Rockford Health System

Rockford Health System

Rockford Health System officials said Tuesday that the pilot of the medical helicopter that crashed near Rochelle Monday night was turning around because the aircraft encountered weather. Officials could not elaborate, but area residents reported sleet-like conditions at the time of the crash.

Plans by OSF St. Anthony Medical Center to acquire Rockford Health System have been called off, just days before officials from both sides were to testify at a Federal Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C.