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City of Beloit announces Nov. 3 polling locations

BELOIT, Wis. -- The City of Beloit will operate eight polling locations on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, election. The city is consolidating two polling locations. Ward 16, which typically votes at First Congregational Church, will vote at Todd…

SwedishAmerican welcomes family doctor to Valley Clinic

ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican has added family physician Dr. Kelsey Bierdeman to Valley Clinic, 6824 Newburg Road, Rockford. Bierdeman received her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her…

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…

Beloit College named Top 5 liberal arts school

BELOIT, Wis.-- Beloit College has been named a top school by a national news publication. According to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Colleges rankings, the Beloit is No. 5 on the list of Most Innovative Liberal Arts Schools.…

City of Rockford, ETSB announce new dispatch system

ROCKFORD -- The ETSB and 13 law enforcement agencies across the region recently launched a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and shared Police Records Management System (RMS). For the first time, all agencies are now operating on a…

Rockford among nation’s most affordable cities

ROCKFORD -- A new study found six Illinois cities rank among the top 50 most affordable housing markets in the country, largely as a result of depressed home prices. The website RefiGuide compared income and the cost of a house to…

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…