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Death reported at Byron Dragway

A participant at the Byron Dragway died on Saturday, according to a statement on the company's website.

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Schnucks hosts Shop Out Hunger campaign

Saturday may be a big grocery shopping day for some, but one grocery chain is asking you to add a few items to your list.  

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Couple injured in Rockford car crash

Two people are in serious condition after a car crash at the intersection of North Central Ave and Ashland. 

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Suspect stabbed in Rockford home invasion

Rockford Police say two young people under the age of 17 were home alone around 4:30 in the afternoon on Friday when two women forced their way into the home.  

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Police investigate armed robbery at Rockford Family Dollar

A Rockford Family Dollar is robbed on Saturday. Rockford Police say officers responded to the business on North Rockton Ave around 4:30 in the afternoon. 

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Ham Radio operators hold educational field day

Ham radio operators say they will be busy through Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon communicating with other ham organizations throughout the country.

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Mama Cimino passes away, Thursday

Somber news out of Freeport as Mama Cimino of Cimino's Pizza passed away Thursday night after a long  battle with cancer.

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County road projects to stop if state budget doesn't pass Video included

Nearly $4 million of road work is in jeopardy in Winnebago County if lawmakers can't pass a budget by June 30. 

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Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam

Former president Barack Obama will return to the U.S. campaign fray to stump for Democrat Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor's race.

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Project 1013 leads neighborhood cleanup Video included

Mowing your lawn and cleaning up yard waste may be your weekly chores, but for one group it's a chance to clean up the community. 

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10 years for man who took part in marijuana operation that burned Rockford warehouse down

Justin Paglusch Justin Paglusch

A Lake County man will spend the next 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to federal marijuana charges connected to a case that ended with a Rockford warehouse burning down. 

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PHOTOS: Friday is International Olympic Day and the countdown continues toward Pyeongchang in 2018 Video included

The Winter Olympics in South Korea will run February 8 - 25 and be followed by the Paralympic Games March 9 - 18. 

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Trial date set for Wisconsin manhunt suspect

A Wisconsin man known for sending a political manifesto to President Trump and allegedly stealing several guns before leading authorities on a week-long manhunt will face a state trial on October 23.  

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Hononegah teacher running for congress in Wisconsin

Cathy Myers Cathy Myers

A Hononegah teacher has announced she is challenging U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in next year's election.  

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Rockford East alums create gunfire detection software in the Silicon Valley Video included

Two Rockford East High School alums have come up with technology that alerts law enforcement agencies the moment gunfire erupts.

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Top stories of the week on WREX.com

Below are the top 10 stories read on WREX.com over the past week: 

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Residents enjoy historic walking tour of downtown Rockford homes Video included

Thursday night marked the first ever Signature Indoor Walking Tour in Rockford.  ...

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Janesville Police: Driver charged with 3rd OWI after crashing into squad car

Brian Gardner Brian Gardner

A Janesville police officer had minor injuries after a suspected drunk driver hit the officer's squad car. 

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London apartment fire began in fridge, officials seek manslaughter charges

Downing Street has ordered an immediate examination of the model of refrigerator that is believed to have sparked last week's Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people.

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Illinois lawmakers meeting again to try to reach budget deal

The Illinois Legislature is holding another day of a special session with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders still at odds over an elusive budget deal. More>>

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