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Rockford man guilty of sexually assaulting minor

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford man was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. Douglas Valentine, 41, was convicted of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a jury trial in Boone County.…

Arrests continue during City Market protests

ROCKFORD -- City Market was the scene of multiple arrests for the second straight week Friday as 14 people were taken into custody or cited for a variety of offenses in connection with a protest on the corner of East State and Water…

Protesters arrested outside City Market Pavilion

ROCKFORD - Nine people were arrested Friday during a protest outside City Market Pavilion. Like in previous demonstrations outside the market, protesters blocked traffic in both directions as a heavy police presence made its way onto…

Man charged with homicide in woman’s overdose death

ROCKFORD - Homicide charges have been filed against a local man in a woman's overdose death. Michael A. Leflore, 33, is charged with four offenses, including two counts of drug-induced homicide, in the death of Rockford resident,…

Patrick Pursley acquitted in 1993 death of Rockford man

ROCKFORD – Patrick Pursley is finally a free man. The 53-year-old learned his fate Wednesday as Judge Joe McGraw read the verdict. The decision came after a two-day bench trial. “I could not find any physical evidence linking Mr.…