Court battle ends with Supreme Court denial

THIS IS IT—all the court presence northern Kent County has in this half of the district. This office is available four hours a month and is only for small claims. The City of Rockford will consider in the coming months what public use will be made of the rest of the building which used to be the Rockford courthouse.

A long fight to keep a full service courthouse in Rockford has ended with a denial to hear the case by the Michigan Supreme Court. With one justice, Elizabeth Weaver dissenting, the seven member court denied considering the case, citing “We are not persuaded that the questions presented should be reviewed by this Court.” The […]

Rockford man faces charges on alleged abduction

by RANDY R. COTTON A preliminary hearing in the case of People vs. Andrew Chezlek took place Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the 63rd District Court of Rockford before Judge Steven Servaas. The 22-year-old Rockford resident was initially charged and arraigned on charges of kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, criminal sexual conduct in the second degree and felony […]