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Latest Rockford Trials News
Trial starts for Rockford man who ran from murder charge
Heated testimony as a Rockford murder trial gets underway.
December 05 2014
Rockford man sentenced to prison on murder, robbery charges
A Rockford man will spend 23 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to second degree murder and robbery.
November 21 2014
Mercy, Rockford health systems to merge in to multi-region health system
Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System have announced they are merging to create multi-regional health system to provide care to residents in more than 40 communities in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
November 12 2014
Agreement moves UW Health merger forward
The merger of a health system in Rockford, Illinois, with University of Wisconsin Health in Madison is proceeding with the signing of an agreement. SwedishAmerican Health has had an affiliation with UW Health since 2010 that led to the creation of a $40 million cancer center that opened in October 2013, according to a release. The merger was first announced in April. The agreement includes $255 ...
November 12 2014
Iowa City murder suspect dies before his day in court
Rockford, Illinois
A man accused of killing his wife in 1997 has died before his day in court. Former University of Iowa researcher John Bloomfield faced charges for first-degree murder in the death of Frances Bloomfield. 
November 10 2014
Rockford woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder
Rockford, Illinois
Crystal Caldwell, 32 of Rockford, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in front of Judge John Lowry.
November 07 2014
Mercy Health System merging with Rockford Health System, plans to keep McHenry County facilities
HARVARD – Mercy Health System, which operates a 65-bed hospital in Harvard and health care facilities in Woodstock, plans to merge with Rockford Health System to create a larger, more efficient system.
November 01 2014
Ad Claims Amendment to Law in IL Could Help Solve Murder
ROCKFORD– It has been more than 3 years since a man killed Natasha Cleary and her two sons, stole her ATM card and used it to withdraw cash. Now, one man believes his invention could help catch violent criminals who commit violent crimes so they can steal from their victims by using ATM machines. Back in 2011 , images of the person who stole money from Cleary’s ATM were released. However, the ...
October 29 2014
Rockford Health Professionals Remain Confident In Fight Against Ebola
ROCKFORD - American health professionals are suiting up like never before, wearing layers of protective gear to fight Ebola.  “It has a high mortality rate and morbidity rate with it, and we need to be prepared,” says Dr. Sandra Martell, Winnebago County Health Administrator. Ebola has been the main topic of conversation in nearly every country around the world.  The poor response to the first ...
October 28 2014
Rockford man pleads guilty to second degree murder
Shawnee B. Clanton, 21 of Rockford, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in front of the Honorable Judge John Lowry, according to a news release from Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato.
October 28 2014
Court date this week for accused murderer
The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother, and killing his high school classmate, is due back in court Thursday.  ROCKFORD — The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother and killing his high school classmate is due back in court Thursday as prosecutors in northern Illinois move closer to trial in the double-murder case. read more
October 01 2014
Man sentenced to 55 years on murder charges
Rockford, Illinois
Lorenzo Kent, Jr., was sentenced to 55 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in the May 2013 shooting death of Donmarquis Jackson.
September 01 2014
Rockford man pleads guilty to murder charge
Joe Michael Boose pleaded guilty to a second degree murder charge related to the May 2013 shooting death of Katelynn Gourley.
August 29 2014
UPDATE: Investigation Reveals Police did Not Cause Deadly Car Crash
UPDATE (8/14/14):  According to an Illinois State Police Lieutenant, an investigation into the crash found no evidence that the squad cars had any contact with Drakaar Malone's vehicle There is a warrant out for Malone, who was paralyzed from the crash. We'll keep you updated as we learn more on this developing story. Rockford - Drakaar Malone lays in a bed at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore with ...
August 17 2014
Rockford man suspected of two murders caught in Wis.
South Beloit, illinois
Authorities in Wisconsin have arrested a Rockford man suspected of beating his friend to death and then killing a woman at a rest stop.
July 29 2014
Circuit preparing application to allow cameras in court
Rockford, Illinois
Sangamon and the five other counties that make up the 7th Judicial Circuit are progressing toward joining 40 other Illinois counties in allowing cameras in their courtrooms."We're getting ready to submit our application to supreme court, then it has to be approved by the court," said Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt. "We're making progress."He said he expects the application to be ...
July 25 2014
UPDATE: Joint News Conference to be Held by Winnebago/Lee Co. Prosecutors
ROCKFORD (July 22nd) --  Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato and Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller have scheduled a joint Press Conference for 11:30am on Tuesday, July 22nd.  Although no topic was announced, the presumed reason is to discuss the prosecution of Terence Doddy for murders in both Winnebago and Lee Counties. Doddy has already been indicted and pleaded 'not ...
