Tip leads police to Rockford man accused of choking woman

ROCKFORD — An anonymous tip resulted in the arrest of a Rockford man wanted for allegedly choking a woman, police said.The tip, received shortly before 3:30 a.m. Friday, led officers to the 1500 block of Jackson Street, Rockford police spokeswoman Christie Castillo said. At the home, police arrested Jacob P. Vereecken, 27, whom police have been searching for since late last month.Vereecken is accused of battering and choking a 26-year-old woman on April 26 at a home in […]
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Egg-cellent news: Peregrine falcon Louise expecting once again

ROCKFORD — Peregrine falcon Louise laid her first egg of the season early Friday morning, putting to rest fears this would be an eggless year atop the Rockford Register Star News Tower.Louise and her prior mate, Gigi, the peregrine falcons that chose last spring to nest in a drainage channel outside the eighth floor of the News Tower, are believed to be the first mated pair to lay eggs in Rockford. But Gigi suddenly went missing, causing some to speculate whether […]
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