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City of Rockford receives $632K criminal justice grant

ROCKFORD -- The Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention was recently awarded a grant for $632,072 from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The funding will allow the city to nearly triple the…

Irish Rose Saloon closing indefinitely

ROCKFORD -- The Irish Rose Saloon is the latest local restaurant to shut its doors because of coronavirus-related restrictions. Owner Mike Leifheit says he will close popular downtown dining room indefinitely at the end of business…

Arrest made in 33-year-old Rockford murder case

ROCKFORD -- A man has been arrested in the death of Tammy Tracey, who disappeared from a Rockford park 33 years ago. Jessie Smith, 64, was taken into custody Thursday in Albany, Georgia. Tracey vanished May 27, 1987, after stopping at…

Co-responder mental health team completes training

ROCKFORD – The team of police officers and mental health professionals assembled to respond to behavioral-crisis calls has completed training and is ready for service. In addition to hearing from law enforcement and panel discussions,…