The Rock River Times is a weekly newspaper based in Rockford, Illinois. The Rock River Times has a circulation of 22,000 free newspapers in the Rockford, Illinois, metropolitan area by Third Class mail and through more than 2,035 commercial outlets. The weekly newspaper, distributed every Wednesday, has been in publication since 1987 and strives to be “The Voice of the Community,” representing all viewpoints. Daily news postings are made to the website at .


The Rock River Times is distributed every Wednesday in Illinois to Belvidere, Byron, Cherry Valley, DeKalb, Durand, Freeport, Loves Park, New Milford, Oregon, Pecatonica, Polo, Rockford, Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit, Machesney Park, Stillman Valley and Winnebago, and in Wisconsin to Beloit.


The Rock River Times weekly section topics include local and national news, sports news, business news, classified advertisements, and arts & entertainment news. The Rock River Times also features local commentary and letters to editor on wide variety of topics and local residents are encouraged to contribute content.

Additional weekly topics include: book reviews, theater reviews, music calendar, theater calendar, renewable energy, outdoor living, and health & fitness.

Daily news postings are made to: .

Professional Affiliations

The Rock River Times is a member of the: Better Business Bureau, Circulation Verification Council, Alternative Weekly Network, Midwest Free Community Papers, National Advertising Network and Illinois Press Association.


The Rock River Times
128 N. Church St.
Rockford, IL 61101