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Charges against 7 Hells Angels members dismissed

Charges seven members of Hells Angels have been dismissed, according to Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato.
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Jo Daviess sheriff warns of phone scams

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of two phone scams currently occurring in the area.
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Join WREX Friday at City Market for community Ice Bucket Challenge

It's the social media phenomenon sweeping the country while raising awareness and money to help fight ALS. On Friday, WREX invites you to Rockford's City Market to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge! More>>

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus in Winnebago County

A mosquito pool found in Machesney Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Winnebago County Health Department.
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Freeport's Homecoming parade going candy free

Freeport's big Homecoming parade is going candy-free.
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Where to find vendors at City Market

So where can you find your favorite City Market vendors that were once on top of the parking ramp? Not to worry, City Market has extended its vendor area on both sides of Water Street. More>>

Unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of Illinois' pension law.
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Obama's vacations in line with US average

President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do. More>>

State Board of Elections to certify Nov. 4 ballot

The Illinois State Board of Elections is meeting to certify the Nov. 4 ballot.
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Drakkar Malone jailed after deadly crash

Drakkar Malone, 25 of Rockford, has been booked in the Winnebago County Jail.
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IDOT cuts positions following questions on hiring

The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices. More>>

Some violent crimes down in Rockford since task force formed

Hard work is paying off for the Winnebago County Violent Task Force. Members say several crimes in Rockford are down this year compared to last since they formed the group.
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Rockford schools look for community members for a new committee

Rockford schools are about to go through a big change, but before those changes move forward there's an important step. More>>

Hot classrooms could be issue on first day of school

Half of all Rockford Public School students will return to class Monday with no running air conditioning in their rooms. More>>

Epperson hearing delayed after defense attorney hurts back

The hearing for Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson is postponed, after his attorney says he injured his back. More>>

Annual breast cancer walk hosts kick-off event Video included

One step at a time. That's how thousands of people will help the fight against breast cancer in October. More>>

Coreyon Brown pleads guilty to violent home invasion Video included

Coreyon Brown, 19, pleaded guilty to charges related to two violent home invasions that occurred last spring in the Rockford area.
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UPDATE: Suspects identified in armed robbery, car crash

Cherry Valley Police say two men are in custody after crashing a car into the Menards' parking lot off Perryville Rd. More>>

Amboy School District dismissing early due to heat

Amboy School District 272 will dismiss at 2:20 today because of excessive heat.
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