ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A judge has stepped in and suspended efforts to demolish a 90-year-old building and vacant convent that belong to the Catholic Church in Rockford.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A logistics company says it plans to add 500 jobs at Chicago Rockford International Airport.
The Rockford Register Star reports that Pinnacle Logistics already employs...
CHICAGO (AP) — The trial has started for a Rockford man charged in the death of a 2-year-old Rockford boy whose dismembered remains were found in 2015 in a Chicago lagoon.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — There are plans to open a visitors' center in Rockford, Illinois, for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Laurent House , which opened as a museum four years ago.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 56-year-old woman with disabilities and her three small dogs have died in a Rockford house fire.
The Rockford Register Star reports firefighters were...
Rockford man charged in 2011 sexual assault
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been indicted on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman nearly eight years ago.
In a news release, Winnebago County State's Attorney...
AAR in June to lay off 80 at Rockford jet repair hub
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Aircraft maintenance and repair company AAR in June will lay off about half its workforce in Rockford, Illinois, citing an expected seasonal downturn in work.
Coast Guard names field house after first black coach
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named a field house after the school's first African-American coach.
The facility, part of Roland Hall gymnasium, has been named the...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A registered sex offender accused of stalking a Rockford woman for months before he allegedly abducted her from her home last month, raped her and left her in the basement of...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named an athletic field house after the school's first African American head coach.
Peoria man gets 90-year sentence for 2017 shooting
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 90-year prison sentence has been handed a northern Illinois man convicted of firing a bullet that left a man unable to walk, talk and breathe on his own.
LOVES PARK, Ill. (AP) — A soccer event in northern Illinois this weekend is expected to mean big money for the area.
The (Rockford) Register Star reports that the Puma Champions Cup...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a northern Illinois county say overdose deaths are on the rise, and the largest group of victims is people in their 50s.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Winnebago County in northern Illinois experienced a 28 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Coroner Bill Hintz says 159 people died of overdoses, averaging...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois sheriff is suing the county board and top county officials, saying they've cut his office's budget so much that the safety and well-being of residents is...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man facing federal murder charges in the killing a sheriff's deputy now faces state charges, as well.
Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross...
Rockford housing agency using heat to kill bedbugs
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A public housing agency in northern Illinois is using special heat machines to get rid of bedbugs.
The Rockford Register Star reports that bedbug problems could delay...
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges he fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who was part of a U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force trying to serve an...
Shelters open in northern Illinois for flooding victims
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Residents in northern and western Illinois continue to deal with flooding as rivers swell from melting snow and recent rains.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Rising waters along the Pecatonica and Rock rivers have flooded some homes in northern Illinois cities like Freeport, Rockford and Machesney Park.
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — An Illinois truck driver has been sentenced to more than four years in jail in an interstate crash that killed a family of four from North Carolina in southern West...
Hundreds attend visitation for deputy killed in Rockford
HUNTLEY, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds passed through a northern Illinois funeral home to pay respects to the family of a sheriff's deputy shot to death while assisting in the serving of an arrest...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The half-sister of an Illinois man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy says he is "not a monster."
Christina Brown spoke after a hearing Monday for her...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State government buildings are flying U.S. and Illinois flags at half-staff in honor of a McHenry County sheriff's deputy killed in a Rockford hotel shooting.
Man accused of shooting deputy makes court appearance
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy attempting to serve an arrest warrant has made his first court appearance.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces federal murder charges in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy that led to an hourslong standoff with police along an interstate.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local):
A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff's deputy has been charged with...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's decision to cut almost 1,400 jobs from a northern Illinois plant could trigger the loss of nearly 2,300 additional jobs across the region, according to a...
Illinois colleges look to overcome enrollment declines
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Colleges and universities in Illinois are struggling to combat declining enrollment that was spurred by low unemployment rates, a shrinking population, unstable funding...
Rockford head-shaving event to benefit St. Baldrick’s
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford University's Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement is having a unique fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Body cameras proposed for officials doing Illinois business
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican in the Illinois General Assembly says all elected officials in the state should be required to wear body cameras while conducting government business.
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Blackhawks goalie Collin Delia agrees to 3-year extension
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The average annual value is $1 million.