July 24 2014
Rockford man faces Lee County murder charge
ROCKFORD – A man already facing a first-degree murder charge for a Rockford killing now faces a murder charge in a Lee County death as well. Terence Doddy was arrested July 4 after crashing a stolen car into a tree near Beloit, Wisconsin.
July 24 2014
Doddy faces new homicide charges
Rockford, Illinois
ROCKFORD — State’s attorneys offices from Lee and Winnebago counties will work together as they prosecute Terence Doddy in a pair of murder trials.
July 23 2014
UPDATE: Winnebago/Lee Counties To Try Doddy Together, More Details Released in Bargman Murder
ROCKFORD (11:54am): Doddy is charged with 16 counts of homicide, concealing a death, and theft in Lee County.  It stems from the killing of Tonya Bargman at a rest stop along I-39 in Paw Paw.  Both Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato and Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller say their offices will work together and try Doddy at the same time.  Bruscato says it's the first time ...
July 23 2014
UPDATE: Doddy Facing More Charges
Rockford, Illinois
The man accused of murdering his best friend has now officially been charged with killing an innocent woman.
July 23 2014
Reputed mobster allegedly tossed woman down stairs 3 times: affidavit
Rockford, Illinois
A reputed Chicago mobster allegedly tossed an elderly woman down a set of stairs three times — killing her — after he conned her into signing over her property to him, according to an informant in a racketeering case unveiled over the weekend. Robert “Bobby” Panozzo Sr., 54, is charged with four other defendants in Cook County Criminal Court. They were allegedly part of an Outfit-connected crew ...
July 23 2014
Murder charges filed in death of Monticello woman
Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along Interstate 39. Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along ...
July 22 2014
Dead Body Found Inside QVSM Call Center in Rockford
ROCKFORD- A violent weekend in Rockford gives way to another gruesome discovery Monday morning, what started as a fire call to a business on North Alpine Rd. ended as a murder scene Firefighters were first on scene battling what they thought was a normal fire, but when crews went inside, they found a dead body. Police are withholding the victim's name pending notification of his family, and no ...
July 20 2014
A Nationwide Manhunt is Underway for Terence Doddy
UPDATE (7/2/14) - Investigators in Illinois have issued an alert nationwide looking for Terence Doddy, wanted for murder and aggravated battery. Police believe Doddy is driving a 2013 Gray Nissan Altima 4S with Illinois license plates BARGMN2. Authorities have issued a one-million-one-hundred-dollar bond for his arrest in connection to both murders. ROCKFORD- A violent weekend in Rockford gives ...
July 20 2014
UPDATE: Doddy Pleads Not Guilty to 15 Counts
ROCKFORD -- Terence Doddy has pleaded 'not guilty' to 15 criminal counts in Winnebago County Court.  They include: 11 counts-1st degree murder 1 count-Robbery 1 count-Possession of a stolen motor vehicle 1 count-Possession of another person's credit card 1 count-Concealment of homicidal death According to the criminal complaint (see above) on the murder charges, Doddy struck and then stabbed ...
July 20 2014
Rest-stop slaying suspect now charged in earlier death
Terence P. Doddy, 36, was indicted Friday for the murder of a high school classmate on June 30. ROCKFORD — A man suspected of killing a Monticello mother at a rest stop on July 1 has been indicted for the murder of a high school classmate two days earlier. read more
July 19 2014
UPDATE: Man catches dramatic Beloit pursuit on tape
Authorities have a Rockford murder suspect in custody after an alleged police chase throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Beloit man catches chase on cell phone.
July 17 2014
Doddy waives extradition
Alleged killer Terence Doddy listens to Judge John Murphy in the Rock County Courthouse during Tuesday's extradition hearing. Doddy represented himself and agreed to return to Rockford, Illinois where he faces three counts of first-degree murder in relation to the murder of Todd Hansmeier.
July 17 2014
Interstate murder suspect in custody, police say
Winnebago, wisconsin
The Beloit Police Department confirmed Terence Doddy, a suspect in two murder cases, was taken into custody Friday morning. Doddy, 36, of Rockford, is a suspect in the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44, of Monticello, Illinois, and Todd Hansmeier, 37. Doddy was first spotted in Rockton, Illinois, by a Rockton police sergeant Friday morning. The sergeant spotted the stolen 2013 gray Nissan Doddy was ...
July 14 2014
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