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Rockford man charged after police chase

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man faces several charges after a police chase on the city's near-east side. Zachary Martinez, 25, is charged with armed violence, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, unlawful possession of a handgun by a…

Rockford man sentenced to 65 years for 2017 murder

ROCKFORD -- A local man was sentenced to 65 years in prison Friday for his role in a fatal shooting that occurred on the city's northwest side three years ago. Deon Hart, 25, of Rockford, was found guilty of first-degree murder in…

Rockford man charged with child pornography

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford man was jailed Thursday, charged with child pornography after an investigation by the Illinois State Police.  Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross's office reported Friday that Daniel Grotheer, 35,…

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…

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…

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…