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Harlem-Roscoe Fire rescues dog, owner from frozen lake

A water rescue in Roscoe ends up saving the lives of a man and his dog.


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Flurries mixed with moderate snow through this evening

Drive with caution on the evening commute. The snow band will mostly have light snow, but a few moderate bursts may be in the mix at times and may make roads slick or slushy.


J.R. Kortman releases 2017 Rockford landmark ornaments

You might recognize them or even have some on your tree, the annual Rockford landmark ornaments are out.


State mandate requires local governments to review sexual harassment policies

When it comes to addressing sexual harassment the state of Illinois wants every government to take another look at their policies. 


UPDATE: Tuesday classes canceled at Roosevelt

All classes at Roosevelt Community Education Center are canceled for Tuesday, Dec. 13, because of a power outage. 


Slick roads lead to wrecks across stateline as area sees first big snowfall

Rockford Firefighters say they have responded to more than a dozen weather-related wrecks within one hour of snow hitting the ground.


Open enrollment for health insurance ends Friday

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance. Open enrollment ends this Friday, December 15,  at 11 p.m. The Illinois Department of Insurance says if you need insurance for 2018, you need to sign up.


New bill would create state-certified Wisconsin beer label

A bill circulating in the Legislature would create a new state-certified Wisconsin beer label. 


Northern Illinois trustees again vote to freeze tuition

Northern Illinois University trustees have again voted to freeze tuition and lower fees for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.


Alan Jackson coming to Rockford as part of nationwide tour

County music star Alan Jackson is coming to Rockford. Alan Jackson's Rockford stop on his Honky Tonk Highway Tour will be on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.


Police identify man accused of detonating explosive device in New York City

An explosion occurred Monday morning at New York City's Port Authority building.  Multiple ambulances and emergency personnel are heading to the scene. 


Light snow for the start of the work week

Roads won't be as dry as we'd like to see them to kick off the work week, as a couple rounds of light flurries to light snow showers will fall throughout the day.


UPDATE: Janesville officials release name of woman found dead over weekend

Janesville Police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman as a homicide. 


All Chicago patrol officers now have body cameras

The city reached its goal to provide the cameras to more than 7,000 officers one year earlier than originally planned.


Rockton store brings in Santa for special needs children

Every kid deserves a chance to sit on Santa's lap and one shop owner in Rockton is giving them that chance. 


Wheelchair basketball tournament attracts teams from all over the Midwest

Hundreds of wheelchairs hit the basketball courts in downtown Rockford this weekend for the Junior Chariots Holiday tournament.


Man shot early Sunday morning in Rockford

Rockford Police say one man is hurt after a shooting on Glenwood Avenue early Sunday morning. 


Rockford man faces life in prison for sexually assaulting a child

Officials say Melvin has multiple convictions for predatory criminal sexual assault and faces a mandatory life imprisonment sentence. 


Police investigate armed robbery at Rockford gas station

Rockford Police say it happened just before 7 o'clock Saturday evening at the Shell gas station on the 3200 block of Alpine Road. 


Church makes another push for federal investigation into Cox,Patterson Deaths

Nearly one month after the deaths of Rockford Police Officer Jamie Cox and Eddie Patterson -- Kingdom Authority Church says its taking another step in requesting a federal investigation.


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