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Former insurance executive sentenced to prison for mail fraud

A former Rockford insurance executive will spend the next four years in prison for mail fraud.

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Mosquito pool in Ogle County tests positive for West Nile virus

A mosquito pool in Ogle county tests positive for the West Nile virus, the first positive test in the county this year.

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Freeport School District still has several positions to fill before school starts Video included

A week from today, the first school bell for the 2019 school year will ring in Freeport. But, there are still several jobs that still need to be filled. 

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Rockford Police give away 400 backpacks to kids

The Rockford Police Department and Bear Family McDonald's handed out hundreds of backpacks Wednesday as part of the 815 Day celebration.  

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Girl Scout celebrated for helping Winnebago Co. K-9 Unit

The Winnebago Co. K-9 Unit celebrated Natalie Lyman after she raised enough money to buy critical supplies for K-9 officers. 

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SwedishAmerican celebrates baby born on '815 Day' Video included

One family has a big reason to celebrate Rockford Day!  

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Inside Look: 13 WREX gets tour of new Cherry Valley Elementary School Video included

School is almost back in session and some kids in the area will go to a brand new facility this year. 

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Mayor proclaims Aug. 15 as Rockford Day Video included

It's Aug. 15, which means Rockford Day! Mayor Tom McNamara proclaimed Rockford day at Mary's Market Wednesday morning.

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Man wanted after domestic violence incident Video included

Law enforcement across the area is searching for a man wanted after a violent domestic incident early Wednesday morning. 

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7 Rockford residents charged with fraud, money laundering Video included

Seven Rockford residents face federal wire fraud, food stamp fraud and money laundering charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  

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Three people arrested after a home invasion in Rockford

Christopher Walker (right), Rosie Blackshire-Walker (left) Christopher Walker (right), Rosie Blackshire-Walker (left)

Rockford Police say three people are arrested after a home invasion late Tuesday night. 

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EpiPen shortage is worse this year than most Video included

EpiPens are low in stock because of a manufacturing issue and an increase in prescriptions. 

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Police release composite photos of suspect related to 2016 double homicide Video included

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has released composite photos of a suspect in connection a double homicide in 2016. 

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  • Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

    Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:56:04 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:53:04 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP). Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 201...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP). Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 201...
    Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career.More >>
    Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career.More >>
  • Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

    Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:50:25 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:52:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, at podium, speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abu...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, at podium, speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abu...
    A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children...More >>
    A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children over the years.More >>
  • Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

    Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:08:13 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:52:03 GMT
    (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File). FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, second from left, retiring bishop of Erie, Pa., prays and lays his hands on the head of Monsignor Lawrence T. Persico, kneeling...(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File). FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, second from left, retiring bishop of Erie, Pa., prays and lays his hands on the head of Monsignor Lawrence T. Persico, kneeling...
    Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst. But in dozens of other...More >>
    Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning.More >>
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