Cherry Valley

CherryVale Mall Reopens After Shooting

Oct 1, 2016

Police are looking for seven men in connection with a shooting at CherryVale Mall Friday. The busy mall just east of Rockford was on lockdown for several hours, then evacuated. Two groups of men had an altercation in the mall around 5 p.m. Friday, according to police.

One man pulled out a gun and fired shots.

Traces of blood were found in the mall, but no reported injuries.

All seven involved in the fight fled and police are still looking for them.

The shopping malls are packed already this morning: Black Friday has been underway for hours. Temperatures are short and patience is thin, so be careful where you park.  

Illinois wants Canadian National Railway to pay for restocking the Rock River after 72,000 fish died following the fiery June 2009 derailment of a CN train in Cherry Valley.

The Rockford Register Star reports that Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed an amended legal complaint filed in Winnebago County Court stating that ethanol from the 2 million gallons on the derailed train spilled into a nearby creek.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Tuesday on a deadly 2009 train derailment in Winnebago County.