchases, his attorney told media Tuesday. Hintz, 50, has pleaded not guilty to charges of…

Man charged with arson in string of downtown fires

ROCKFORD -- A man who authorities say is responsible for a string of fires Wednesday night is behind bars. Edward Wash, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, allegations that stem from three blazes, the first of which destroyed a…

Man charged with attempted murder in domestic violence case

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a grand jury has returned an indictment against 26-year-old Jordan Zobal for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery. Aug. 11, officers…