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Belvidere Chrysler plant to shut down for 3 weeks

BELVIDERE -- Belvidere Assembly Pant will temporarily shut down for three weeks starting Monday, March 29, because of a computer chip shortage. The pause will be the plant's second this year. The plant shut down for a week in February,…

Guilford girls beat Auburn in volleyball opener

ROCKFORD -- The Guilford Vikings, which harbor hopes of winning the school’s first NIC-10 girls volleyball title since 2016, scored a straight-set win over Auburn Wednesday night to open the volleyball season. The Vikings have finished…

City of Rockford resumes yard waste collection March 29

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford's waste contractor, Rock River Disposal, will resume seasonal collection of yard waste from city residents Monday, March 29. Yard waste should be placed out for collection at the same time as household…

Blackhawks recall six players, send four to Rockford

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday that they have reassigned forwards Reese Johnson and Mackenzie Entwistle and defensemen Nicolas Beaudin, Madison Bowey, Lucas Carlsson and Wyatt Kalynuk to their taxi squad. Forwards…

University of Northern Iowa wins WNIT Rockford Regional

ROCKFORD -- The University of Northern Iowa Panthers captured the WNIT Rockford Regional Championship Monday by knocking off the St. Louis University Billikens 58-50 at the UW Health Sports Factory. Unlike the high-scoring affairs in the…

Rockford aldermen approve citywide fiber optic project

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford City Council on Monday, March 22, unanimously passed a Development Agreement with SiFi Networks to develop a citywide fiber optic network. Under the agreement, the city will allow access and use of the…