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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…

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…

Rockford man charged with child pornography

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford man was jailed Thursday, charged with child pornography after an investigation by the Illinois State Police.  Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross's office reported Friday that Daniel Grotheer, 35,…

Rockford announces second round of COVID-19 relief loans

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford will offer another round of Community and Economic Development micro-enterprise loans this month. Sept. 14-18, business owners with five or fewer employees  may apply for the program that allows for a…

Police: Teen city’s 19th homicide victim

ROCKFORD -- An 18-year-old man is the city's 19th homicide victim. Police say at approximately 9:40 p.m., Sept. 8, Rockford officers responded to the area of Webster Avenue and Green Street in reference to a report of multiple shots…

Rockford man sent to prison in woman’s overdose death

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford man was sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison Thursday for a woman's overdose death, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced. Willie Walton, 47, received 12 1/2 years behind bars…