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Rockford Promise awards 10 scholarships to graduating seniors Video included

Some of this year's Rockford Promise scholarships were handed out at Rock Valley College. 

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Illinois soldier one of two killed in Afghanistan

Josh Rodgers Josh Rodgers

A central Illinois man was one of two Americans killed in Afghanistan Wednesday.  

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KFACT takes field trip to hospital for eye-opening look at medical field Video included

 KFACT, or Keeping Families and Communities Together, is a youth mentoring and development program for girls.

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Local educators receive statewide recognition Video included

Twenty-five educators were recently recognized by the state of Illinois and two of them are from right here in the Stateline.

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ONLY ON 13: Stateline area narcotics units team up for war on drugs Video included

Police say it's all connected... drugs, gangs and violent crime.  And for the first time in decades, Stateline authorities say they're tackling the problem by combining forces under one roof to form a regional drug enforcement team.

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Body of missing girl found in Illinois home filled with "squatters"

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 1 1/2-year-old girl who was reported missing from a northern Illinois community has been found inside a home. 

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Rauner-Madigan budget meeting prompts encouraging statements

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan met briefly to discuss what has been a two-year budget stalemate. More>>

Stateline doctor sentenced to 9 years on Medicare fraud case

Charles DeHaan Charles DeHaan

A suspended Rockford doctor will spend nearly a decade in prison and pay millions in restitution in a federal health care fraud case.  

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Arrest made after shooting on Revell Wed. night

Greg Weaver Greg Weaver

Rockford Police are investigating after a shooting incident Wednesday night.  

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Judge denies Todd Smith's request to have sentence reconsidered

A Machesney Park man convicted of killing his wife will not have his sentence reconsidered. 

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Wis. dog recovering after ingesting hot dogs stuffed with nails Video included

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (WREX) -- A 3-year-old Yorkie-mix from Wisconsin is lucky to be alive after eating hot dogs which were stuffed with nails. 

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Teacher of the Week: Nancy Vodick-Mapes Video included

At Maria Montessori School in Rockford, walking down the halls is a familiar place for Nancy Vodick- Mapes. It's a place she has known since she was just a kid.  

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Big name in racing visits Rockford Video included

A big name in the racing world stopped by Rockford for a business' grand opening.

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Little Black Dress initiative raises awareness about poverty in Rockford area Video included

Ask me about my dress. A group in Rockford is using those five words to spark a conversation about the impact of generational poverty in our area.

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Loved ones of local homicide victims unite for special memorial service Video included

Strangers united by the experiences of tragedy came together Wednesday night for the 12th annual Carol McFaggen Homicide Victim Memorial Service.  An event Donald Wright is all too familiar with.  "We all can feel each other's hurt and pain," says Wright.  Donald's son Brandon was shot and killed five years ago.  A case that finally closed just weeks ago.  "It goes on and on.  Even though he goes to jail the pain is going to be ther... More>>

Funding falls short to replace aging para-transit vehicles in Stateline Video included

Each year, Rockford Mass Transit replaces some of its oldest vehicles. But this year, it says the money just isn't there to get it all done. 

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