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Machesney Park man arrested for aggravated battery of a child

Belvidere Police have arrested a man for aggravated battery of a child. A 7-month-old child remains in critical condition.
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Pothole problem on the decline

This time last year the Rockford region saw 50% more potholes, despite the recent harsh winter. More>>

Electricity rates to go up in Rockford, Loves Park

The cities of Rockford and Loves Park are contracting with a new electricity supplier beginning in September.
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$1B construction program will fund resurfacing for parts of I-39

A $1 billion highway construction program for the state includes money to resurface a portion of Interstate 39. More>>

US Appeals Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care subsidies

Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. More>>

Purple Heart sent to Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times

The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.
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Major US airlines suspend flights to Israel

The FAA has told major U.S. airlines that all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel are prohibited for 24 hours after a rocket fired from Gaza exploded near Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday. More>>

Lee County adds more murder charges against Terence Doddy

Prosecutors in Lee County have added 16 more charges against Terence Doddy, who is accused of two recent area murders. More>>

Kerry: Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas won't be enough

The immediate goal is a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas — but Secretary of State John Kerry says, "Just reaching a cease-fire is clearly not enough."
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Cooling sites available for summer heat

Cooling sites will be available in Winnebago and Boone counties for relief from the summer heat. More>>

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Genetic researchers say they've made progress that could someday offer more hope to people with schizophrenia.
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  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:21 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...More >>
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...More >>
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:14 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...More >>
    Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.More >>
  • GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

    GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:03 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...More >>
    Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia's Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue.More >>
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