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‎Rockford‏ man pleads not guilty in father 's stabbing death

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A 21-year-old Rockford man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in his father's stabbing death. The Rockford Register Star reports that Justin T. Joiner entered the pleas Tuesday to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated domestic battery in the deat


‎Rockford‏ Home Rule Ruled Out - Now What ?

Rockford's Home Rule referendum failed. Now what? Probably increased or taxes and possible job cuts within the City of Rockford. Though, none of those are officially confirmed. But, in past interviews and forums, Rockford mayor Tom McNamara said a utility tax wouldn't be out of the picture should Ho


‎Rockford‏ man arrested after 8 hour standoff in apartment

A Rockford man is arrested after police said he fired a gun in an apartment and held two women hostage for 8 hours overnight into Tuesday morning. Bobby Horton Jr., 23, of Rockford was arrested on reckless discharge of a firearm charges. Officers responded to the 3100 block of Jacqueline Drive Monda


Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull to visit ‎Rockford‏

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) He's a two time Hart Memorial trophy winner, an NHL Hall-of-Famer and the Blackhawks all-time leading scorer, and in a week you have the chance to meet Chicago great Bobby Hull. The 17 year NHL vet will be coming to The Collector's Bench on East State Street on Saturday March 3


Letter : ‎Rockford‏ Bowling Association congratulates area bowlers

The Rockford Bowling Association would like to again extend congratulations to our area high school bowlers for another outstanding season. We in the Rockford area are fortunate to have one of the best school bowling programs in the state and the entire country. This is evidenced by our young bowler


‎Rockford‏ University to present Forum Series

ROCKFORD - The next event of the Forum Series, "Transgender and Immigrant Rights in the Fight for Liberations," will be presented at 3 p.m. March 21 at Regents Hall at Burpee Student Center at Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Transgender activist Jennicet Gutierrez of Los Angeles will present.


‎Rockford‏ proposing new video gaming fees

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) The city of Rockford could have one of the stiffest video gaming fees in Illinois if voters approve home rule. The Rockford Register Star reports that Mayor Tom McNamara's administration is proposing an annual fee of $1,000 per machine for those who operate video gaming terminals


Woman injured in ‎Rockford‏ home invasion

Rockford Police investigate an overnight home invasion in the 800 block of Royal Avenue. Around midnight, police say a man broke into the home and stole some property. One woman was in the home at the time of the robbery. Police say she suffered minor injuries. The incident is still under investig