LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A man charged in a fatal shooting in Wisconsin has been released on $10,000 bail that was initially set at $500,000.
Karvel Freeman, 35, of Madison, was released from the jail in La Crosse County where he's charged with party to first-degree homicide and party to second-degree recklessly endangering safety.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin doctor has purchased two clinical buildings in northern Illinois where he plans to offer abortion pills as early as this week at one location and surgical abortions within six months at the other site.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A jury convicted a man of a federal murder charge Friday in the shooting death of a northern Illinois sheriff’s deputy.
Floyd E. Brown, 42 of Springfield, was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Jacob Keltner, attempted murder of a federal officer, assault and weapons charges.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man charged with killing a pregnant northern Illinois woman and her three children in 2016 is representing himself in the quadruple homicide without the help of a lawyer.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — State regulators have approved a plan for construction of a new casino in Danville.
The Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously Thursday to OK plans for the Golden Nugget Danville Casino.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Plans to construct a service road for Rockford's airport through a 25-acre prairie remnant are on hold while the Federal Aviation Administration reviews the project.
The Rockford Register Star reports that the federal agency will determine whether an additional environmental review is needed at the site.
CHICAGO (AP) — The battered body of a missing suburban Chicago woman has been found at her boyfriend’s home after he died in a traffic crash, authorities said.
The 25-year-old woman's body was found Tuesday with apparent multiple blunt force injuries in the boyfriend’s home in Lindenhurst, 44 miles (70 kilometers) north of Chicago, authorities said.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Four agencies have joined Rockford's airport authority in asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that seeks to protect a 25-acre prairie remnant from an airport expansion project.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks fired a longtime minor-league trainer in November after he was accused of sexual harassment.
The alleged harassment by Rockford IceHogs trainer D.J. Jones occurred in 2014, the Blackhawks said Sunday night in a statement.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford city officials have agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a man's lawsuit accusing a city police officer of excessive force during a 2017 burglary arrest.
Antonio Lamont Williams' federal lawsuit alleges that a Rockford officer beat him outside his mother's home after a nearby tavern was burglarized, the Rockford Register Star reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks placed forward Jujhar Khaira and defenseman Riley Stillman on injured reserve on Saturday.
Khaira is dealing with a lower back issue. Stillman left Friday night's 5-1 loss to Minnesota with a left shoulder injury.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — All Illinois Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions including driver services for another week, until Jan. 24, the agency said Thursday, citing the continued high number of COVID-19 cases statewide.
CHICAGO (AP) — Top prospect Lukas Reichel is slated for his NHL debut when the Chicago Blackhawks host Montreal on Thursday night.
Reichel, 19, was added to Chicago's taxi squad Wednesday after he was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Three teenage boys face attempted murder and other charges in a shooting outside a northern Illinois high school that wounded two students.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Sam Lafferty in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in exchange for forward Alex Nylander.
Lafferty is slated to join the slumping Blackhawks in Arizona.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday when they were shot outside a northern Illinois high school, police said.
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A Janesville woman is recovering from her injuries after a group of people followed her home, assaulted her and made off with her car.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that the incident occurred Wednesday night.
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man already in prison has been charged with killing a northern Illinois woman and her three children in 2016, authorities said Friday.
Eric Jackson, 38, has been charged with murder in the deaths of Keandra Austin and her three children, ages 9, 6 and 6 months, Winnebago County State’s Attorney J.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks placed forward Reese Johnson on injured reserve on Sunday with a broken right clavicle.
The Blackhawks also recalled forwards Brett Connolly and MacKenzie Entwistle from Rockford and assigned forward Mike Hardman to their American Hockey League affiliate.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks demoted Philipp Kurashev on Monday, assigning the struggling forward to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
The 22-year-old Kurashev has no goals and five assists in 19 games.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) —
In the aftermath the deadly incident at a Christmas parade last weekend in Wisconsin, officials in Rockford say they are beefing up security for this year's Stroll on State parade this Saturday.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Hagel is expected to miss two weeks with a left shoulder injury.
Hagel got hurt in the third period of Sunday night's 2-1 overtime victory against Nashville.
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat scored 37 seconds into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night in Derek King’s NHL coaching debut.
DeBrincat finished a 2-on-1 break and give-and-go with Patrick Kane to lift the Blackhawks to just their second win.
CHICAGO (AP) — Searching for a fresh start for the reeling Chicago Blackhawks, interim general manager Kyle Davidson looked to the team’s top minor league club for a new voice.
Enter Derek King, who took over as the team's interim coach after Jeremy Colliton was fired on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The reeling Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Jeremy Colliton on Saturday, dismissing the former NHL forward with the team off to a rough start in his fourth season.
Colliton, who turns 37 in January, was in the first year of a two-year contract extension.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A conservation group has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois airport that temporarily halts work on a project that would destroy an 8,000-year-old tract of remnant prairie.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Three people have been charged in what authorities characterize as an attempted murder of a Rockford police officer.
The three males, ranging in age from 18 to 21, face attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to the Rockford Register Star.
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A Rockford man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2019 slaying of a rapper who was beaten to death with a baseball bat before his body was dumped in a wooded area.
William Arzate, 25, was sentenced in absentia to natural life plus a consecutive term of five years in prison, Winnbeago County State’s Attorney J.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The teenagers were arrested so many times that Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand knew them by name. Accused of shootings, carjackings and armed robberies, they had become some of the most violent young offenders in Rockford, Illinois — a city with no shortage of them.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” may be getting a museum of its own.
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.