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Winn. Co. investigators pull body out of Kishwaukee River

Winnebago County Sheriff's detectives pull a body out of the river in southeast Rockford. More>>

Easter services draw 10,000 to Rockford First

Easter services draw 10,000 to Rockford First

Between several services and egg hunts for the kids, Easter Sunday brought thousands into Rockford for the holiday.
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Natasha Cleary and sons remembered three years after their murders

Natasha Cleary and sons remembered three years after their murders Video included

It's been three years since someone killed two young Rockford boys and their mother. Their extended family remembers them through an annual walk along the Rock River.
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Deadly weekend in Chicago leaves 5 killed Video included

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It has been a deadly 24 hours in Chicago with five people dead and 16 others wounded. More>>

National Record Day celebrated at Culture Shock Video included

People around the area and around the country are celebrating vinyl. Its national Record Store Day. The event encourages people to visit independent record stores. More>>

Man with local ties attempting to climb Mt. Everest safe after avalanche Video included

Age is just a state of mind for one man with local ties. The 68-year-old American is trying to make it to the tallest point on earth. More>>

Illinois gets No Child Left Behind waiver

The United States Department of Education has granted the state of Illinois a waiver for No Child Left Behind. More>>

Fatal crash on I-39

A fatal crash on I-39 is under investigation by Illinois State Police. More>>

Life-saving overdose drug available but not in Rockford Video included

Two heroin overdoses within two hours of each other in Janesville spark concern. Janesville Police warn there might be a stronger batch in the Rockford-area. More>>

Illinois video gaming exclusion list in the works

Anti-gambling advocates want more people included on a possible state exclusion list. More>>

Former Dixon comptroller doesn't plan to appeal prison sentence

A convicted former Lee County bookkeeper won't try to reduce her 20-year prison sentence. More>>

Rockford Park District hosts annual egg hunt

It was an egg explosion at one Rockford park. Thousands of candy-filled eggs were up for grabs at Paige Park. More>>

High-tech hunt at Klehm Video included

A weekend of family fun activities kicks off at Klehm Arboretum with a high-tech hunt. Klehm put on a workshop to teach people how to geocache. More>>

UPDATED: Illinois sees spike in mumps cases Video included

Public health officials are investigating a recent spike in mumps cases reported in central Illinois. More>>

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  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...More >>
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...More >>
  • Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:19 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.More >>
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.More >>
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:44:27 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.More >>
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...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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    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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