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UPDATE: Suspect caught in deadly Rockford shooting Video included

The Rockford Police Department announced the arrest of the man involved in a deadly shooting on the city's east side. More>>

UPDATE: Kristen Smith found guilty of kidnapping Beloit baby Kayden Powell

A jury panel in federal court has found Kristen Smith guilty of kidnapping. More>>

Protestors rally at McDonald's for higher wages

Several people rallied today outside of the McDonald's on Auburn Street in Rockford. More>>

Police: Man pulled over for going 92 mph was 'late for work'

A man was in a hurry to get to work Thursday morning. Too much of a hurry, police said. More>>

Police: AC thefts on the rise in Loves Park area Video included

Loves Park Police have reported several air conditioner thefts recently. More>>

USDA official tours Rockford facility serving summer meals to children

An official with the United States Department of Agriculture came to Rockford to see how the summer food program is working. More>>

Area payday loan companies fined by state agency

Several local payday agencies have been fined by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
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Practice Velocity expands in old Machesney Park Mall

Come fall, a Machesney Park development that has been an eyesore to residents will get a makeover. More>>

Shooting in office building in Chicago leaves CEO gravely injured

Chicago Police say a man who was demoted last week returned to work today and shot the CEO in the head. The man then took his own life. More>>

Rockford business offers 'princess lessons' for children Video included

Photo provided by Once Upon a Dream Princess Performances by Katie Photo provided by Once Upon a Dream Princess Performances by Katie

Princess Belle taught area girls their table manners today during princess lessons at Rockford's Once Upon a Dream Princess Performances by Katie. More>>

Belvidere woman sentenced to 7 years for drug charges

Crystal Cepeda, 27, pled guilty to Unlawful Delivery Within a 1,000 feet of a church, a Class X felony.
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Rockford's resident Swede talks about NBC'S 'Welcome to Sweden' show

A new NBC show is already creating a lot of buzz in two countries. More>>

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

The World Health Organization says the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history now has killed more than 700 people across West Africa.
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Homebuilt plane crashes in Wisconsin; 2 injured

Oshkosh authorities say a small plane crash has left two people injured. More>>

Lawmakers contemplate adding new motorcycle license class Video included

The road to getting a motorcycle license might change in Illinois. More>>

Nearly 100 jobs created after Rochelle railcar company expands

An expansion at a Rochelle railcar company means nearly 100 new jobs in the area. More>>

Police association files amended complaint against Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson

Terrence Peterson, president of the Police Benevolent and Protective Association, and various other past and current Rockford Police officers have filed an amended complaint against Epperson.
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Police search for cellphone store robbers

Police in Rockford are on the hunt for two people involved in the robbery of a cellphone store on the city's northeast side. More>>

McHenry mail carrier wins $1 million on Illinois Lottery ticket

Every morning, this United States Postal Service employee stops at the store to buy a drink and sometimes a Lottery ticket. More>>

Wisconsin highway closed due to fatal wreck

The Rock County Sheriff's Office reported a deadly accident on Highway 81 Wednesday afternoon. More>>

AARP helps people avoid identity theft

Protecting identities was the focus on an AARP meeting in Rockford. More>>

Residents enjoy Rockford Park District's entertainment series

The fun continues at Sinnissippi Park Music Shell as dozens of residents come out to enjoy the Sounds of Summer. More>>

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  • Wagman impresses in Snappers debut

    Wagman impresses in Snappers debut

    The Beloit offense provided plenty of run support for Joey Wagman’s impressive debut on the mound, as the Snappers cruised to an 11-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night.More >>
    The Beloit offense provided plenty of run support for Joey Wagman’s impressive debut on the mound, as the Snappers cruised to an 11-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night.More >>
  • Aviators beat Wild Things on the road

    Aviators beat Wild Things on the road

    The baseball looked as big as a beach ball to Dusty Robinson tonight as the right fielder tallied five RBIs, a season high for an Aviators player, as the Rockford Aviators defeated the Washington Wild Things 10-6.More >>
    The baseball looked as big as a beach ball to Dusty Robinson tonight as the right fielder tallied five RBIs, a season high for an Aviators player, as the Rockford Aviators defeated the Washington Wild Things 10-6.More >>
  • NIU adds Utah to future football schedule

    NIU adds Utah to future football schedule

    The University of Utah will become the first Pac-12 Conference football team to play in Huskie Stadium when the Utes and Northern Illinois University Huskies kick off a home-and-home series in DeKalb on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Thursday. More >>
    The University of Utah will become the first Pac-12 Conference football team to play in Huskie Stadium when the Utes and Northern Illinois University Huskies kick off a home-and-home series in DeKalb on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Thursday. More >>
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    Top of Your Class

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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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