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Man charged after incident at Rockford Walmart

ROCKFORD -- A local man was jailed Thursday after an incident at a Rockford Walmart. Tyon McCarthy, 20, of Rockford, is charged with disorderly conduct, aggravated intimidation to a police officer, aggravated resisting, and aggravated…

Death investigation underway on Rockford’s west side

ROCKFORD -- Officials continue to investigate a death after a body was found Sunday night in the 1300 block of Arthur Avenue. No other information has been reported. More information is expected later today. Rockford Advocate will…

Murder charges dropped in 2018 double homicide

ROCKFORD -- First-degree murder charges against a man accused of gunning down two people in Rockford back in 2018 have been dismissed, Winnebago County State's Attorney J. Hanley announced Tuesday. Quincy Wright, 26, was charged in a…

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…

Man killed in shooting near downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD -- A 20-year-old man is dead after being shot just south of downtown Rockford Monday night. Police say the incident occurred just before 7 p.m., near the corner of South First and Division streets. The victim was transported…

MOD Pizza to hold fundraiser for HomeStart

ROCKFORD -- On Wednesday, March 31, MOD Pizza, 6470 E. State St., will donate 20% of its takeout, delivery and pick-up orders to support a HomeStart. "On behalf of HomeStart, you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of…

Body found near Auburn Street, foul play not suspected

UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that the remains found last weekend in Rockford belonged to 33-year-old Welsley J. Shaver, of Mendota. Shaver was last seen in Rockford Sept. 22, 2020, and reported missing Oct. 2, 2020. A cause of death…