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Freeman journal
Opa Gelder’s renewed rocking chairWhen I moved back to my home county last year the chair came along. It had been
Opa Gelder’s renewed rocking chair
Freeman journal / Posted 37 minutes ago
When I moved back to my home county last year the chair came along. It had been Opa (Grandpa) Gelder's and it was the only material thing I own that connects me to him. I put the old rocking chair in my home office last year. Late in the year my... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Safer car seats for children in Rockford"I have a two year old and her life matters to me," said Rockford mother Tyechi
Safer car seats for children in Rockford
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 hours ago
"I have a two year old and her life matters to me," said Rockford mother Tyechia Blake. Blake is one of a handful of parents that received valuable knowledge at an event this weekend. She said she never felt certain she was installing her child's... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOBeloit police say alleged drunk driver hit & killed bicyclistBeloit police say
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
Beloit police say alleged drunk driver hit & killed bicyclistBeloit police say alleged drunk driver hit & killed bicyclist A 29-year-old Clinton man is facing charges after police say he hit a bicyclist with his car.More >> A 29-year-old Clinton... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
People in Rockford gather to remember loved ones who died of drug overdoseBarry Capriola lost his brother to a drug overdose four years ago. And today in
People in Rockford gather to remember loved ones who died of drug overdose
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
Barry Capriola lost his brother to a drug overdose four years ago. And today in Rockford, Barry, along with about 100 other people, gathered to remember their loved ones who've passed. "It's a time for me to have another conversation with him and to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockton school holds Ice Bucket Challenge for teacherRockton school holds Ice B
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
Rockton school holds Ice Bucket Challenge for teacherRockton school holds Ice Bucket Challenge for teacher The Ice Bucket Challenge is in full swing at one Rockton school, as students pull together for a beloved teacher.Hundreds of students at... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
U of I College of Medicine receives lung cancer grantThe University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford has been awarded a $
U of I College of Medicine receives lung cancer grant
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford has been awarded a $50,000 grant. In Winnebago County, 189 people died out of 250 lung cancer patients in 2013. Doctors says the high mortality rate is likely due to late clinical... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOIllinois law aims to prevent multiple concussions in childrenIllinois law aims
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
Illinois law aims to prevent multiple concussions in childrenIllinois law aims to prevent multiple concussions in children A new Illinois law passed aims to prevent students from suffering multiple concussions and now Rockford Public Schools formed... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEONew State Laws Prevent Repeat DUI OffendersNew State Laws Prevent Repeat DUI Of
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
New State Laws Prevent Repeat DUI OffendersNew State Laws Prevent Repeat DUI Offenders A new law and a new device are in place to help prevent repeat drunk drivers.More >> A new law and a new device are in place to help prevent repeat drunk... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Officials praise new amnesty law for underage drinkers who call 911It's like the state's Good Samaritan law, which offers amnesty to drug users in
Officials praise new amnesty law for underage drinkers who call 911
SaukValley.com / Posted 2 days ago
It's like the state's Good Samaritan law, which offers amnesty to drug users in the event of a medical emergency. But this one, signed Monday by the Republican governor, applies to underage drinking parties. Under the new law, if an underage drinker... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Police reports for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015Sara J. Sisson, 39, of Sterling; 7:42 a.m. Thursday at East Fifth Street and 13
Police reports for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
SaukValley.com / Posted 2 days ago
Sara J. Sisson, 39, of Sterling; 7:42 a.m. Thursday at East Fifth Street and 13th Avenue; driving while license suspended; given notice to appear in court. Elisha E. Eads, 31, of Milledgeville; 10:09 p.m. Thursday at Locust and East 15th streets... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Champaign County's newest judge sworn inURBANA — Ronald Holliman said when his daughter was 5 years old she announced t
Champaign County's newest judge sworn in
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
URBANA — Ronald Holliman said when his daughter was 5 years old she announced to him that she was going to be a lawyer. "She's got tunnel vision. When she sets her mind on something, that's all she sees," Holliman said of his youngest daughter, who... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEO2 in custody after burglary at Rockford temple2 in custody after burglary at Ro
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
2 in custody after burglary at Rockford temple2 in custody after burglary at Rockford temple Two men are in custody after a burglary at the Promise of Life Temple.More >> Two men are in custody after a burglary at the Promise of Life Temple.More... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockford Police investigating burglary at Promise of Life TempleRockford Police
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
