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Grant for Bergstrom Inc. expansion approved by city council

At Monday night's meeting, Rockford city council unanimously approved a grant to help the proposed expansion for Bergstrom Inc. 

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Freeport to break ground on new downtown art plaza Video included

The Freeport Art Museum is leading the charge to bring a new art plaza to downtown Freeport and thanks to an anonymous donation of $500,000 is moving forward with the plan faster than expected.

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Haney calls for 911 supervision debate to end; Biondo fires back Video included

Who should run the Winnebago County 911 center? It depends who you ask. On Monday, Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney said, for now, that topic shouldn't be up for discussion.

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Specialty Screw Corp. breaks ground on multi-million dollar expansion Video included

On Monday, Specialty Screw Corp. started on its multi-million dollar expansion project. 

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Just Breathe 815 holds backpack drive for children Video included

Kids in Rockford get help from a local group as they head back to school on Monday.

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Dick Van Dyke named best actor in Illinois history

He was Rob Petrie, Bert the chimney sweep, and countless other characters. But now, Dick Van Dyke's latest role is top actor in Illinois history, as chosen by voters in the Illinois top 200 project. 

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RPS 205 welcomes students back to school Video included

Teachers and students were welcomed back to school Monday as Rockford Public Schools kicked off another school year. 

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52 shot, 6 killed in violent weekend in Chicago

It was another violent and deadly weekend in Chicago, where nearly 60 people were shot and 6 people were killed. 

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Rockford Police investigate weekend home invasion

The Rockford Police Department is looking for three men accused in a weekend home invasion. 

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Heavy rainfall and isolated tornadoes possible Monday

An unseasonably strong low-pressure system will bring the chance for heavy rainfall, flooding, and isolated tornadoes to the Stateline today. 

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Inspiring 815: Webbs Norman Video included

"It goes back to the summer of 1955." Webbs Norman started with the Rockford Park District as a playground monitor, and worked his way up to executive director, retiring in 2006.  

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Delivery driver robbed in Rockford overnight

The driver told officers that he was making a delivery when he was approached by three suspects who were armed with hand guns. 

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Minor injuries reported after four-vehicle crash in Belvidere

Three cars and a semi truck crashed in Belvidere Sunday evening. 

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  • Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

    Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:08:42 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:51:24 GMT
    Tesla's board of directors may require shake up, corporate governance experts say, noting the lack of authority over the company's recent turmoil.More >>
    Tesla's board of directors may require shake up, corporate governance experts say, noting the lack of authority over the company's recent turmoil.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal

    APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:24:29 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:51:20 GMT
    (Katie Basile/KYUK via AP). In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by KYUK-TV shows a gray whale that was killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed. Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally h...(Katie Basile/KYUK via AP). In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by KYUK-TV shows a gray whale that was killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed. Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally h...
    A U.S. report says indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale after it strayed into a river last year.More >>
    A U.S. report says indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale after it strayed into a river last year.More >>
  • Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

    Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:18:26 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:51:15 GMT
    Michigan's health director will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two men linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area.More >>
    Michigan's health director will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two men linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area.More >>
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