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13 News learns more about reasons why Rockford clinic closing Video included

Funding and faculty; both are on the decline at a Rockford psychiatric clinic. It's shutting down in two months. More>>

Belvidere boy with heart condition awarded Kohl's Care award Video included

A Belvidere boy with a serious heart condition is recognized for his generous heart.
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Democratic finalists named to fill Chuck Jefferson's 67th District seat

Five finalists have been named for the unexpired 67th District State Representative term that was formerly held by Chuck Jefferson. More>>

Nonprofit center receives nearly $23K grant

The Rockford University's Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence received a check for $22,950 from the Barber-Colman Management Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. More>>

More help for disabled adults in Rockton

A new program will help provide more options to people with developmental disabilities. More>>

GED program gets financial boost

More than 30,000 people in Boone, Winnebago and Stephenson Counties do not have their high school diploma or GED, according to recent data. More>>

Illinois to accept cultivation permit applications for medical marijuana program

The state of Illinois' pilot medical marijuana program is expected to get underway in 2015, but it might be several months in to the new year before qualified patients will be able to buy anything.
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Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
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BBB warns northern Illinois job-seekers of scams

The Better Business Bureau has a warning for prospective job-seekers: Pay close attention to the jobs you might be applying for.
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Project Facelift aims to beautify Rockford neighborhood

Project Facelift brings together about a dozen Rockford organizations including Kids Around the World, CCS Youth Build, Engage, and a variety of churches. More>>

IED found in downtown Springfield

Police in the Illinois capital are trying to find who put an improvised explosive device in downtown. More>>

Rockford man faces aggravated criminal sexual assault charges

A Rockford man faces an aggravated criminal sexual assault charge and other charges after being discovered by a Loves Park police officer with a teenager in a motel room. More>>

Joe Bruscato talks to Haskell students about bullying

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato gave an important message to students at Haskell Elementary — don't bully. More>>

Beloit baby's mother, father say they were given 'pain pills' before kidnapping

The mother and father of a Beloit baby testify they were given "pain pills" by Kristen Smith, before authorities say Smith kidnapped the infant and made an ill-fated attempt to escape with the child. More>>

Janesville Police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspects

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The Janesville Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying suspects in an armed robbery at the Baymont Inn, located at 616 Midland Road.
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Wisconsin schools want to stick with Common Core

Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker's recent statement asking the state Legislature to repeal Common Core. More>>

Hamas spokesman denies group is proposing cease-fire

A spokesman for Hamas is rejecting the claim by a senior PLO official who said he was speaking in the name of Hamas when he proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
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Rockford gas prices continue to fall

According to GasBuddy.com, it's down over a nickel just over the past week.
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Judge orders fitness test for inmate who escaped Elgin mental health facility

A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility. More>>

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  • 35 employers to attend Freeport job fair

    35 employers to attend Freeport job fair

    Job seekers are invited to attend the Freeport Area Career Fair where more than 35 employers, staffing agencies and training providers will be. The job fair will run 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Community College.Employment opportunities are available in manufacturing, health care, customer service, logistics, clerical, sales and other job sectors. Employers include: — Bi-State Point of Sale Solutions— Colony Brands— FHN— Fitness Lifestyles— German American State Bank— Illinois Army Nati...More >>
    Job seekers are invited to attend the Freeport Area Career Fair where more than 35 employers, staffing agencies and training providers will be. The job fair will run 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Community College.Employment opportunities are available in manufacturing, health care, customer service, logistics, clerical, sales and other job sectors. Employers include: — Bi-State Point of Sale Solutions— Colony Brands— FHN— Fitness Lifestyles— German American State Bank— Illinois Army Nati...More >>
  • Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance travelled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover. NASA project manager John Callas says Opportunity was only intended to drive about 1 kilometer and was not designed for distance. He says the rover has driven farther than any other wheele...More >>
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance travelled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover. NASA project manager John Callas says Opportunity was only intended to drive about 1 kilometer and was not designed for distance. He says the rover has driven farther than any other wheele...More >>
  • Rockford Public Library needs your help to find new executive director

    Rockford Public Library needs your help to find new executive director

    The Rockford Public Library has started its process of finding a new executive director.More >>
    The Rockford Public Library has started its process of finding a new executive director. More >>
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    Top of Your Class

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    Teacher of the Week

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    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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