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Taylor Park Elementary closes Monday for flooding

The Freeport School District announces it will close Taylor Park Elementary School on Monday, February 26, for flooding in the area.

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UPDATE: Police ask for assistance in locating suspect in deadly shooting outside CherryVale mall

Officials are responding to a possible shooting at CherryVale Mall.

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Boone County crash sends three people to the hospital

Three people are injured after a two-car crash on Caledonia Road in Boone County Saturday evening. 

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Cherry Valley Public Library raising money to expand

If you have a little bit cabin fever this winter, the Cherry Valley Public Library says it wants you to come play a round of mini golf.  Families can come pay $5 per person to put nine holes inside the library as well as participate in a silent auction. 

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Friday's shooting prompts increased police presence at CherryVale Mall

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The Cherry Valley Police department says it's stepping up its presence inside and outside the CherryVale Mall following Friday evening's shooting that left one person dead.  

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Salvation Army hands out hot meals in Freeport

The Salvation army served lunch and dinner to those in need after the Pecatonica River crested again on Sunday. Those who came were provided with warm food ad big smiles from volunteers.

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Winnebago County prepares for moderate flooding as Rock River crests

Moderate flooding in Roscoe and Machesney Park is causing concerns for residents and county workers.

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Strong wind gusts overnight and Sunday morning

A strong low pressure system will move through Wisconsin tonight.

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Heaps of snow, then heavy rain leading to near-record February precipitation

February 2018 may end up being the wettest February on record after a long stretch of snowy days followed by record-setting heavy rain about 10 days later. This month has a chance to break a 78-year-old record.

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Illinois health officials launch investigation into Legionnaires' disease at state capitol

Illinois health officials are investigating the state capitol complex and other Springfield-area locations after an Illinois resident diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease traveled to the city last month.

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Girl Scouts celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Girl Scout troops from all across Northern Illinois will be setting up shop, and selling those crave worthy cookies at booths in multiple locations around town. 

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RPS hosts early enrollment extravaganza

 Rockford Public Schools hosted an all day enrollment even for families to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year.  

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Rockford Police respond to several calls of shots fired

Two victims are shot near the area of 1000 Lincoln Ave. The Rockford Police Department says they received several calls of shots fired just after 11:30 pm Friday. 

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Only on 13 News: Evan Scott, Inspiration on Ice Video included

Four-year old Evan Scott has overcome many an obstacle, but you wouldn't know when he laces up his skates and plays with his ice hockey team.

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Red Cross opens shelter in Freeport for flooding victims

Heavy rains and flooding have affected much of the Freeport area over the past week causing the Red Cross to open an emergency shelter Friday night.

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15-year-old faces felony charges after threatening Belvidere North High School

A 15-year-old faces felony disorderly conduct charges after he made verbal threats toward Belvidere North High School, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

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More wet weather this weekend

More light rain is headed our way this weekend. The showers look to arrive by the middle of Saturday afternoon. Around early afternoon, occasional drizzly showers will pop up from time to time. By 3 pm, light and steady rain showers slide in from south to north, and will persist into the overnight hours.

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Stillman Valley High School investigates threat left in bathroom

Meridian School District says an investigation is underway after a threat is found posted in the bathroom at Stillman Valley High School. 

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Chicago man charged in July 2017 murder in Rockford

On Friday, the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office announced murder charges against a Chicago man accused in a July 2017 murder in Rockford. 

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Olympics brings extra business to local ice rink

A local skating rink has seen an uptick in skating lessons this season and it's all because of the Olympics.

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Alleged threat prompts Auburn High School to open investigation

Parents of Auburn High School students received a voicemail Friday morning from Principal Janice Hawkins, alerting them of a threat left by a student Thursday afternoon.

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Rockford man murdered early Friday morning

Rockford Police say that a man was killed during a home invasion early Friday morning. 

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Fred VanVleet named in Yahoo! Sports report alleging improper benefits

Former Auburn High School and Wichita State star Fred VanVleet has been implicated in an FBI investigation regarding improper benefits in a report released Friday by Yahoo! Sports. 

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Charges announced in case where Rockford Police car struck a pedestrian

The Rockford Police Department Traffic Accident Reconstruction team investigated an incident in which a marked Rockford Police squad car struck a pedestrian. 

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  • Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

    Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-25 22:56:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 20189 photo, Garrison Keillor poses for a photo in Minneapolis.  Keillor discusses allegations of sexual harassment in his first extended interview since Minnesota Public Radio severed ties with the form...(AP Photo/Jeff Baenen). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 20189 photo, Garrison Keillor poses for a photo in Minneapolis. Keillor discusses allegations of sexual harassment in his first extended interview since Minnesota Public Radio severed ties with the form...
    Garrison Keillor says his relationship with a woman who accused him of sexual harassment was nothing more than "romantic writing" and that the two never had a sexual relationship.More >>
    Garrison Keillor says his relationship with a woman who accused him of sexual harassment was nothing more than "romantic writing" and that the two never had a sexual relationship.More >>
  • Trump to attend Rev. Billy Graham's funeral on Friday

    Trump to attend Rev. Billy Graham's funeral on Friday

    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-02-25 22:49:10 GMT
    White House says President Donald Trump plans to attend Friday's funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham.More >>
    White House says President Donald Trump plans to attend Friday's funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham.More >>
  • Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

    Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-02-25 22:49:08 GMT
    The head of the Broward County Sheriff's Office says only one of his deputies was on the scene of a shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths.More >>
    The head of the Broward County Sheriff's Office says only one of his deputies was on the scene of a shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths.More >>
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