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Former Mayor John McNamara dies at 81

ROCKFORD -- Former Rockford Mayor John McNamara died Wednesday at the age of 81, the City of Rockford announced. Born Aug. 27, 1939, in Whiting, Indiana, McNamara served as mayor from 1981 to 1989. He graduated from the University of…

Rockford’s Discovery Center wins Tripadvisor award

ROCKFORD – Discovery Center Museum is a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler…

Winnebago County Board approves property tax hike

ROCKFORD -- Property taxes in Winnebago County will see an increase Oct. 1. The county board, on Thursday, approved a fiscal year 2021 budget that includes a measure to increase the levy to the highest level allowed under state law. The…

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…