Rockford Police investigating burglary at Promise of Life TempleRockford Police investigating burglary at Promise of Life Temple Rockford Police officers responded to the Promise of Life Temple at 714 3rd Street on a possible burglary in... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois bill aims to remove racial profiling within police departmentsIt was over five years ago that Mark Barmore was gunned down by Rockford police
Illinois bill aims to remove racial profiling within police departments
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 3 days ago
It was over five years ago that Mark Barmore was gunned down by Rockford police officers. His death helped ignite the conversation over the sometimes difficult relationship between area police and minorities. "It's a lot better in Rockford then it... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOWinnebago County State's Attorney calls May 15th police shooting "suicide by co
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 3 days ago
Winnebago County State's Attorney calls May 15th police shooting "suicide by cop"Winnebago County State's Attorney calls May 15th police shooting "suicide by cop" The Winnebago County State's Attorney calls a suspect killed by a Rockford Police... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County State's Attorney calls May 15th police shooting "suicide by cop"The Winnebago County State's Attorney calls a suspect killed by a Rockford Poli
Winnebago County State's Attorney calls May 15th police shooting "suicide by cop"
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 3 days ago
The Winnebago County State's Attorney calls a suspect killed by a Rockford Police Officer "suicide by cop." A grand jury just cleared the officer who fired the deadly shot. Rockford Police Officer John Cesara had been on paid administrative leave... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
State's Attorney: Officer cleared of wrong-doing in May 15 shootingWinnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato held a press conference on Aug.
State's Attorney: Officer cleared of wrong-doing in May 15 shooting
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 3 days ago
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato held a press conference on Aug. 27 regarding the officer-involved shooting on May 15. The Winnebago/Boone County Integrity Task Force investigated the shooting death of Mark Farrar by police. Both the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Union organizes rally in support of Winnebago SheriffA rally will be held on August 27th in support of Sheriff Gary Caruana's propos
Union organizes rally in support of Winnebago Sheriff
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 4 days ago
A rally will be held on August 27th in support of Sheriff Gary Caruana's proposal to increase staffing at the Winnebago Criminal Justice Center. Members of AFSCME Local 473 will demonstrate outside the justice center at 5:30 p.m. The union works... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Major developer on Rockford crime: 'I've never felt so unsafe'A community meeting Tuesday night with Rockford's top law enforcement officials
Major developer on Rockford crime: 'I've never felt so unsafe'
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
A community meeting Tuesday night with Rockford's top law enforcement officials was designed to be a Q & A session with residents on how to make the city's violent crime problem better. But it turned into a confessional, as one by one, people... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
New owner wants to open new restaurant at Loves Park site with violent pastA former Loves Park restaurant and nightclub known for violence could get new l
New owner wants to open new restaurant at Loves Park site with violent past
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
A former Loves Park restaurant and nightclub known for violence could get new life. A place on Forest Hills Lane used to be called Gia's Live Music Club but it now has a new owner and a new name. James Douglas wants to open James Place. He says it... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
90 people arrested in weekend crime detailIf you saw any police activity in Winnebago County this past weekend, it might'
90 people arrested in weekend crime detail
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
If you saw any police activity in Winnebago County this past weekend, it might've been part of a larger crackdown. Authorities wanted to give extra attention to problems like gangs, drugs and violence across the county. But, that also meant working... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOCourt delays Blagojevich's sentencing requestCourt delays Blagojevich's sentenc
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
Court delays Blagojevich's sentencing requestCourt delays Blagojevich's sentencing request Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is facing another legal setback.More >> Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is facing another legal setback.More >> Library... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Marengo man killed in crash remembered as loving father, kind husbandHis kindness was part of what kept them together for 43 years, Judy Meyerhoff s
Marengo man killed in crash remembered as loving father, kind husband
Northwest Herald / Posted 6 days ago
His kindness was part of what kept them together for 43 years, Judy Meyerhoff said. It's also what she thought of while remembering Michael Meyerhoff in the days after he died in a rollover crash about a mile from his Marengo home. “He let me know... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Man dies after rollover crash in unincorporated MarengoThe McHenry County Sheriff's Office says that a 65-year-old Marengo man was pro
Man dies after rollover crash in unincorporated Marengo
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office says that a 65-year-old Marengo man was pronounced dead at St. Anthony's in Rockford after his vehicle crashed in the 7000 block of Maple Street in unincorporated Marengo. Officers' preliminary investigations say... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEODow Jones industrial average plunges 1,000 points minutes after openingDow Jone
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
