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DIGGING DEEPER: Roscoe township faces scrutiny after former clerk collected three salaries

Illinois law says when you're elected to office, you aren't allowed to be paid for any other government work.  But, a situation in Roscoe is proving that law may be up for interpretation. 

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Semi crashes on I-39 near Baxter Road

Emergency officials are responding to a semi crash on Interstate 39.  

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Rockford coalition working towards ending youth homelessness

Rockford was one of the first communities in the nation to reach functional zero when it comes to homeless veterans and chronic homelessness. 

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Chicago high school students hospitalized from possibly laced candy

School officials say the thirteen and fourteen-year-old students were hospitalized as a precaution and their symptoms are not life-threatening.

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First Evangelical Covenant Church hosting human trafficking panel today

First Evangelical Covenant Church to host Human Trafficking panel on Thursday January 18th 2018.

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Understanding Home Rule: Rockford's mayor launching tour to inform public

It's been decades since Rockford had Home Rule. Mayor Tom McNamara wants to make sure you know why he wants to bring it back before you vote this March.

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Northern Illinois Food Bank gets big donation

Local organization makes a big donation to the Northern Illinois Food Bank today.

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ComEd offers assistance for paying winter utility bills

Winter has arrived in the Stateline. That means higher utility bills to keep our homes warm That's why ComEd is offering assistance towards utility bills for residents facing financial hardship this winter.

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Murder trial for man accused of killing Rockford teen continues

The murder trial for the man accused of killing a Rockford teenager is a drive-by shooting is now underway.

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Park District to implement gaming to make up for budget shortfall Video included

We have continuing coverage of that budget shortfall and how the Rockford Park District plans to make up some of that money with video gaming. We find out more on that plan and why some say there shouldn't be video gaming at park district facilities. 
 

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Military service member surprises sisters at Washington Elementary School

Two girls get a heartwarming surprise today from their older sister returns back to Rockford from serving in the military. 

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Push to make Rockford a sports tourism city is boosted with new hire

The push to make the Rockford area a sports tourism destination is getting stronger after the RACVB makes a new hire. 

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Rockford hosts snow sculptors for annual competition Video included

Forget paint or clay — the area's top artists are about to make art out of snow right here in Rockford. 

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6 face charges involving drugs, stolen electronics

Six people are facing charges after police say they recovered stolen electronics and a large amount of illegal drugs at a house in La Crosse. 

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Deadline to redeem unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket nears

A $1 million Powerball prize purchased in a Chicago suburb could soon be a stone-cold bust.

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2nd case of measles confirmed in person who was at O'Hare

Illinois public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. 

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Rockford Art Guild inspires hope for Alpine Fireside Health Center

A group of local artists hope to inspire residents at a Rockford health center.

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Rockford Kiwanis donates thousands to Just Breathe 815 to serve homeless youth Video included

A local non-profit organization got a generous donation that's helping them open bigger doors for kids in need.

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Man charged in Machesney Park gas station armed robbery

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection to the Mobile gas station armed robbery last week.

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