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Police: 3 shirtless males attack Rockford man during home invasion

ROCKFORD - A man was sitting on his front porch Thursday afternoon when three shirtless males kicked in the door and attacked him, Rockford police stated. Officers were sent at 3:38 p.m. to the home in the 3400 block of Elm Street after receiving an open-line 911 call, according to police reports an

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 16:33:15

Robbers wearing Halloween masks rob people in Rockford, police say

ROCKFORD - Multiple people were robbed at gunpoint Thursday night in Rockford by four males wearing Halloween masks, according to police. Just before 10 p.m., officers were sent to Fulton Avenue, between Huffman Boulevard and Grant Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery. While the number of victim

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 15:56:54

Rockford takes policing to next level with resident officers

ROCKFORD - Officer Patrice Turner rides on a warm September morning south down Winnebago Street from her city-owned tan brick ranch home with brown trim. One of two Rockford Police Department resident officers, Turner likes to start her day on the police bike. Her job is pure community policing - an

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 17:49:27

Suspect search impacts Rockford events

The search for a suspected shooter is affecting Saturday events in the area of the county where the suspect is hiding out. Khlem Arboretum is currently closed until further notice. Groundskeeper Jim Rathke said when he got into open the facility before 9 a.m., a deputy told him there was a search fo

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-23 19:50:00

Jury aquits two Hells Angels - WREX.com - Rockford's News Leader

A jury acquits two Hells Angels members in connection to an alleged attack on a former member. That's according to our media partners at the Rockford Register Star. The paper reports Tomasz Lech and Jose Vielma were found not guilty of battery and robbery. They and the three other men accused in the

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-22 17:14:00

Rockford alderman eyes new regulations for dog owners

ROCKFORD - A proposed ordinance would impose strict new regulations on dog owners who chain or tether their animals. Championed by Alderman John Beck, R-12, the proposal is intended to keep dogs safe and improve the lives of dogs that he said might otherwise be mistreated. "My biggest intent is tha

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

Rockford Rescue Mission opens Remade Store

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Rockford Rescue Mission opens the Remade Store on West State Street on Friday. The store will not only bring in money for the Mission, but it will also help women in the Life Recovery Program meet their work therapy requirements. The Remade Store's pieces are refurbished

WIFR - 2017-09-23 06:14:00

Downtown Rockford businesses to host Shop for Alicia

ROCKFORD - Fifteen downtown Rockford businesses will host the Shop for Alicia fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Each business will donate 15 percent of the day's sales to help Alicia Neubauer and her family while she goes through treatment for breast cancer. Participating businesses includ

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 21:27:50

Rockford firefighter injured after falling through floor during vacant home fire

Scary moments this morning for the Rockford Fire Department when a firefighter fell through the floor of a vacant home while helping put out a fire. District Chief Derreyl Brown said the fire was called in around 4:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of 15th Avenue. When they arrived, Brown said the first cre

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-23 18:13:00

Fees, fines and cuts among Rockford task force options

The city faces a projected $8.9 million general fund budget shortfall for 2018 ROCKFORD - A task force working to come up with recommendations for solving a brewing city financial crisis this week began sifting through dozens of ideas for saving money and generating revenue. The task force had sough

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 22:49:58

New law enacts H.S. diploma programs in Illinois, opens doors for 35K people in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- With the stroke of a pen, Governor Rauner makes it easier for adults in Rockford to get a high school diploma. There are more than 35,000 individuals living in Rockford who don't have a high school diploma. Governor Rauner says this law will change that. The governor signed

WIFR - 2017-09-22 22:30:00

Sheriff's deputy shot during foot chase in Rockford, suspect sought

A Winnebago County sheriff's deputy was shot during a foot pursuit early Saturday in Rockford. The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. when the deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Springfield Avenue near Prairie Road in Rockford, according to a statement from Illinois State Police. Jordan D. Spates,

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-24 02:06:00

UPS to hire 2K seasonal employees in Rockford

ROCKFORD - UPS expects to hire more than 2,000 seasonal employees in the Rockford area to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2018. UPS is hiring at the Rockford Air Hub location, located at 3300 Airport Drive, Rockford, IL 6110

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 21:28:03

Remade opens doors to Rockford

The Rockford Rescue Mission opened the doors to it's new remade store today. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the opening today. The store will sell anything from unique art to furniture and even home decor items. The employees of the store are all a part of the Rockford Rescue Mission. Membe

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-23 05:37:00

Rockford Rescue Mission Opened New Shop

ROCKFORD - A new business opens up in downtown Rockford. Remade held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday morning. Remade is part of the Rockford Rescue Mission. The shop takes donated items and local artists transforms them into pieces of art. "A lot of labor, a lot of time, a lot of research,

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-23 03:53:51

Our View: Thanks, governor, for putting Rockford on path to Excel

Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of the Illinois General Assembly get plenty of grief for failing to address the state's myriad problems, so they deserve credit when they get something right. Rauner did his part Friday by signing a bill that changes a state law that prevented school districts from awar

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-23 14:00:00

Rockford Urban Ministries to host program

ROCKFORD - Rockford Urban Ministries will host a program on offering classes in jail at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at JustGoods Fair Trade Store, 201 Seventh St. The public is invited to meet the volunteers who will be teaching a two-hour, five-week class to inmates of Winnebago County Jail. Classes will inclu

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 19:39:43

Rockford Fire chief donates Ensure to SwedishAmerican cancer patients

ROCKFORD - On Sept. 11, Rockford Fire District Chief Dan Zaccard, with the help of Local 413 Union Secretary Wayne Schoville, dropped off 30 cases to cancer patients who are currently staying on SwedishAmerican's oncology floor. Twenty cases also were delivered to the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-22 22:46:52

Freeport, Rockford sizzle in record high temps

FREEPORT - Fall has officially begun with record-breaking temperatures across the region more appropriate for the dog days of summer. The high temperature in Freeport today was 91 degrees, setting a daily record. The previous record was 89 degrees in 2010. Friday also set a daily record high for Fre

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-24 00:11:49

Man Beaten During Home Invasion

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is beaten up, thrown down stairs, during a home invasion Thursday afternoon. It happened in the 3400 block of Elm Street around 3:30 p.m. The victim was sitting in his enclosed porch when three suspects kicked in the porch door and began beating him up. The victim managed t

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-22 16:14:29