ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Police arrested a man who allegedly took a Subway shop employee's purse during an Illinois robbery attempt that was caught on surveillance video.
The case garnered attention this month after video of the Subway shop employee fighting with the man was posted online.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from dead people.
Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including official misconduct and theft of government funds, WREX-TV reported.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois police officer was shot early Thursday but wasn't hurt because he was wearing a ballistic vest, authorities said.
Officers were gathered in an area when they heard a gunshot from close range, the Rockford Police Department said.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A woman who struggled with a robber inside an Illinois Subway shop said the owner suspended her from work after surveillance video of the fight became public.
Araceli Sotelo told The Rockford Register Star that she was working alone in the sandwich shop Sept.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Women will serve as chiefs of the Rockford police and fire departments, marking a first for each department in the city's history.
The city's Fire and Police Commission voted unanimously this past week to hire Carla Redd to lead the Rockford Police Department and Michele Pankow as the city's next Fire Department chief.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford campus is moving forward with plans for a $100 million building that'll focus on expanding rural health care, according to college officials.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois law will soon allow victims of sexual crimes to renew orders prohibiting contact by their assailants without having to face them in court.
A law signed last week makes civil orders of no contact with survivors permanent in cases where the perpetrator was convicted.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board has approved the construction of a temporary casino in Rockford.
However before the casino opens owner 815 Entertainment LLC must obtain the Gaming Board’s permission to operate and receive approval of the casino’s security and surveillance plans.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford may spend $300,000 to attract new residents to the city as its population has declined.
The City Council could consider a measure this week to contract with the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for a marketing campaign promoting the community, the Rockford Register Star reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois, working with business and labor organizations, plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to workers at offices around the state, officials announced Monday.
The initiative is being prompted by the return to offices by thousands of workers forced home by the pandemic...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two separate police shootings in the northern Illinois community of Rockford over the weekend left one man dead and another injured, authorities said...
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Army special forces sergeant pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other charges in the killing of three people and wounding of three others during a mass shooting at an Illinois bowling alley...
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a U.S. Army special forces sergeant arrested in what authorities called an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead told an initial hearing Monday that her client may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois bowling alley, killing three people and injuring three others Saturday night in what authorities believe was a random attack...
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Residents in northern and western Illinois continue to deal with flooding as rivers swell from melting snow and recent rains.
National Weather Service readings Monday show major flooding along the Pecatonica River at Shirland and Freeport and the Rock River in the Rockford area and Moline.
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 he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said...
CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (AP) — The Rockford School District has cut the ribbon on a $15.7 million elementary school...
DeKALB – An investigation into the residency of DeKalb District 428 students, which was prompted by a lawsuit filed in October, is expected to wrap up in the next 60 to 90 days, according to school board president Victoria Newport.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Autopsies have revealed that a northern Illinois police officer died of blunt force trauma and a pickup driver was shot to death during an early morning traffic stop...
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ROCKFORD, Ill. — Elsie Jane Thureson, 85, of Rockford, Ill., passed away on Jan. 26, 2017.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1931, to Charles and Mina Mae (Peterson) Parker in Central Lake, Mich.
She attended Chicago Bible School where she met and married her partner in life, J.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The sound of a musical instrument most often associated with Hawaii is being heard a lot more in Rockford these days.
The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/1zYtqxU ) reports that thanks to a Golden Apple Classroom Project Grant, a teacher at Bloom Elementary School was able to buy 25 ukuleles for her music students.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Winnebago County Democrats have named a replacement for state Rep. Chuck Jefferson, who resigned.
The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/1zA8wqe) reported Thursday that Jefferson's former chief of staff, Litesa Wallace, won the nod among 11 candidates.
OREGON, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they've charged a Rockford man in connection with a shooting last month in rural Byron.
The Telegraph in Dixon reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1hsRgxk) that 20-year-old Brandon McMahon faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and other weapons charges.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The cold winter turned out to be a boon to car thieves in northern Illinois.
In the city of Rockford alone, almost half the vehicles stolen so far this year were left running and unattended by people trying to warm their cars or keep them toasty while they ran a quick errand.