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Taliban could be ready to release captive US soldier

The group that has kept an American soldier captive in Afghanistan for almost five years have signaled they're willing to release him, but aren't sure which U.S. government officials have the ability to make a deal. More>>

Illinois officials to gather for suicide prevention conference

The 2014 Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference in Springfield will discuss the latest research on preventing youth suicide. More>>

Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. More>>

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

Afghan officials say one of the three American doctors who were shot and killed today by an Afghan security guard at a hospital in Kabul was with Cure International, and had worked with children in the Afghan capital for seven years. More>>

One Illinois hospital group favors current tax rate

The Illinois Hospital Association is supporting an extension of the state's temporary income tax increase. More>>

Winnebago County holding Homicide Victim Memorial Service Video included

The 9th Annual Carol McFeggan Homicide Victim Memorial Service will take place Wednesday night at Riverside Community Church. More>>

Rockford student from Ukraine watches turmoil far from home Video included

Uncertainty and unrest in Ukraine has President Obama's administration considering different options for our country's involvement. A Rockford University graduate student is paying close attention. More>>

RVC coordinates anti-racism event Video included

People from all walks of life make up the City of Rockford, and one group wants to support diversity.  More>>

RU President weighs in on affirmative action Video included

Racism is a major topic of conversation now across the country over the U.S. Supreme Courts recent ruling on affirmative action. More>>

Rockford schools face potential major changes

There's talks of some major changes at Rockford Schools that could impact students across the city. More>>

Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

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Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after... More>>

"The Fixer" for troubled Rockford-area school may have a new job Video included

A Rockford-area man who has become known for turning around troubled school districts may be about to take on a new challenge. More>>

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  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
  • Jon Hamm talks trash about Justin Bieber

    Jon Hamm talks trash about Justin Bieber

    Jon Hamm thinks someone needs to smack some sense into Justin Bieber.More >>
    Jon Hamm thinks someone needs to smack some sense into Justin Bieber.More >>
  • How getting fit can get you promoted

    How getting fit can get you promoted

    If you still need to be convinced to exercise, read this.More >>
    If you still need to be convinced to exercise, read this.More >>
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  • Transform Rockford

    Transform Rockford

    A community-wide effort launches in Rockford to change the direction in which the community's headed.  The effort is called Transform Rockford.More >>
    A community-wide effort launches in Rockford to change the direction in which the community's headed.  The effort is called Transform Rockford.More >>
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    Teacher of the Week

    Every Wednesday during the school year we honor Our Teacher of the Week on 13 News at 5:00. See who we've featured and nominate your teacher today!
    Nominate your favorite teacher to be 13 WREX's Teacher of the Week! Winners are featured every Wednesday night at 5pm.
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