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Emily Anderson's family digging deep to find strength 3 months later

Friends and family of a missing Loves Park woman say they're finding it harder to hold on to hope, but they're not giving up. 

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Winnebago County Sheriff's Office announces layoffs

Letters sent today by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office details layoffs to certain employees. 

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7.1 magnitude quake kills 55 as buildings collapse in Mexico

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly. More>>

Trial begins for five Hells Angels accused in beating, kidnapping

The five Hells Angels bikers who are accused of brutally beating a man and kidnapping his daughter had their first day in court Tuesday.  

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Man suspected of killing son was under investigation for sex abuse, was once registered sex offender

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Dixon Police say Robert Michaels, 33, shot and killed his 5-year-old son Christopher Monday afternoon at a home in the 1000 block of Fargo Avenue. 

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Illinois reports first human West Nile virus death of year

The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the resident tested positive for the disease and died earlier this month.

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Stephenson County businesses can apply for aid if impacted by July flooding

After devastating flooding this summer in the Stateline, relief could come to some small businesses that were harmed by it. 

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Open missing person cases Winnebago County

Emily Anderson is just one of five open missing person cases in Winnebago County right now, one of those cases open since 19-81 But Deputy Chief Mike Schultz at the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says cases involving adults are more complicated than they might seem. "As an adult, you or I can just up and go wherever we want if we don't wanna be found, as long as we're law abiding citizens, we can go the rest of our lives without being found." said Schultz... More>>

Wheaton College football players charged with hazing teammate

Five players from an Illinois college football team are facing felony charges after being accused of brutally hazing a teammate. 

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Sen. Stadelman endorses Biss for governor

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An area state senator has announced his endorsement for a gubernatorial candidate in next year's election.  

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Concealed carry weapons without permit up for vote in Wisconsin

Current state law requires anyone who carries a concealed weapon to obtain a permit and get training. But the bill would do away with the license requirement for someone who wanted to carry a hidden weapon.

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Hells Angels bike gang on trial today

Four members of the Hells Angels motorcycle group head back to court.  The four men are charged with aggravated battery, armed robbery and kidnapping. In June of 2013, Jose Vielma, Christopher Lawson, Tomasz Lech, and John Savalick were arrested after they allegedly beat up a man and held and 11-year-old hostage at the gang's clubhouse.  The Four men will appear in the Winnebago County Court house Tuesday at 8:30. 13 News Reporter Mary Sugden will be in the courtroom and ...

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Boy on bike suffers serious injuries after being hit by truck

Police in DeKalb County say a 12-year-old riding his bike in Sycamore had to be airlifted to Rockford after being hit by a truck Monday night.  

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Secretary of state warns of hurricane-related investor scams

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has a word of warning for investors: Recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida will likely produce investment scams.   

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Gearing up for flu season

Flu season is almost here and local clinics want to make sure that you are prepared. 

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