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Man hit and killed on East State Street in Rockford Tuesday identified

A man from Indianapolis, Indiana has died after being hit by a car on East State Street in Rockford, according to Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz.

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Job fair in Belvidere Wednesday

A hiring event is being hosted in Belvidere Wednesday. The job fair is being held at the Community Building Complex at 111 West 1st Street in Belvidere.  The event goes from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday.  

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IL gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy talks violent crime in Rockford Video included

Illinois' violent crime problem has become a major focus of Chris Kennedy's campaign for governor. The Democrat stopped by the 13 WREX studio Tuesday. He talked about his plan to curb violent crime throughout the state and here in Rockford.

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Three suspects arrested in connection with Sycamore armed robbery

UPDATE 12 p.m. - Sycamore say a third suspect has been arrested in connection with this armed robbery. 

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Fire caused thousands of dollars of damage to home owned by church

Firefighters say a vacant home owned by a church was damaged after a fire Tuesday night.  

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Garage, duplex heavily damaged by fire

The Rockford Fire Department is investigating a fire that spread from a garage to a duplex overnight, causing nearly $70,000 in damage.  

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Illinois State Police getting ready for Speed Awareness Day

Illinois State Police are marking Illinois Speed Awareness Day on Wednesday through education and enforcement efforts. State Police officials say speed was the reason for more than 34 percent of traffic fatalities during 2015. That's 369 deaths for the year or about one fatality every day. Illinois State Police say the goal is to reduce speeding and increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Last year during the state's speed awareness day police issued more than 2,200 w... More>>

Illinois lawmakers head to Capitol in school funding fight

Illinois legislators are headed to the Capitol for a special session on school funding called by Gov. Bruce Rauner More>>

Robotics competition this weekend for local students

Local robotics teams are gearing up for competition this weekend. The teams hosted a media vs media competition to highlight the 5th Annual Rock River Off-season competition.

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Easteseals Academy moves to Machesney Park

A school that helps students with disabilities become more independent has a new building and is already looking to expand. Easterseals Academy held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new facility in Machesney Park.

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RVC trustees pass tentative budget for 2018

The fiscal year 2018 budget includes money for employee salaries, operating costs as well as capital projects.  

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Foster parents needed in Rockford

Rockford has a big need for foster parents. Children's Home and Aid says there are 30 foster kids at it's organization alone that need a place to call home.

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Rockford Children's Home + Aid seeks foster parents Video included

Illinois' violent crime problem has become a major focus of Chris Kennedy's campaign for governor. 

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Rockford still considering Spring Creek bike path Video included

For two years, there's been a push to get a bike path that connects the city's downtown to Rockford's east side. While the city says you probably won't see a new path on Spring Creek Road this year that doesn't mean the idea is getting scrapped.

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Freeport Floods: Storm is over, but cleanup is just beginning Video included

In Freeport, one of the hardest hit areas the city is putting in extra elbow grease to begin the cleanup.  Since Friday night, Freeport City Manager Lowell Crow says his agencies have worked more than 800 overtime hours. 

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Haskell Elementary adding some art to their STEM education

A Rockford school that has focused on STEM academies is now switching to what they are calling "STREM" academies.  

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