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Nine people arrested after investigation at local hotel

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Nine people face criminal charges after an investigation at a local hotel. Authorities say the Rockford Police Department received several complaints about drugs, prostitution and weapons offenses at the…

DeKalb man charged with first-degree murder

By H. Michael Vincent Staff Writer DEKALB, Ill. - A 27-year-old DeKalb man has been charged with first-degree murder as part of an investigation of  a homicide that occurred in the citySunday night. Wayne Slater was arrested just…

Rockford man charged with sexually abusing disabled person

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is jailed, charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of an intellectually disabled person, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces Friday. Eric R. Hanson, 42, was taken…

6 people charged in fatal shooting at Rockford house party

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD - Six Rockford residents have been charged in the shooting death of 24-year-old Phillip Trammell. Trammell was gunned down May 3 at a house party in the 1400 block of Jefferson Street after a fight…

Rockford Police releases ‘Click It or Ticket’ numbers

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department released numbers from two enforcement campaigns conducted over the Fourth of July weekend.  Officers made two impaired driving arrests, had 14 drivers with suspended/revoked…

Belvidere man indicted in fatal car crash

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A grand jury has handed down an 11-count indictment against a Belvidere man in a car crash that left a man dead last year. Eliseo Jiminez, 61, is charged with four counts of aggravated driving under the…

Man dies after shooting on Rockford’s west side

UPDATE: The victim of Thursday's fatal shooting has been identified as a 16-year-old boy from Milwaukee. His name has not been released. By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating after a man was…