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Wichita State star Fred VanVleet is rare success story from Rockford, Ill.

...the rare success stories to come out of Rockford, Ill., an old rust-belt city west...lurked around every corner growing up.Rockford was once a bustling city known for its...safe. When she met Joe Danforth, a Rockford police officer, she suddenly had an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-24/wichita-state-star-fred-v
Mr. W.L. Walker (ROCKFORD, Ill.)

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Entered into rest Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at Doctors Hospital Mr. W. L. Walker, son of the late Walter Walker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/08/obi_357362.shtml
Obituaries
Mr. W.L. Walker (ROCKFORD, Ill.)

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Entered into rest Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Mr. W.L. Walker, son of the late Walter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/10/obi_357784.shtml
Obituaries
Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon

...finish for Ethiopia in the race's history. Kenya's Wilson Chebet was third, another 34 seconds back.Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Mich., was the first American, in seventh. Keflezighi finished eighth.American Desiree Linden led for much of the women's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-04-20/ethiopian-lelisa-des
Bradley Thornton

...Belle Beard, Skylar Cook, Harley Wroten, Jack Collier, Nolan Collier and Kyleigh Thornton. Mr. Thornton was born in Rockford, IL and was a contruction supervisor. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174878614
For jobless over 50, a challenging search for work

ROCKFORD, Ill. - When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-27/jobless-over-50-challenging-search-
Blackhawks rally for victory over Devils

...has dropped three in a row. Cory Schneider had 32 stops.? The Blackhawks have reassigned forward Teuvo Teravainen to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.The 20-year-old Teravainen had two goals and two assists in 15 games with Chicago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-02-13/blackhawks-rally-victory-o
Carter longs to recapture gridiron glory

...like they are at Marinelli Field in Rockford, Ill. Sometimes for Quincy Carter, the boo birds and the hecklers at Rockford Cubbies games might as well be right...second season as an outfielder with Rockford of the Class A Midwest League...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/26/oth_234376.shtml
Other sports
Michigan city installing coin-operated breath testing machines in bars

ROCKFORD, Mich. -- Down at the Rogue River Tavern...proportions: Aside from Rogue River, Rockford only has two other public establishments...said City Manager Michael Young. Rockford is the first U.S. municipality to buy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/20/liv_409365.shtml
Life & style
Day cares short on children

ROCKFORD, Ill. --- The nation's economic...making in work," Meredith Hartigan, a Rockford single mother of two, said in explaining...director of Circles of Learning, also in Rockford. "For many low-income people it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/09/bus_482614.shtml
Business