CherryVale Mall

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The Cherryvale Mall is extending its “Youth Escort Policy” during the week of Christmas this year.

The Rockford mall is requiring all minors under 18 to be accompanied by an adult the day after Christmas. The same rule applies starting at 4 p.m. for the rest of the week.

"CherryVale Mall - Rockford, Illinois - Mall Directory" by Flickr User Nathan Bush / (CC X 2.0)

Minors at the Cherryvale Mall will need a parent or legal guardian to accompany them after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, which is part of the mall’s new Youth Escort Policy.

General Manager Mark Peterson says there will be bumped up security efforts to enforce the policy.

Suspect In CherryVale Mall Shooting Is Arrested

Oct 11, 2016

A man wanted for the Saturday shooting of a motorist at CherryVale Mall was arrested by Rockford Police.  

They issued a warrant for Donald Ashford Jr. after he allegedly shot a wheelchair bound man twice in the parking lot Saturday.  

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.