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  1. EXCHANGE: Programs aim to keep best physicians in RockfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | Daily Herald

    This June 15, 2018 photo shows the new MercyHealth Alpine Clinic in Loves Park, Ill. The clinic will house 12 residents in the family medicine residency program in July 2019 as part of its operation.


  2. Services set for Rosemont village attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 25 | Daily Herald

    Coblentz, 65, was co-founder and a partner at the Chicago-based law firm Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue, which counts Rosemont and a number of other suburban municipalities as clients. He represented the village since Peter Rosenthal's passing in 2010.


  3. Flash flooding prompts several vehicle rescues in RockfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | Daily Herald

    In this Monday, June 18, 2018, photo, Mark Pickett, left and Ryan Craig, right, work to rescue Bruce Salley, who was trapped in his car by flood waters in a supermarket parking in Rockford, Ill. An evening thunderstorm brought heavy rains across the Rock River Valley causing vehicles to get stuck in flood waters and stranding motorists.


  4. Blood found, still no arrests two years after South Elgin teen vanishesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Two years after a South Elgin teenager disappeared, newly released documents reveal police found her blood on a neighbor's trash can and have long suspected someone murdered her. No arrests have been made during what's been an agonizing 25 months for Kianna Galvin's family.


  5. Rockford marks 75th anniversary of women's baseball teamRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2018 | Daily Herald

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The northern Illinois city of Rockford is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Rockford Peaches, the women's baseball team made famous in the movie "A League of Their Own."


  6. Rockford teen drowns in Lake LouiseRead the original story

    May 29, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Sauk Valley Media reports an autopsy conducted by the Winnebago County Coroner's Office ruled that 16-year-old Luis Campos had drowned. Officials say the teenager had on Monday afternoon gone into an area of the lake that was designated a "no swimming zone" to retrieve a beach ball when he went under the surface.


  7. Why some Elgin residents are concerned with St. Joseph church projectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | Daily Herald

    St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elgin has begun discussing preliminary plans for a new church with city officials and residents, who have concerns about how it would affect nearby parking. The new church, adjacent to the current church at 272 Division St., would be the largest new construction project within the Elgin Historic District in recent memory, said John Wiedmeyer, chairman of the city's heritage commission.


  8. Two people injured, one critically, in head-on crash in HampshireRead the original story

    May 20, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Crews from the Hampshire Fire Protection District responded about 12:45 p.m. to the two-vehicle collision with "heavy damage" on Melms Road west of Harmony Road, Deputy Chief Trevor Herrmann said in a statement Sunday. One person was extricated from a vehicle and flown with critical injuries to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, he said.


  9. Pizzeria to take over former Francesca's in West DundeeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Months after the unexpected closure of Francesca's Campagna in West Dundee, owners of a Rockford pizzeria have purchased the downtown site with the intention of opening their second location. Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza is expected to start operating in late fall in the building at Main and Second streets.


  10. Foxconn picks 28 companies to begin work on Wisconsin plantRead the original story

    May 7, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group has selected 28 companies to do initial construction on its manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin. Foxconn said in an announcement Monday that 27 companies are Wisconsin-based and one is from Illinois.


  11. Softball: Harper prepares for Region IV tournamentRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 | Daily Herald

    The NJCAA's Division III, Region IV softball tournament begins Friday in Rockford, where Harper College has earned the third seed. The Hawks play the first game of the tournament at either 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., depending on weather and field conditions, against second-seeded Joliet Junior College.


  12. Suspect in fatal shooting of 3 pleads not guilty to murderRead the original story

    May 1, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A man accused of fatally shooting three men aboard a Rockford, Illinois party bus has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. In addition to murder, Raheem D. King is charged with armed robbery; aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with the shooting deaths of 22-year-old Daijon Sistrunk, 24-year-old Martavies Blake, and 27-year-old Sean Anderson, all of Rockford.


  13. Tollway director denounces 'bullies,' departs meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A routine Illinois tollway board meeting became charged with tension Thursday after one board director denounced "bullies" and "cowards," then left after recusing himself from a vote. Director Joseph Gomez of Northfield said "after three challenging years," he was stepping down as finance committee chairman and intended to focus his remaining time on promoting opportunities for minorities and Hispanics at the agency.


  14. Bartlett grad Maestranzi lands Guilford jobRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Maestranzi, 33, will be the next boys basketball coach at Rockford Guilford High School, pending approval of the Rockford School Board, RPS District 205 announced. "I'm unbelievably excited," said Maestranzi, who intends to relocate from Bartlett to Rockford.


  15. Illinois woman charged in South Dakota overdose deathRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A woman from Rockford, Illinois, is accused of causing the death of a man in South Dakota by selling him heroin. U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons says 26-year-old Stephanie Broecker has been indicted in federal court as part of a Justice Department effort to combat opioids by holding dealers accountable for overdose victims.


  16. Illinois facility dogs provide comfort in courtRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A northern Illinois county is using a new type of therapy dog aimed to help in sexual assault and abuse cases. The Rockford Register Star reports that Winnebago County began using facility dogs this year after a 2016 state law.


  17. Elgin officer in critical condition after motorcyle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Daily Herald

    An Elgin police sergeant is in critical condition and was charged with DUI after a motorcycle crash Thursday in DeKalb County, officials said. Sgt. Ken Ericson was injured in the crash at about 3 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Glidden and Base Line roads, said DeKalb County Sheriff Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan.


  18. Authorities say 2 pedestrians fatally struck in RockfordRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2018 | Daily Herald

    The Winnebago County coroner says a 26-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene on the city's south side where a divided four-lane road goes through an industrial area. The Rockford Register Star reports a 24-year-old man died after being taken to a hospital.


  19. Suspect in fatal shooting of 3 surrenders to Rockford policeRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A man wanted in the shooting death of three people on a Rockford, Illinois party bus has turned himself in to police. Raheem D. King, whom police described as armed and dangerous, was booked into the Winnebago County Jail on Wednesday.


  20. Search continues for suspect in Rockford party bus shootingRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Rockford, Illinois police say a search continues for the man charged in connection with the shooting deaths of three passengers on a party bus. The Winnebago County coroner on Monday identified the victims of Saturday's shooting as 22-year-old Daijon Sistrunk, 24-year-old Martavies Blake, and 27-year-old Sean Anderson, all of Rockford.


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