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Rauner signs gun order of protection, waiting period laws

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others.

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Rockford Fire responds to fire on Thomas Parkway

A car malfunction causes a house fire over the weekend in Rockford. 

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Child Killed in early morning fire in Rockford

Rockford Fire is investigating the cause of a fire that killed a child early this morning. 

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Zion Lutheran holds community prayer after church was vandalized on Tuesday

A Belvidere church came together this Sunday to show it will not stand for hate in its community. 

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Vacant house catches fire on Bildahl Street

Rockford Fire Department says the fire started just before 1 o'clock in the morning on the second story of a home located in the 2800 block of Bildahl Street. 

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Leaf River Fire raises money for family of fallen Sun Prairie firefighter

Fire departments here in the Stateline are keeping fallen Sun Prairie firefighter Cory Barr in their thoughts this weekend. Some even raising money to help Barr's family, after the tragedy. 

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Winnebago Buy Local hosts ice cream social on Sunday

Enjoy a sundae this Sunday at the Sixth Annual Totally Local Ice Cream Social.  

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UPDATE: Victim named in deadly Loves Park crash

At least one person is killed in a crash in Loves Park, Saturday night.  

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UPDATE: Rockton home destroyed in large blaze

UPDATE:  More than a dozen fire departments helped put out a large house fire on West Rockton Road, Saturday evening. 

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YouthBuild accepting applications for November

Applications are open for the next YouthBuild class in Rockford. 

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Funnel clouds spotted Sunday evening

The National Weather Service offices in Chicago, IL., Quad Cities, IA., and Des Moines, IA. received multiple reports of funnel clouds forming Sunday evening.

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  • Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

    Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:05:52 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:07:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). A fire transport drives along Highway 140, one of the entrances to Yosemite National Park, on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. The road remains closed as crews battle a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yose...(AP Photo/Noah Berger). A fire transport drives along Highway 140, one of the entrances to Yosemite National Park, on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. The road remains closed as crews battle a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yose...
    A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants.More >>
    A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants.More >>
  • Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:09:01 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:07:27 GMT
    Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation.More >>
    Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation.More >>
  • Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

    Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:27:43 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:07:24 GMT
    (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP). In this Wednesday July 11, 2018 photo, Luna, a seven-week-old white African lion cub, makes her public debut at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler, Texas. Luna will go on display twice a day at 10 a....(Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP). In this Wednesday July 11, 2018 photo, Luna, a seven-week-old white African lion cub, makes her public debut at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler, Texas. Luna will go on display twice a day at 10 a....
    A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.More >>
    A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.More >>
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