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Flooded areas reported across the Stateline

Monday and Tuesday's rain is causing flooding across the area, especially near the Rock and Kishwaukee rivers.   

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Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official.

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Winnebago County Coroner says 2 people have died of cold exposure

The Winnebago County Coroner says two people have died over the winter because of the cold.  

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Empower Illinois to relaunch website for school tax credit scholarship program

Illinois' new private school scholarship program will soon be back open for applications.

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Unlawful Use of a Weapon Arrest

Rockford Police arrest a man for unlawful use of a weapon on Monday night.  

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South Beloit welcomes new police officer

The city of South Beloit gives a big welcome to a new police officer! Colin Kehoe graduated from South Beloit High School and is now an officer in his hometown. South Beloit's Police Chief swore the new officer in during city council, and his wife and kids were there to show him their support. Kehoe says it's perfect that he gets to protect a city where he grew up in.   More>>

Inspiring 815: Samuel Sarpiya Video included

A group of kids gathered round a table with the sights and sounds of a science, engineering or robotics class, is anything but that.  It's actually one part of a six month program called Violence Intervention Prevention

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Kishwaukee College Closed

Classes at Kishwaukee College are canceled for Tuesday, February 20th, but tonight's 50th Anniversary Kick-Off event and Board of Trustees meeting will take place.

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Midway Village Museum hosts hands-on activities for Presidents Day

The museum hosted it's 3rd Annual Presidents and Patriots Day. 

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Man arrested for impersonating FBI agent

Authorities say the man, dressed in police gear, showed up at a station looking for help to arrest people. A search of his vehicle uncovered weapons, ammunition and body armor.

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Gas prices fall nearly six cents

Experts at gasbuddy.com say it's a positive trend that may continue as prices continue to catch up the decline in crude oil prices.

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Dense fog, heavy rain create difficult driving conditions Tuesday

Similar to Monday, rainfall will keep roads wet and possibly slick, and dense fog will keep visibility down to nearly nothing at times through much of Tuesday. Be ready for slow driving and delays.

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