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No offense to his old school, but 8-year-old Owen Lewis of Rockford is pretty sure the dodgeball scene at the new Cherry Valley Elementary School is going... [Read More]
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New data from the state puts Rockford Public Schools ahead of state in several caterories when it comes to kindergarten readiness.The city's school district, which serves 28,370 students... [Read More]
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Weekly youth literacy program seeks volunteers... [Read More]
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To celebrate 815 Day, a team of black leaders is once again bringing a job fair to one of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods."We host the job... [Read More]
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My Last Bite, the Rockford Register Star's dining column, publishes at noon Thursdays at rrstar.com. This week's featured eatery is Behr Den in Rockford. [Read More]
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ROCKFORD — Changes to the city's federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start programs will start taking shape this fall, especially now that the city has... [Read More]
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Police say a Monday afternoon report of a person armed with a gun in a home on Guilford Road turned out to be unfounded.Police have... [Read More]
Police blocked off the 2700 block of Guilford Road on Monday afternoon for almost three hours to investigate a report of someone armed with a gun... [Read More]
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Police have blocked off about two city blocks on Guilford Road to investigate a report of someone armed with a gun.No other details have been... [Read More]
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Five of the six men who helped rescue 70-year-old Bruce Salley from raging floodwaters in June were reunited with Salley and each other Friday afternoon at state Sen.... [Read More]
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Jalen Armstrong is proud and excited.He's faced some hardships since he graduated from Roosevelt Community Education Center last year, but he recently got his first... [Read More]
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The Rockford Public Library Board of Trustees met Monday night, the first time since a Quad Cities-based company pitched a $25 million mixed-use development idea for land... [Read More]
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Folks expecting to see a new $33 million library building rise from the rubble of the old Rockford Public Library Main Branch along the Rock River in a few... [Read More]
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After extensive debate that carried on through two meetings Thursday night, the Winnebago County Board voted 18-2 to hire someone being heralded by animal rights advocates... [Read More]
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Thursday was another long and difficult night of budget conflict for Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana and the Winnebago County Board, but it wasn't without progress.Caruana went into... [Read More]
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Company says district is wrongly blaming it for damaging gym floors... [Read More]
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As Bruce Salley's car began to sink June 18 in floodwaters along Keith Creek in the Schnuck's parking lot, five men rushed to the car to help rescue... [Read More]
A Winnebago County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit named Ares helped sheriff's deputies locate a missing woman Saturday night.According to the sheriff's department, a man called... [Read More]
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The Hononegah School Board is recommending the hire of Michael Dugan, assistant superintendent for secondary schools in the Decatur School District, as the new superintendent... [Read More]
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Mark Pickett knew he didn't have a lot of time to get 70-year-old Bruce Salley to safety after a strong moving current slammed Salley's car against a guardrail, trapping... [Read More]
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