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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…

City of Rockford issues boil order after water main break

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A boil order has been issued for the city's West Hydraulic Pressure Zone after portions of the system experienced a drop in water pressure due to a large diameter water main break. Repairs have been completed,…

2020 State Street Mile canceled due to coronavirus

Staff Report ROCKFORD – Due to the health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and per the guidelines from the Winnebago County Health Department and state and local governments, the 2020 SwedishAmerican State Street Mile, scheduled…

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…

Mayor Tom McNamara joins statewide board

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara has joined a statewide board that oversees revenues generated by the sale of adult cannabis. The Cannabis Regulation and Trust Act legalized adult-use cannabis in Illinois on Jan.1,…

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…

Man charged with homicide in woman’s overdose death

Staff Report 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…