Shooting in Rockford leaves victim with leg injuries

ROCKFORD — A person traveling on the city’s southwest side on Friday night suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg, police said.The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Indiana Avenue. The victim was in a vehicle headed west when the shots were fired. The person was taken to the hospital for treatment.Police said the suspect vehicle is “a car with tinted windows” that last was seen traveling east.Anyone with […]
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During Black History Month, Rockford’s Wabongo Leadership Council looks to the future

ROCKFORD — Black History Month is a time for all to recognize and celebrate the contributions African-Americans have made in the community, the country and throughout the world. Matthew Simpson said it also should be a time for blacks to contemplate how they can help shape their community and their world beyond in the days and years to come.”It’s really about being conscious of who we are and how we can shape our future,” he said. […]
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Rockford couple, Chicago woman held without bond in DuPage County man’s killing

ROCKFORD — A Rockford couple and a Chicago woman are being held without bond in DuPage County after being charged with murder in the death of a Naperville man whose body was found in a garbage bin.Ernest Collins, 22, and his girlfriend, Cassandra Green, 21, as well as Collins’ mother, Candice Jones, 38, are accused in the fatal shooting last year of Michael Armendariz, 20. Armendariz last was seen on the evening of Jan. 14, 2018, in Naperville.His body was […]
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