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Rockford church brings home meaning of "Thanksgiving" with free meal Video included

Thanksgiving at Court Street United Methodist Church is a special day when the food is free and the smiles are plentiful.

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Rockford fire battles a blaze at Rock River Disposal Video included

 No injuries reported after garbage truck caught fire inside Rock River Disposal just before 6:30 on Thursday morning. 

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Recovering heroin addict helps struggling addicts through sober bar and houses Video included

Chris Reed overdosed three times in a week back in 2009.  Now eight sober years later he's continuing on his road to recovery by mentoring other addicts and helping them find sobriety. 

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Family launches Facebook page to share daughter's struggle with addiction Video included

13 news reporter Andi TenBarge sat down with her her family today to see what they're doing to make sure another family doesn't have to endure their same pain. 

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Rockford property tax levy could drop for 2018

The City of Rockford says its proposed 2017 property tax levy to fund 2018 will drop by more than $400,000. 

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Four people sent to hospital after rollover crash on Thanksgiving in Winnebago County

A scary moment on Thanksgiving sends four people to the hospital.   Illinois State Police say a car was trying to change lanes near Highway 20 and Meridian when it lost control and rolled over several times.  Inside the car was one adult, and three children.  Everyone was taken to the hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. 

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Bergner's offering more locally-themed and made products Video included

If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift for a loved one -- you might be able to find something crafted right here in the Stateline.  That's because Bergner's launched their "Close to Home" in store shop today.  

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Near-record temperatures for Black Friday

Early Fall weather flies in for the middle of the holiday weekend, pushing temperatures up to nearly 15 degrees above average.

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Car fire leads to Vacant house fire

A car fire leads to a vacant house going up in flames in Rockford. Police say is happened around 10:30 p.m Wednesday night on the 520 block of South Street. Officials say a car was on fire, but was close enough to the house that it caused it to catch fire. No one was injured in the blaze. Officials say there is $14,000 dollars worth in damage. The fire is under investigation.

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Firefighters give Thanksgiving fire safety tips

Firefighters say some of the biggest mistakes people make in the kitchen are preventable. 

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Quiet, sunny weather just in time for Thanksgiving

One extra thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: dry, sunny, and slightly warmer weather.

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Most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Video included

Nationwide there were more than 1,700 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2015.

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Rockford Rescue Mission holds annual Thanksgiving Day Meal today Video included

Hundreds of people in the Rockford area didn't go hungry this afternoon thanks to a big effort from the community. 

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Police to strictly enforce handicap parking abuse

If you plan on shopping on Black Friday, be sure you're parking legally. Illinois State Police have asked all officers statewide to strictly enforce handicap parking abuse. 

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Clock Tower Resort makes one last contribution to the community

Just because it's no longer serving the Rockford community doesn't mean that the Clock Tower Resort isn't still providing for the community. After holding auctions for almost everything inside the resort in September, there were still leftovers. 

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House fire in Machesney Park Friday; no injuries reported

Fire on Wallace Ave. in Machesney Park Fire on Wallace Ave. in Machesney Park

Multiple fire departments have been called out to a house fire in Machesney Park. 

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OSF, Blue Cross Blue Shield reach agreement to keep hospitals in-network for 2018

OSF HealthCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached an agreement to continue in-network coverage for their Illinois hospitals in 2018.  

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Business owners plan to open downtown Rockford grocery store by next summer Video included

There will be an Italian deli, fresh produce, meat and fish, plus beer, wine and liquor for sale.

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Celebrate Recovery brings hope to local opioid addicts Video included

Recovering opioid addict Asa Rowan Recovering opioid addict Asa Rowan

Asa began buying from whoever and whenever he could, asking strangers and even stealing from his own family. At one point Asa was spending about $200 dollars a day on pills, taking about 40 to 50 pills just to function.

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Artisan-style pizza restaurant to open in Machesney Park

A Seattle-headquartered pizza restaurant is coming to Machesney Park in early 2018.

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13 News evening anchor Sean Muserallo to pursue new career in healthcare

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13 WREX evening anchor Sean Muserallo will be leaving his chair on the anchor desk for a new job in the healthcare industry. 

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Addiction resource centers, support groups fight at the front lines of the opioid crisis

13 WREX has covered the opioid epidemic all month long. Now we want to make sure you know where to turn if you or a loved one needs help.

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Wisconsin kindergartener bags buck under new hunting age law

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MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) - A kindergartener from north central Wisconsin is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under the state's new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age. 

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Prayer vigil held for victims of Lost Lake fire Video included

Hours after a house fire kills six people in rural Ogle County, members of the community are coming together to support the victims and their family.  

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Rockford Police: Suspect arrested for threatening two with handgun

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A Rockford man has been arrested for allegedly threatening two people with a gun Monday night.  

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12 Hours of Salvation toy drive

It's all about giving this time of year. That's exactly what an annual toy drive in our area does for families in need 

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Janesville Police searching for a suspect after shots fired in a hotel

Janesville Police and Rock County Sheriff's are searching for a suspect who they say attempted a first degree murder on Tuesday night. 

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