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Person hit by train, killed

A person has died after a train hit them. Rockford Police say it happened on the tracks that belong to Canadian National near Harrison Ave. and 20th St.

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Rockford man has bike stolen while riding it

Rockford Police say a 58-year-old man had his bike stolen Thursday night while riding it. 

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Human remains found in Durand; Winnebago County Sheriff's Office investigating

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating after a body was found Thursday.  

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13 WREX to give out free solar eclipse glasses Video included

The 13 WREX crew will give out free solar eclipse glasses before the eclipse. 

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Rockford woman shot early Friday morning

A Rockford woman has been shot on Rockford's West side. Information is still limited at this time, but Rockford police say it happened at the 700 block of Concord Avenue around midnight. The woman's injuries are considered life threatening. Rockford Police don't have any suspect information at this time. The investigation is still ongoing. More>>

Baby Bond

One year ago on August 9th, Eliana Johnson was born with Down Syndrome and spent 11 days in SwedishAmerican's Special Care Nursery where she got the help she needed to thrive at home. Eliana's parents found emotional support from the hospital staff but they found particular comfort from one nurse who also has a sun with down syndrome. 

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Winnebago County Fair In Full Swing

The Winnebago County Fair is in full swing and it features a lot of old crowd favorites like the demolition derby, the rodeo which took place in the pouring rain Wednesday night. Riders still rode the bulls and horses despite the poor weather and put on a show.  

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Straw sculpting contest in Mt. Morris Video included

Art can take many forms and almost any material can be used. Even straw. This year Mt. Morris is hosting the second annual Straw Sculpting Competition.

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Solar eclipse impact on pets Video included

When the solar eclipse arrives Monday, millions of people will be looking to the sky to catch a glimpse. They'll also be wearing protective glasses so the sun doesn't damage their eyes. But do pet owners need to be concerned for their animals?

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City of Rockford looks for community input on federal programs

The amount of federal money Rockford's Community and Economic Department gets has dropped. 

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Serious injuries reported after car hits pedestrian in downtown Rockford

Rockford Fire Department say a person has serious injuries after a car crashes into a pedestrian in downtown Rockford. Fire officials got the call just after 4:30 p.m. 13 WREX has a crew on the way to the scene. This report will be updated.

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Leaders in the ORCHiD neighborhood say they're seeing less crime Video included

Crime, it's something ORCHiD neighbors say they want out. 

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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; at least 13 dead Video included

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Police in Barcelona say a white van has mounted a sidewalk, struck several people in the city's Las Ramblas district. 

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Jo Daviess County warns of lottery scam

The Jo Daviess Sheriff's Office is reporting a possible financial scam involving America Mega Million Lottery Sweepstakes.   

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Eclipse glasses handed out by downstate library recalled Video included

Close to 200 pairs of solar eyewear had to be recalled at a downstate library. 

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Tornado briefly hits Stephenson County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a brief tornado touched down west of Freeport near Stephenson Road at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn Video included

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. 

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Machesney Park to bring new assisted living facility to town center

Getting assisted living within the state line has been a challenge for Illinois residents in the last few years. There have been more people in need of the service than there has been space for those people and Machesney Park is looking to help that problem. 

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Winnebago County Health Department offers program to remove lead from homes Video included

The Winnebago County Health Department is one of only 30 areas in the country to receive a competitive lead removal grant.  

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New data shows more teens overdosing on drugs

Alarming new statistics about teenagers and drugs. After years of decline, deadly overdoses are once again on the rise. 

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Stephenson County officials assess cost of July floods Video included

Flood waters swept through Freeport and Stephenson County this July, leaving a trail of damaged businesses, roads and parks.  Now, city and county leaders say the bills are coming in.

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Man injured in Roscoe fire Tuesday dies at Madison hospital

Commercial building fire off Rt. 251 in Roscoe Commercial building fire off Rt. 251 in Roscoe

The man injured in a Roscoe commercial structure fire Tuesday has died. 

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Solar eclipse videos Video included

Check out these reports about the upcoming solar eclipse, August 21.  

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