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Mike Schablaske steps down as head of Transform Rockford

Mike Schablaske, the executive director of Transform Rockford, will step down from the position he's held since the organization's inception. 

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30+ sites to participate in free summer meals program for kids

Rockford kids and teenagers will have an opportunity to get free meals once the school year ends. 

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RPS 205 bus driver calls 911 for home fire

A Rockford Public Schools bus driver called 911 Tuesday after seeing a home on fire in the city.

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Rock River Valley Blood Center in desperate need of donations

You can help save a life by heading to the Rock River Valley Blood Center. 

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Roosevelt High School celebrates graduation

Roosevelt High School seniors crossed a major milestone Tuesday as students walked across the stage during graduation ceremonies.

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1 person killed in crash on U.S. 20 in Jo Daviess County

Illinois State Police have identified the man killed in a multi-car crash on U.S. 20 in Jo Daviess County. 

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Video poker business robbed at gunpoint

Rockford Police responded to a call Tuesday morning for an armed robbery. 

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Drier & warmer days ahead for Stateline

You can expect a cloudy start to Tuesday, with highs near average. But warming up a bit into the middle part of the week.

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OSF recognizes emergency medical techs during EMT week

It's EMT week, and one local emergency medical technician spoke to WREX about why he loves what he does. 

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Rockford firefighters respond to garage fire early Tuesday morning

The Rockford Fire Department responded to reports of a garage fire around 4:15 Tuesday morning at 1535 Jackson Street. 

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Boone County woman crowned in Illinois Miss Amazing pageant

A Belvidere woman is named the winner of a Statewide pageant.

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City of Rockford names new director of economic development

Karl Franzen expected to take on his new role next month pending city council approval. 

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  • Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

    Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:57:11 GMT
    (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into th...(Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into th...
    Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured.More >>
    Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured.More >>
  • Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:56:59 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.More >>
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.More >>
  • Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

    Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:56:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky. Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky, wants to run against the county clerk w...(AP Photo/Adam Beam, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky. Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky, wants to run against the county clerk w...
    A gay Kentucky man has lost his bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses despite a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.More >>
    A gay Kentucky man has lost his bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses despite a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.More >>
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