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Rockford student from Ukraine watches turmoil far from home Video included

Uncertainty and unrest in Ukraine has President Obama's administration considering different options for our country's involvement. A Rockford University graduate student is paying close attention. More>>

Rockford schools face potential major changes

There's talks of some major changes at Rockford Schools that could impact students across the city. More>>

"The Fixer" for troubled Rockford-area school may have a new job Video included

A Rockford-area man who has become known for turning around troubled school districts may be about to take on a new challenge. More>>

Illinois Air Force staffer admits to having pipe bombs

An Air Force staffer stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois has admitted to possessing pipe bombs officials claim he was going to unleash on local sex offenders. More>>

One Illinois hospital group favors current tax rate

The Illinois Hospital Association is supporting an extension of the state's temporary income tax increase. More>>

Winnebago County holding Homicide Victim Memorial Service Video included

The 9th Annual Carol McFeggan Homicide Victim Memorial Service will take place Wednesday night at Riverside Community Church. More>>

RVC coordinates anti-racism event Video included

People from all walks of life make up the City of Rockford, and one group wants to support diversity.  More>>

RU President weighs in on affirmative action Video included

Racism is a major topic of conversation now across the country over the U.S. Supreme Courts recent ruling on affirmative action. More>>

Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

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Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after... More>>

Hononegah gains national attention with AP testing

Hononegah gains national attention with AP testing

One local school is atop the rest after two publications say it is among the most challenging in the nation.
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Boylan High School biology teacher experiments and earns Teacher of the Week award Video included

After graduating from college with plans to go to medical school, Boylan High School's Mrs. Amber Earlywine had a change of heart, and in her sixth year of teaching, is being honored with our Teacher of the Week award. More>>

Kiwanis Club of Rockford announces new art fundraiser Video included

An inaugural fundraising event by the Kiwanis Club of Rockford will benefit high school art students throughout the Rockford area. More>>

Crawford Library of Health Sciences hands out free books Video included

The Crawford Library of Health Sciences opened its doors Wednesday to offer free books to light or non-readers. More>>

Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.
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Rockford group over 220 miles into march to Washington DC Video included

A group from Shelter Care Ministries is over 220 miles into a 762-mile journey, on foot, to Washington, DC. More>>

Summit of Hope helps ex-offenders, parolees Video included

An expo held by the Illinois Department of Corrections Wednesday helped ex-offenders, parolees, and probationers obtain services and information to help them reenter society. More>>

Venezuelan police arrest American on murder charges

An American has been arrested in Venezuela on attempted murder and weapons charges. More>>

Tennessee police find loaded gun inside inmate

Jailers in Tennessee say they found a loaded gun inside a 19-year-old woman during a cavity search. More>>

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  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
  • Jon Hamm talks trash about Justin Bieber

    Jon Hamm talks trash about Justin Bieber

    Jon Hamm thinks someone needs to smack some sense into Justin Bieber.More >>
    Jon Hamm thinks someone needs to smack some sense into Justin Bieber.More >>
  • How getting fit can get you promoted

    How getting fit can get you promoted

    If you still need to be convinced to exercise, read this.More >>
    If you still need to be convinced to exercise, read this.More >>
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  • Transform Rockford

    Transform Rockford

    A community-wide effort launches in Rockford to change the direction in which the community's headed.  The effort is called Transform Rockford.More >>
    A community-wide effort launches in Rockford to change the direction in which the community's headed.  The effort is called Transform Rockford.More >>
  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week

    Every Wednesday during the school year we honor Our Teacher of the Week on 13 News at 5:00. See who we've featured and nominate your teacher today!
    Nominate your favorite teacher to be 13 WREX's Teacher of the Week! Winners are featured every Wednesday night at 5pm.
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