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Rockford man gets life in prison for rapper's 2019 slaying

Oct. 19, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

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...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH def. Argenta-Oreana, forfeit Aledo (Mercer County) 54, Stark County 0 Algonquin (Jacobs) 49, Hampshire 13 Amundsen 34, Chicago Sullivan 0 Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop)...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH 61, Sangamon Valley/Tri-City Co-op 38 Abingdon 18, Princeville 7 Aledo (Mercer County) 64, Woodhull-AlWood (Ridgewood) 6 Amboy def. Ashton-Franklin Center, forfeit ...

With windfall, city tries to reach kids trapped in violence

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

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. ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon def. Havana, forfeit Alden-Hebron def. Ashton-Franklin Center, forfeit Aledo (Mercer County) 32, Princeville 6 Algonquin (Jacobs) 54, Burlington Central 14 ...

Home of the real Rockford Peaches may become home of museum

Sep. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

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. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously this week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH 46, Cerro Gordo-Bement Coop 19 Abingdon 34, Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop) 12 Algonquin (Jacobs) 27, Huntley 17 Amundsen 37, Chicago (Urban Prep Charter/Bronzeville) 12 ...

Police arrest man in Subway shop robbery caught on video

Sep. 23, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

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...

Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

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...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH 41, Tri-County 14 Abingdon 38, Aledo (Mercer County) 14 Alton 6, Belleville West 3 Amboy 60, Biggsville West Central 14 Amboy-LaMoille 60, Biggsville West Central 14 ...