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UPDATE: RPS 205 bus drivers reach tentative agreement with school board

The union representing approximately 200 Rockford Public Schools bus drivers has reached a tentative contract agreement with the school board, according to representatives from the union. 

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Young At Heart festival kicks off in Loves Park Video included

Four days of fun! A popular summer festival kicks off this Friday.

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Experts weigh in on Rockford's declining population Video included

New census data shows Illinois continues to struggle with population decline and over the last six years, Rockford's seen some of the state's worst numbers. 

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Rockford homeowner held at gunpoint during home invasion

Two robbers break into a home on the 100 block of North Horsman Street Saturday morning. 

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Firefighters battle early morning blaze at vacant Rockford house

A vacant house in Rockford goes up in flames early Saturday morning. 

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Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail Video included

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Gourmet Italian pizzas can be delivered to your cell, if you get locked up in Chicago's Cook County Jail. More>>

Dairy Depot opens for the season Video included

Popular Stateline ice cream shop is back open for the season.

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Rockford woman jumps out window to escape robber

Around 3:30 Friday afternoon, Rockford Police responded a home on the 2400 block of Kristi Lane for a home invasion.   ...

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Boylan High School seniors graduate Video included

Boylan Catholic High School's class of 2017 is moving onto the next phase of life. It held its commencement ceremony Friday.

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Belvidere nursing home honors veterans for service Video included

As we prepare to remember those who died fighting for our country this Memorial Day, a Belvidere retirement home is honoring veterans who served. Northwoods Retirement Home held an honor and pinning ceremony for veterans.

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Brotherhood of veterans: 6 local brothers serve in U.S. military Video included

A group of 6 brothers all have a lot in common. Most importantly, they were all drafted into the U.S. military.

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WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? Looking through the window at Uncle Nick's Video included

If you've ever craved a late night snack in downtown Rockford, chances are you've stopped into Uncle Nick's. But have you ever wondered, what's up with that little window? 

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Veteran forced to leave Rockford store because of service dog Video included

An Iraq War veteran is speaking out after a Rockford business made him leave because of his service dog. That veteran caught the incident on camera. He brought the video to 13 WREX, which ended up getting the state's highest legal office involved.

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Rain around Rockford this afternoon; severe weather further south

Rain showers are moving through the Stateline Friday afternoon, though it should dry out by this evening.  

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Illinois lawmakers pass workers' compensation measures

Legislation aimed at reducing the cost of workers' compensation insurance for Illinois employers has won Senate approval.

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Kennedy Middle School, Wilson Aspire students dismissed because of power outage

Students at Kennedy Middle School and Wilson Aspire are being dismissed this afternoon because of a power outage, according to Rockford Public Schools. 

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Meteorologist Morgan Kolkmeyer's final day at WREX

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Today is 13 News Today meteorologist Morgan Kolkmeyer's final day at WREX. 

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Texas student named 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' by teacher Video included

A Texas mom wants answers after a teacher named her daughter "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist" in class. 

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Teacher of the Week: Molly Priest- Eisenhower Middle School Video included

Before you walk into Molly Priest's 6th grade classroom at Eisenhower Middle School, you will see a wall full of words: smart, sweet, fun, and amazing are just a few of them. 

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Sheriff Caruana: No immigrant detention center in Winnebago County Jail Video included

During a press conference Thursday, Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana announced that the county jail will not house an immigrant detention center. 

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