Winnebago County

Winnebago County
4:20 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Winnebago County Leaders To Meet Saturday

County Board Member John Sweeney, a Republican, will meet with Rockford Alderman Karen Elyea, a Democrat, to discuss what committees may be needed to work together on the area’s hot button issues.

The two were co-chairs of meetings of various county and city officials to discuss issues such as high crime, housing, and lack of economic development.

RRSTAR:Rockford, Winnebago County Pols To Talk Collaboration

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Katie Stockton's Plea Agreement
2:12 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Rockton Woman Pleads 'Guilty' In Baby Crystal Murder Case

Katie L. Stockton
Credit file photo / Winnebago County Sheriff's Department

A Winnebago County woman has pleaded guilty to leaving her newborn to freeze to death by the side of the road in 2004. 32-year-old Katie Stockton of Rockton reached a plea agreement with prosecutors this morning in the death of the infant dubbed “Baby Crystal.” 

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6:43 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Winnebago County Board approves landfill expansion

A proposed landfill expansion near Rockford has cleared a major hurdle. The Winnebago County Board has overwhelmingly approved the project.

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6:51 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Winnebago County gets earful on proposed landfill expansion

Rockford Register Star

Owners of Rockford-area landfill are seeking approval to add more than 200 acres.  Experts and members of the public are getting their chance to voice their opinions. 

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