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Rockford church hosts free Memorial Day concert

If you're looking for something fun for the family this Memorial Day weekend, stop on out to the Memorial Day weekend concert. 

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Woman takes plea deal in Dixon child death case

A Dixon woman pleads guilty to one felony count of aggravated battery of a child after the death of her 7-year-old stepson nearly ten years ago.

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92 year-old man provides thousands American flags for Veteran's graves

Lee Harstfield has been raising money to donate American flags for Veteran's graves for 35 years. 

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Rockford Fire battles vacant building fire

A vacant building along South Main Street catches fire in Rockford, Saturday morning.  

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Man sentenced to 65 years for sexually abusing child

A Rockford man will spend 65 years in jail for sexually assaulting a child.

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Cardiac arrest survivors thank Rockford Fire, bystanders for saving their lives Video included

It's all part of the job, that's what some EMS, EMT and paramedics might tell you after saving a life. But today, eight cardiac arrest survivors wanted to make sure those first responders know how much they are appreciated. 

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Early childhood development program will expand in the fall Video included

A 12-week early child development pilot program ends Friday but it will be expanded in the fall.

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Cooling centers opening in stateline with higher temperatures forecasted

Those looking for relief from the heat have several options to choose from in the area. 

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City of Rochelle sees more development opportunities in the near future Video included

The city was recently deemed an Opportunity Zone by Governor Bruce Rauner and the state. 

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Chance for thunderstorms to close out the work week

The next round of thunderstorms for the Stateline could come through as early as Friday afternoon. Isolated strong thunderstorms are possible.

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Boylan High School seniors celebrate graduation

Friday is graduation day for seniors at Boylan High School. 

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Young at Heart Festival kicks off Friday Video included

Four days of fun kicks off Friday evening during the annual Young at Heart Festival in Loves Park. 

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Chicago police crack down on gangs ahead of holiday weekend

Chicago police say they've arrested dozens of suspected gang members and others on weapons, drugs and other charges in a series of raids that took place ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Man arrested in Rock County for entering country illegally

The Department of Justice says a man has been arrested in Rock County for entering the country illegally. 

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Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments.

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Police say male student shot teacher and student

Authorities in Indiana say the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis middle school is a male student and the victims are a teacher and another student.

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Illinois House considers using marijuana to fight opioids

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state's opioid crisis.

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Illinois mother speaks out on reporting son to police

Marshanice Mackey was worried her 18-year-old son, Derek Burton, took her gun to target students at his former high school. 

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  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:14:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...
    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.More >>
    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.More >>
  • US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

    US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:14:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Gulfport, Miss., residents shovel sand into bags at a Harrison County Road Department sand bagging location, while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its way through the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday, May 26, 2018. ...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Gulfport, Miss., residents shovel sand into bags at a Harrison County Road Department sand bagging location, while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its way through the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday, May 26, 2018. ...
    Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto The slow-moving system is expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over...More >>
    Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto The slow-moving system is expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.More >>
  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:06:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...
    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.More >>
    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.More >>
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