Delia was promoted from the minors when Corey Crawford was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 17 with a concussion. The 24-year-old Delia is 6-2-3 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in 12 appearances this season with Chicago.
Police: Violent crime in Rockford drops 11 percent in 2018
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Statistics released by the Rockford Police Department show violent crime in the northern Illinois city dropped 11 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year.
Violent crime is offenses that include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The statistics released Wednesday show the drop in violent crime came despite more homicides last year.
Pritzker orders stepped-up fight against HIV
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has directed his administration to enhance efforts to eliminate HIV.
The Democrat signed an executive order in Rockford Friday to re-establish state funding for testing and treatment programs he says former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner discontinued.
Rockford police commander ID’d as officer who fired shots
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A Rockford Police Department commander has been identified as the off-duty officer who fired a gun during a traffic altercation Jan. 20.
The Rockford Register-Star reports 20-year veteran and Assistant Deputy Chief Carla Redd was parked in a personal car and waiting for her husband, Ronald Miller, near the church Miller pastors.
Snow expected in Illinois as subzero temperatures ease
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two all-time low temperature records have been broken in Illinois, with Moline dropping to minus 33 (-36 Celsius) and Rockford hitting minus 31 (-35 Celsius).
The National Weather Service says Moline's subzero temperature Thursday breaks the previous record of minus 27 (-32 Celsius) set Jan. 16, 2009. Rockford's Thursday low beats minus 27 (-32 Celsius) recorded Jan. 10, 1982.
Pope Francis approves discipline of northern Illinois priest
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Pope Francis has disciplined a northern Illinois Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 2015.
The Rockford Register Star reports that the Diocese of Rockford on Wednesday said the Rev. Aaron Brodeski can no longer have the title "monsignor" and must serve one year of prayer and penance.
Bitter cold breaks daily temperature records across Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Wind chills dipped as low as 56 degrees below zero in northern Illinois as bitter cold weather moved into Illinois .
Thousands without power as temperatures plummet in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — ComEd says crews have restored power to more than 42,000 customers and are working to restore another 9,400 as double-digit subzero temperatures hit Illinois.
The cold struck Chicago transportation Wednesday morning too, with more than 1,600 canceled flights and limited rail service. The National Weather service says the actual temperature was 23 below zero at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Wind chills in northern Illinois were as low as 57 below in Rockford.
Illinois district defends having school on King day
WINNEBAGO, Ill. (AP) — The superintendent of a northern Illinois school district is defending a decision to hold classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to make up for a snow day in November.
Some members of the Rockford-area NAACP criticized the Winnebago district, west of Rockford. But Superintendent John Schwuchow (SWO'-ko) says students in the district's four schools learned about King's legacy and impact.
Teen killed in street shooting in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Rockford.
The boy's body was in a street Monday near St. Anthony of Padua Church. The Register Star says the church had no role in the shooting but was used as a warming center for investigators. It's the first homicide in Rockford this year.
Spirit Lake woman elected Iowa Court of Appeals chief judge
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals has elected Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel, of Spirit Lake, as the court's chief judge.
Vogel has served on the court since 1996 and is the ninth chief judge since the state legislature established the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1976. She replaces Chief Judge David Danilson, who recently retired.
Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case
An Illinois judge acquitted a man of murder Wednesday, more than two decades after jurors convicted him by relying on ballistics that proved to be wrong.
Supporters of 53-year-old Patrick Pursley clapped in a Winnebago County courtroom when Judge Joseph McGraw issued his ruling, saying prosecutors had scant evidence to prove Pursley's guilt in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Andy Ascher during a robbery in Rockford, Illinois in 1993.
Illinois starts second year of private school scholarships
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly 5,500 students who received scholarships last year through Illinois' taxpayer-funded private school scholarship program will have to apply again as the program enters its second year, program officials said.
Chicago woman moves to Nebraska to start alpaca farm
ALMA, Neb. (AP) — Being an alpaca rancher is an unorthodox life for a woman from Chicago, but Tashia Butterfield couldn't be happier.
She's so happy, in fact, that she named her first alpaca Joy. Since then, she's added 12 "girls," as she calls her females, and eight "boys" and opened a small fiber shop.