Dow Jones industrial average plunges 1,000 points minutes after openingDow Jones industrial average plunges 1,000 points minutes after opening NBC reports that within minutes of being open, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,000 points. More... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockford City Council could ask main library to move, board wants to stay putRo
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
Rockford City Council could ask main library to move, board wants to stay putRockford City Council could ask main library to move, board wants to stay put Where should Rockford's main public library go next? That's a question up for discussion in a... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOLocal Habitat for Humanity dedicating four homes to round out the monthLocal Ha
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
Local Habitat for Humanity dedicating four homes to round out the monthLocal Habitat for Humanity dedicating four homes to round out the month Habitat for Humanity is keeping busy these last couple weekends of August, giving four local families... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOWinn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's deathWinn. Co. detectives investiga
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
Winn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's deathWinn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's death An inmate in the Winnebago County jail dies after what police call a suicide attempt.More >> An inmate in the Winnebago County jail dies after what... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Driver hospitalized after truck & car collide in WinnebagoOne person is taken to the hospital after a rollover in Winnebago. Winnebago C
Driver hospitalized after truck & car collide in Winnebago
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 8 days ago
One person is taken to the hospital after a rollover in Winnebago. Winnebago County Sheriff's investigators say a Porsche stopped at a stop sign on Westfield Road going north. The driver allegedly drove into the intersection on Montague Road right... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's deathAn inmate in the Winnebago County jail dies after what police call a suicide at
Winn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's death
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 8 days ago
An inmate in the Winnebago County jail dies after what police call a suicide attempt. Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, investigators say Winnebago County Corrections officers found a male inmate unresponsive. Officers tried to give the inmate medical... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOWinn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's deathWinn. Co. detectives investiga
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 8 days ago
Winn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's deathWinn. Co. detectives investigating inmate's death An inmate in the Winnebago County jail dies after what police call a suicide attempt.More >> An inmate in the Winnebago County jail dies after what... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOSuspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriffS
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Suspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriffSuspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriff Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said a driver fleeing a deputy crashed into a utility... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Area police departments work to add body camerasThe dust is still being brushed off but soon every officer in Freeport will hav
Area police departments work to add body cameras
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
The dust is still being brushed off but soon every officer in Freeport will have a camera. "We have gotten them out, charged them up and they actually do quite well," says Freeport Police Chief Todd Barkalow. Freeport actually got the cameras 5... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Marengo man dies in rollover crash FridayMichael Meyerhoff was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck south on Maple Stre
Marengo man dies in rollover crash Friday
Northwest Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Michael Meyerhoff was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck south on Maple Street when he swerved into the east ditch and swerved back onto the road before the truck rolled into the east ditch, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Suspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriffWinnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said a driver fleeing a deputy crashed in
Suspect flees officer, crashes during criminal task force effort, says sheriff
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said a driver fleeing a deputy crashed into a utility pole during a violent crimes task force enforcement effort on the city's south east side. It happened Friday night at the intersection of Kishwaukee and... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockford Park District wraps up Learn to Skate CampRockford Park District wraps
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Rockford Park District wraps up Learn to Skate CampRockford Park District wraps up Learn to Skate Camp Some local kids stayed cool during their last week of summer vacation. The Rockford Park District just finish its "Last change to Learn to Skate... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOFeds Investigate Non-Inflation of Air Bags in Some Older Honda AccordsFeds Inve
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Feds Investigate Non-Inflation of Air Bags in Some Older Honda AccordsFeds Investigate Non-Inflation of Air Bags in Some Older Honda Accords U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that air bags on some older Honda Accords may not... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOSingle vehicle crash causes extensive damage to Rockford Township Highway Offic
