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Here's a look at some notable moments in history recorded on Aug. 15.1483: The Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV.1620: The Mayflower, the... [Read More]
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When your calendar and your area code match, you throw a citywide celebration.That's the reason Tuesday - Aug. 15, or 8.15 - and not any of... [Read More]
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Several special events coincide with Rockford Day, along with many businesses offering deals in honor of the citywide celebration on Tuesday. Here are a few... [Read More]
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A Rockford police officer who fired six shots at a burglary suspect outside Dick's Sporting Good's was justified in his use of force, Winnebago County... [Read More]
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Flooded roadways and fallen tree limbs scattered across the local scenery as powerful thunderstorms dropped heavy rain again today.The National Weather Service has issued a... [Read More]
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A fire-ravaged building in Midtown was razed this week as part of an emergency action by the city.Crews did the bulk of the demolition at... [Read More]
Four people were taken to the hospital Monday after a two-vehicle crash near South Perryville Road and Walton Street.Police were called to the scene at... [Read More]
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the city's debt rating from A1 to A2 and assigned a negative outlook. The rating could make it more expensive... [Read More]
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Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the city's debt rating from A1 to A2 and assigned a negative outlook. The rating could make it more expensive... [Read More]
Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the May 24 slaying of Lester Sanders Jr.One of the two men charged has... [Read More]
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The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has identified the 51-year-old man who was killed Friday night when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in... [Read More]
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The largest lacrosse tournament the Rockford area has ever hosted wrapped up today after giving hundreds of high school athletes the chance to prove themselves... [Read More]
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Inpatient services for child psychiatric patients will return to the Rockford area for the first time since Singer Mental Health Center closed in 2012.SwedishAmerican Health... [Read More]
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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce honored three women today for business leadership and excellence during the Women in Business Expo and Luncheon at Giovanni's Restaurant... [Read More]
Brian Anderson, owner of the Anderson Automotive Group, died Monday in a traffic crash while vacationing in Bermuda. He was 63.Anderson was driving a rental... [Read More]
A 48-year-old man who was found dead Tuesday in an abandoned building on South Main Street died from blunt-force trauma of the neck and chest,... [Read More]
One of Rockford's most notorious killers has died while awaiting his 19th bid at parole.Simon Peter Nelson, 85, was convicted of killing his six children... [Read More]
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One of Rockford's most notorious killers has died while awaiting his 19th bid at parole. Simon Peter Nelson, 85, was convicted of killing his... [Read More]
One of the city's most notorious killers has died while awaiting his 19th bid at parole.Simon Peter Nelson, 85, was convicted of killing his six... [Read More]
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One of the city's most notorious killers has died in prison while awaiting his 19th bid at parole.Simon Peter Nelson, 85, was convicted of killing... [Read More]
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