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Stories with place: Rockford
  • 37-year sentence for Ill. gas station shooting 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:05 am
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - A 25-year-old Rockford man was sentenced to 37 years in prison for the 2012 shooting death of a teenager outside a northern Illinois gas station.

  • Rockford police investigating shooting death 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:22 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - Police in Rockford say they're investigating after a shooting death.

  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:27 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.

  • Woman's body found in Kishwaukee River 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:01 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - Northern Illinois authorities are investigating after a kayaker found a woman's body in the Kishwaukee (kish WAHW'-kee) River.

  • Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:35 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - Charges have been filed against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney shot dead while clearing snow from his driveway in 2008.

  • Rockford man charged in Byron shooting 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:26 pm
  • OREGON, Illinois - Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they've charged a Rockford man in connection with a shooting last month in rural Byron.

  • 2 men killed, another injured in Rockford fire 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:20 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - Two men have died and a third man was injured in a fire in an abandoned home in Rockford.

  • Man sentenced for Wisconsin woman's murder in SUV 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:35 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - An Illinois man has been sentenced for fatally shooting a Wisconsin woman while the two were passengers in a vehicle on a freeway.

  • Illinois' next pension issue: Police, fire funds 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:28 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - After addressing Illinois' own employee pension crisis, lawmakers now face an equally challenging task with the state's cities, as mayors demand help with underfunded police and firefighter pensions before the growing cost "chokes" budgets and forces local tax increases.

  • Moody's downgrades Rockford bond rating 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:26 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Rockford's bond rating, citing the Illinois city's limited ability to raise revenue, high debt and pension burden.

  • Winnebago man gets jail for fatal accident 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:16 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - A northern Illinois man was sentenced to six months in jail for a traffic accident that killed his wife and stepson, and injured members of another family.