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Woman allegedly steals donation box from Rockford store

A Rockford store needs your help finding a suspect accused of stealing a box of money meant for a local charity.

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New stores open in CherryVale Mall ahead of holiday shopping season

Pottery Lounge is an interactive store where you can buy or create your own piece.

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Rockford homeowners worry tax reform could make property tax burden worse Video included

Lawmakers in Washington continue the debate on tax reform on Capitol Hill-- as the issue moves to the Senate.  One thing they could eliminate is the deductions you can get on your property taxes. 

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Inmate dies at McHenry County Correctional Facility

Investigators in McHenry County are looking into the death of an inmate on Friday.  According to the department, correctional facility staff responded to an unresponsive man in his cell around 8 p.m. on Friday. 

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Firearm deer season open in Illinois

Thousands of hunters are expected to take their deer stands this weekend for the first of Illinois' firearm deer seasons. 

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Honda recalls Odyssey minivans

Honda is recalling hundreds of thousands of its Odyssey minivans due to a problem with the second row seat.

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Soggy, windy weather keeps Saturday feeling very chilly

Chicago snow storm (Credit NBC Chicago) Chicago snow storm (Credit NBC Chicago)

Wild weather whips into the Stateline for the start of the weekend, bringing rain, a little snow, and a lot of wind and cold to the area.

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Annual tree lighting ceremony kicks of holidays at Edgebrook Shopping Center

The Edgebrook Shopping Center is getting into the holiday spirit. It held its annual tree lighting ceremony Friday.

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Chrysler Plant and United Way donate to Northern Illinois Food Bank Video included

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and it's a time for all of us to be thankful for what we have and give to those who aren't as lucky as others. 

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MercyHealth gets in giving mood with crib donation to Blackhawk Technical College Video included

MercyHealth Systems got into the giving mood today when they donated 2 simulation style cribs to Blackhawk Technical College. Mercy donated 2 mattresses with the cribs which will help medical students during their simulation clinicals.

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Firefighters battle Rockford house fire Video included

House fire in the 3600 block of Hermitage Trail in Rockford House fire in the 3600 block of Hermitage Trail in Rockford

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Rockford. The fire is at a home located in the 3600 block of Hermitage Trail. 

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Freeport Boys and Girls Club receives money for a major upgrade. Video included

"Organizations like this are always working day to day" said Dimond Brothers Insurance employee, Ted Odendahl.

Working all day to improve the lives of children and better the community. And thanks to the help of Dimond Brothers Insurance the boys and girls club received a $10,000 grant.

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Volunteers begin decorating for Stroll on State Video included

Downtown Rockford is now looking a whole lot more like Christmas thanks to the help of some volunteers.  

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Source: Cabello headed back to the Rockford Police Department after long leave of absence

A source familiar with his employment negotiations said the position and job duties he'll take on are still being worked out, but he would begin his role with the police department sometime in late November, early December.

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Watch the WREX opioid town hall meeting Video included

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, 13 WREX invited experts from our community and across the State of Illinois to weigh in on the growing opioid crisis in our country during a town hall meeting. 

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WREX holds opioid town hall Thursday night Video included

Thursday night, 13 WREX invited experts from our community and across the State of Illinois to weigh in on the growing opioid crisis in our country during a town hall meeting. 

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Three arrested in undercover prostitution bust in Rockford

Holland Margosein, James Moore, Joshua Yarbro (left to right) Holland Margosein, James Moore, Joshua Yarbro (left to right)

Rockford Police say they have made three arrests in connection with an undercover prostitution investigation in the city. 

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Pennsylvania fire forces senior center evacuation

The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold. 

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Woman dead in car crash in Beloit

A woman is dead after her pick up truck crashed with a semi truck last night in Beloit.  

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Mincemoyer Jewelry closing doors

After 80 years of selling jewelry to the citizens of Rockford, Mincemoyer Jewelry started the process of closing up it's doors today. The family run store will officially shut it's doors after the weekend. 

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Load up your car with winter supplies before storms arrive

Chicago snow storm (Credit NBC Chicago) Chicago snow storm (Credit NBC Chicago)

Just like you should prepare your house for winter emergencies, make sure your vehicle is well stocked with emergency supplies before the snow and ice hit the roads this winter.

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Machesney Park gets new sports park for kids Video included

What once was an empty field in Machesney park is full of life again. And it was the Rockford Area Realtors Young Professional Network's reclamation project this year.

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