Robert M. Cox of Machesney Park

On Saturday, May 13, at 7:12 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Village Inn Motel at 7820 North Second St. in Machesney Park for a fire. Deputies discovered that Room 18 was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. North Park Department with the assistance of Rockford, Rockton, Harlem/Roscoe, New Milford, Beloit, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, and Winn-Burr-Sew Fire Depts. Extinguished the fire.
Several rooms were damaged by the smoke and flames before the fire was extinguished. The Illinois State Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate.
Deputies located the renter of Room 18 walking
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