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Zion Lutheran holds community prayer after church was vandalized on Tuesday

A Belvidere church came together this Sunday to show it will not stand for hate in its community. 

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Vacant house catches fire on Bildahl Street

Rockford Fire Department says the fire started just before 1 o'clock in the morning on the second story of a home located in the 2800 block of Bildahl Street. 

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Leaf River Fire raises money for family of fallen Sun Prairie firefighter

Fire departments here in the Stateline are keeping fallen Sun Prairie firefighter Cory Barr in their thoughts this weekend. Some even raising money to help Barr's family, after the tragedy. 

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Winnebago Buy Local hosts ice cream social on Sunday

Enjoy a sundae this Sunday at the Sixth Annual Totally Local Ice Cream Social.  

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UPDATE: Victim named in deadly Loves Park crash

At least one person is killed in a crash in Loves Park, Saturday night.  

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UPDATE: Rockton home destroyed in large blaze

UPDATE:  More than a dozen fire departments helped put out a large house fire on West Rockton Road, Saturday evening. 

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YouthBuild accepting applications for November

Applications are open for the next YouthBuild class in Rockford. 

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Fallen Sun Prairie firefighter Cory Barr remembered with pride Saturday Video included

A large part of the Sun Prairie community, hundreds of fellow firefighters and other emergency responders filled the local high school Saturday for the memorial service of Captain Cory Barr.  

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Paddlers complete journey on Wisconsin portion of Rock River

Three local paddlers completed a 320-mile journey on the Rock River Trail. 

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Alabama to perform in Rockford

Alabama, one of the best-selling country music acts of all time, is coming to perform in Rockford. 

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Winnebago County picks animal services director, some upset about offer

Winnebago County offers a Wisconsin man the top job at animal services. But, that offer is causing some controversy.

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Illinois Board of Elections says Russian hackers may have accessed Illinois voter information

After 12 Russians are indicted after being accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign, one of those charges the hackers face is for potentially looking at your information. 

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18-year-old in critical condition after crash on Meridian Road

First responders are on the scene of a serious two-car crash in Rockford.

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weather alert

Strong storms possible this evening and early overnight

A *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* is in effect until 11 pm for southern Wisconsin (Green, Rock, and Walworth counties), in addition to the northern portions of Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties (north of US 20). This is to highlight where the strong and severe storms may most likely strike tonight.

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Murder investigation underway in Capron

UPDATE: The Boone County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder in Capron.

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12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

The Justice Department has announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election.

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Rockford Police officer stops attempted burglary

A Rockford Police officer thwarts a burglary at Rockford Bicycle Company.

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Southern rock band Alabama is coming to Rockford

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $37.50 to $125.

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Six Rockford men arrested for drug trafficking

Six Rockford men are facing federal charges for trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in Rockford.  

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Leaf River Fire Department raising money for fallen Sun Prairie firefighter

The money is going towards the family of Captain Cory Barr who was killed during the Sun Prairie explosion Tuesday night. 

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Belvidere YMCA host lunch with a cop

Belvidere children got a bite to eat with the the Belvidere Police Department on Thursday.

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Rosecrance and Northern Illinois Food Bank host mobile food pantry

Both Rosecrance and Northern Illinois Food Bank hosted its second mobile pantry event in 2018 on Thursday.

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New director hired for Winnebago Co. Animal Services

A search for a new head at the Winnebago County animal shelter is over. 

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Winnebago County Board does not give sheriff full $2.7 million requested Video included

The Winnebago County Board will not give the sheriff the more than $2 million in extra funding he's requesting. We find out how much he is getting now. 

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Investigation complete: Officer Jaimie Cox's use of force justified in death of Eddie Patterson Video included

More than eight months after the death of a Rockford Police officer, results in to an investigation over his death and another man's death are released. 

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Dixon farm faced fines for deadly explosion

The state says farm workers broke the law when they started digging without notifying the proper authorities. 

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$15,000 donation means new roof for Rock House Kids

The youth group's troubles with its roof are hopefully over after a donation comes in to help it get a new one. 

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Crash causes back up on I-39 in Lee County

Traffic is backed up for miles after a car and semi collide on I-39 in Lee County. According to Illinois State Police, it's responded to a car and semi crash earlier Friday afternoon. ISP says traffic is still backed up as troopers work to clear debris from the roadway. You're asked to be cautious if you decided to drive on the interstate for the next few hours. More>>

New pilot program in Rockford aims at improving blighted homes

The decorative board up program is designed to improve the look and safety of blighted homes in Rockford. The city of Rockford has no shortage of  blighted homes, nearly five percent of homes in the city are vacant and abandoned. "Rockford has such a blight problem and unfortunately board up is probably the only solution to keeping people out of these houses," Rockford Police Officer, Matthew Williams said. So the windows of these blighted homes are covered...

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Illinois State Police K9 will receive protective vest through donation

An Illinois State Police K9 is getting some new gear through a donation.

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Rockford gears up for two sports tournaments bringing $598,000 to the area

The Rockford area is welcoming about 4,000 people to the area this weekend with two sports tournaments.

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Two teenagers arrested after beating up and robbing an elderly man Video included

Two Rockford teenagers are arrested after they beat up an elderly male and stole from him. 

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Vehicle crashes into home on Auburn Street Video included

No one is hurt after a car crashed into a home on Auburn Street.  

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  • US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

    US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:07:49 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigratio...(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigratio...
    Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business.More >>
    Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business.More >>
  • Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

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    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will ...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will ...
    Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods.More >>
    Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods.More >>
  • AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

    AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:55:15 GMT
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    Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.More >>
    Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.More >>
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