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Protesters arrested outside City Market Pavilion

ROCKFORD - Nine people were arrested Friday during a protest outside City Market Pavilion. Like in previous demonstrations outside the market, protesters blocked traffic in both directions as a heavy police presence made its way onto…

Vow by local protesters prompts closure of City Market

ROCKFORD - Rockford City Market will not happen this Friday after a local group of police abolitionists vowed to continue disrupting the event. “We are saddened at the environment that has existed during the last few Fridays at the…

Board votes down complaint against Rockford police chief

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, on Thursday, voted unaminously that Police Chief Dan O'Shea did not violate the department's anti-discrimination policy earlier this year. The decision was made during a…

Rockford protests turn violent, several people arrested

ROCKFORD – Peaceful, yet boisterous protests became destructive Saturday as more than a thousand demonstrators converged on Rockford Police District 1 headquarters. The events began just before 4 p.m., at Haskell Park, where a crowd of a…