• The suspect who robbed a Rockford bank remains on the loose. It happened Thursday morning at the US Bank located in the 1000 block of East State Street. Nobody was injured in the incident. The suspect is described as a black male in his 50’s, approximately 5’10” tall, with a dark cap and a dark colored shirt. He was last seen headed down South 7th Street on foot.
  • Two shootings take place on Thursday in the Town of Beloit. The first one happened in the 700 block of Vine where a 25-year-old woman was shot. Her injuries are minor. A second shooting occurred in the 1300 block of Harvey. No arrests have been made in either incident.
  • A Rockford man has learned his fate. 32-year-old Joshua Peppers has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of a deadly hit and run. It happened back on the city’s southeast side in September 2013 when Clinton Siens was hit and killed by Pepper’s minivan. He then fled the scene. Debris from the accident scene helped lead investigators to Peppers.
  • A Rockford parolee has been accused of burglary and is facing multiple charges. Officials say 53-year-old Peter Papas allegedly entered a residential garage on Thursday in the 200 block of North Gardiner Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, he fled on foot. Papas was eventually apprehended after a short foot chase. He is currently on parole.
  • A Loves Park man has been accused of sexual assault. 22-year-old Kenneth Turner is facing a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault. Officials say the incidents occurred at a home in rural Davis Junction. Turner is being held on a $1 million bond.
  • There was a vacant house fire on Rockford’s north side. It happened this morning in the 800 block of Furman Street. Emergency crews were able to keep the fire to the attic. The house received an estimated $15,000 in damage. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • Construction is set to resume again on the State Street interchange for I-90. The project will pick up on May 12. Crews will finish the ramp rebuilding project which started last year by completing drainage and storm sewer pipe work. They will also repave the area which connects the ramps to State Street. All ramps will remain open during construction. The project is expected to be completed this summer.

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