A construction trailer that once sat in the parking lot of the Ziock Building downtown has been removed. Wisconsin-based Gorman & Co., still says it will turn the building into a 160-room Embassy Suites. Construction has yet to begin. (ROCKFORD ADVOCATE PHOTO)

By City Scribbler While reports claim construction to turn the Ziock Building into a downtown Embassy Suites could begin this year, the numbers continue to tell another story. As...

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By City Scribbler Here we go again. Here is another succession of odd circumstances set into motion by Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen. This time, county board...

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By Dan Creviston The Rockford Blog Culture Shock is thriving at 2239 Charles St., Rockford. Owners Lauren and Skyler Davis are also co-founders of Winnebago Buy Local. Location 2239...

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Rockford Advocate There are still three weekends left in Rockford Park District’s “Locktoberfest” activities at Lockwood Park. Festivities run from 10...

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It appears Rockford, despite efforts to transform, is producing a generation of youth who feel entitled to terrorize people. I know what you are thinking. Terror? That’s right....

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By Bill Whitt Rockford Advocate Rockford’s illustrious past continues to surface online. In what appears to be different footage than that of a 1949 video produced by the old...

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Editor’s note: Following is the fourth installment of the first-person series, Unsheltered Rockford, by T. Aaron DeGeorge, who spent several weeks alongside a homeless couple named...

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Editor’s note: Following is the third installment of the first-person series, Unsheltered Rockford, by T. Aaron DeGeorge, who spent several weeks alongside a homeless couple named...

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By John Guevara Winnebago County Board As many of you have learned, I have been working on an ordinance to reinstate the Winnebago County’s Executive Committee. I am actively asking...

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By Joe Sosnowski State Representative 69th District As the chorus grows of those justifiably calling for an end to the budget impasse, I wanted to not only take a moment to restate...

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Staff Report ROCKFORD – The Rockford IceHogs, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced the club’s 2016-17 regular season schedule. The IceHogs begin their...

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Editor’s Note: “Hagerty’s Gym,” the column, complements the YouTube comedy series of the same, in which Jim Hagerty charts his progress to get into bodybuilding...