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Single vehicle crash causes extensive damage to Rockford Township Highway OfficeSingle vehicle crash causes extensive damage to Rockford Township Highway Office The Rockford Township Highway Office is assessing the extensive damage done early this... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Single vehicle crash causes extensive damage to Rockford Township Highway OfficeThe Rockford Township Highway Office is assessing the extensive damage done ear
Single vehicle crash causes extensive damage to Rockford Township Highway Office
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
The Rockford Township Highway Office is assessing the extensive damage done early this morning after a single vehicle broke through a fence, destroyed a bucket truck and slammed into a wall. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says neighbors... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOHigh school football previews set for August on WREXHigh school football previe
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
High school football previews set for August on WREXHigh school football previews set for August on WREX Are you ready for some football? We are only a few weeks away from the opening night of high school football and the 13 Sports Authority will be... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challengeThe Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1E8alkI ) Winnebago County Ju
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challenge
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 days ago
The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1E8alkI ) Winnebago County Judge John Truitt ruled on Thursday that Rockford police detectives didn't violate laws when they entered a home where suspect Calvin L. Carter III had lived. The judge... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challengeEvidence in the case against a Rockford man charged with killing four people, i
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challenge
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Evidence in the case against a Rockford man charged with killing four people, including two children, has survived a legal challenge from defense attorneys who alleged it was seized illegally. The Rockford Register Star reports Winnebago County... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challengeROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Evidence in the case against a Rockford man charged with
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challenge
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Evidence in the case against a Rockford man charged with killing four people, including two children, has survived a legal challenge from defense attorneys who alleged it was seized illegally. The Rockford Register Star reports... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challengeROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Evidence in the case against a Rockford man charged with
Evidence in Rockford slaying of 4 survives legal challenge
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 9 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Evidence in the case against a Rockford man charged with killing four people, including two children, has survived a legal challenge from defense attorneys who alleged it was seized illegally. The Rockford Register Star reports... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Together Rockford group meets after HUD meetingElected officials and members of the media were the only people invited to HUD
Together Rockford group meets after HUD meeting
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 days ago
Elected officials and members of the media were the only people invited to HUD meeting so members of the Together Rockford group were not only eager to find out what they missed but also share some of their thoughts on affordable housing. "We tried... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOHUD officials tell Rockford leaders controversial letter was warning, not threa
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 days ago
HUD officials tell Rockford leaders controversial letter was warning, not threatHUD officials tell Rockford leaders controversial letter was warning, not threat Federal HUD officials come to Rockford to lay out exactly why they sent a controversial... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOALS researchers make breakthrough thanks to Ice Bucket ChallengeALS researchers
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 days ago
ALS researchers make breakthrough thanks to Ice Bucket ChallengeALS researchers make breakthrough thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge Researchers say last year's Ice Bucket Challenge has helped spur an important breakthrough in research of the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County Sheriff's deploy K-9 unit to search for suspectThe Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says officers smelled cannabis during a t
Winnebago County Sheriff's deploy K-9 unit to search for suspect
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 days ago
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says officers smelled cannabis during a traffic stop which caused the driver of the vehicle to run. The traffic stop was near Highway 251 and Copper Drive. Sheriff's deputies deployed a K-9 unit to search for... Read more
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The Fairmont Sentinel
Nella Ingaborg HalvorsonBLUE EARTH - , age 99, a longtime resident of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, Aug. 18
Nella Ingaborg Halvorson
The Fairmont Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
BLUE EARTH - , age 99, a longtime resident of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at St. Luke's Chapel in... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOSenate overrides IL governor's labor negotiations vetoSenate overrides IL gover
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 11 days ago
Senate overrides IL governor's labor negotiations vetoSenate overrides IL governor's labor negotiations veto The Illinois Senate overrides one of Governor Bruce Rauner's vetoes.More >> The Illinois Senate overrides one of Governor Bruce Rauner's... Read more
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