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Inmates at the Winnebago County Jail endured long hours on lockdown again in December, the second straight month they spent more than 1,900 hours combined... [Read More]
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The Fatherhoood Encouragement Project is accepting nominations for its second annual awards ceremony honoring local men who exemplify what it means to be a good... [Read More]
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Two men were charged with burglarizing a rural Winnebago County home after police say the men were caught with burglary tools and a small safe... [Read More]
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Winnebago County homeowners already have paid more than $14.3 million in property taxes and they're still months away from receiving their first bill.The tax-code overhaul... [Read More]
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Plans to turn the popular Rockford City Market into a year-round affair moved a step closer as Rock River Development Partnership officially closed on the... [Read More]
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 The stories that pulled you to rrstar.com this year ranged from tragic deaths to joyous births, stories of controversy and those of lifelong connections.Breaking news... [Read More]
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The tax-code overhaul signed into law last week has spawned an unusual post-holiday spending spree: People are lining up to pay their property taxes early.Homeowners... [Read More]
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The tax-code overhaul signed into law last week has spawned an unusual post-holiday spending spree: people are lining up to pay their property taxes early.Homeowners... [Read More]
The tax-code overhaul signed into law last week has spawned an unusual post-holiday spending spree: People are lining up to pay their property taxes early.Homeowners... [Read More]
Rockford Park District property taxes will stay flat for a fourth consecutive year, commissioners decided Tuesday.The district's board approved an operating property tax levy of... [Read More]
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More than an inch of snow blanketed city streets for the first time this winter, keeping Mother Nature right on her local snowfall schedule.Flurries late... [Read More]
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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce recognized 21 community partnerships Thursday in the organization's first Confluence Honors.The chamber received about 50 nominations this summer before a... [Read More]
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Wake-up call at the Winnebago County Jail comes at 6 a.m., the time inmates are let out of their cells to stretch their legs and... [Read More]
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Local dignitaries marked the start of the state's bicentennial year Monday in preparation for a yearlong celebration of Illinois' 200th birthday.A couple dozen people gathered... [Read More]
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A man wanted in connection to a Feb. 15 homicide was arrested Monday after an attempted high-speed getaway ended in a crash on the Jefferson... [Read More]
The Rockford chapter of the NAACP will present honors for community service and other exemplary actions Saturday at its annual Freedom Fund Awards dinner.The event... [Read More]
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The centerpiece of Stroll on State was delivered to downtown Rockford on Tuesday on a flatbed semitrailer escorted by police.The behemoth blue spruce - which... [Read More]
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Home Depot in Machesney Park has donated a stockpile of blue lightbulbs for residents who want to show their support for law enforcement after officer... [Read More]
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The former Saint Anthony College of Nursing, which served as the training ground and classroom space for nurses for nearly 40 years, was laid to... [Read More]
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A Rockford police officer has died in the line of duty after a traffic stop and apparent shooting early Sunday morning. [Read More]
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