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Nippon Sharyo will close its Rochelle plant

Nippon Sharyo will close its plant in Rochelle, according to a statement released by the company. 

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'Spontaneous combustion' causes cleaners to catch fire in Freeport

The Freeport Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a cleaners early Thursday morning.  

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Corpse Flower blooms at Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

A unique flower is blooming at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. 

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`Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn. 

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Delivery driver punched in the face and robbed

A Domino's Pizza delivery driver in Rockford is punched in the face and robbed. 

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Off and on showers and storms through the end of the work week

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will redevelop Thursday afternoon and continue through Friday.

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Man shot while friend tries to buy marijuana

Rockford Police say a 25-year-old man was shot while his friend was buying marijuana. 

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Inspiring 815 winners honored at civility event

WREX along with 815 Choose Civility celebrated all of 13 News' winners for our Inspiring 815 series as a part of 815 Day. 

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Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 9 AM

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for visibility less than 1/4 mile and hazardous driving conditions this morning.

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Former insurance executive sentenced to prison for mail fraud

A former Rockford insurance executive will spend the next four years in prison for mail fraud.

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Mosquito pool in Ogle County tests positive for West Nile virus

A mosquito pool in Ogle county tests positive for the West Nile virus, the first positive test in the county this year.

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Freeport School District still has several positions to fill before school starts Video included

A week from today, the first school bell for the 2019 school year will ring in Freeport. But, there are still several jobs that still need to be filled. 

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Girl Scout celebrated for helping Winnebago Co. K-9 Unit

The Winnebago Co. K-9 Unit celebrated Natalie Lyman after she raised enough money to buy critical supplies for K-9 officers. 

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SwedishAmerican celebrates baby born on '815 Day' Video included

One family has a big reason to celebrate Rockford Day!  

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Rockford Police give away 400 backpacks to kids

The Rockford Police Department and Bear Family McDonald's handed out hundreds of backpacks Wednesday as part of the 815 Day celebration.  

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  • US bishops will ask Vatican to investigate McCarrick scandal

    US bishops will ask Vatican to investigate McCarrick scandal

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:23:07 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:33:00 GMT
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting the Vatican to play a key role investigating the scandal involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with minors and...More >>
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting the Vatican to play a key role investigating the scandal involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with minors and adult seminarians.More >>
  • 2 brothers pay respects as Marine killed in WWII is buried

    2 brothers pay respects as Marine killed in WWII is buried

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:56:48 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:32:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). A Marine honor guard carries the remains of Emil Ragucci at the Holy Sepulcher cemetery Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Nearly 70 years after Ragucci was killed in WWII on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, his remains we...(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). A Marine honor guard carries the remains of Emil Ragucci at the Holy Sepulcher cemetery Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Nearly 70 years after Ragucci was killed in WWII on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, his remains we...
    The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been buried in Philadelphia, more than 70 years after he was killed.More >>
    The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been buried in Philadelphia, more than 70 years after he was killed.More >>
  • Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

    Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:30:59 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:32:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, Archbishop Donald Wuerl talks with the media after Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accus...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, Archbishop Donald Wuerl talks with the media after Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accus...
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church he has...More >>
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church he has served with distinction since 1966.More >>
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