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Minimum wage workers, state lawmakers clash on fair pay, taxes Video included

The battle over raising minimum wage hits our community Thursday. More>>

Hidden in the Hops: Local brewing industry thriving

Hidden in the Hops: Local brewing industry thriving Video included

Beer could become the new identity of the Rockford region. The industry is growing and so is the demand. More>>

Sycamore man's sentence reduced in crash that killed 11-year-old boy

A Kane County judge has reduced the sentence for a DeKalb County man convicted of aggravated DUI in the 2013 crash that killed 11-year-old Matthew Ranken of Sycamore.
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Freeport man pleads not guilty in girlfriend's murder

A Freeport man accused in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend pleads not guilty.  More>>

Great American Cleanup starts this weekend

This weekend, you can help make the greater Rockford area a better and cleaner place to live. The annual Great American Cleanup starts Saturday, April 26.It's an anti-litter campaign that people across the world participate in. Last year more than 1,000 people in the Rockford area pitched in to pick up trash and plant trees. There are cleanups happening all across northern Illinois. Click Here for more information on helping the Great American Cleanup in your area. More>>

Open mic event wraps up RVC's push against racism Video included

Rock Valley College has been hosting events throughout the week to take a stand against racism, wrapping things up with an open mic at the Stenstrom Center Thursday afternoon. More>>

Rockford event pushes for nursing home bill of rights Video included

The Health Care Council of Illinois hosted an event in Rockford Thursday to call for the creation of a bill of rights for nursing home residents. More>>

Spring corn planting gets slow start in Illinois Video included

Corn farmers in Illinois and other key grain states are off to a sluggish start. More>>

North Boone CUSD launches Special Olympics Young Athletes program Video included

Students in North Boone CUSD 200 put their athletic skills to the test during the Special Olympics Young Athletes program Thursday. More>>

Beloit man arrested for 7th OWI after crash

A 44-year-old Beloit man was arrested Wednesday for his seventh Operating While Intoxicated offense. More>>

Westbound traffic on I-90 shifting to eastbound side

The $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is continuing with a shift of westbound traffic to the eastbound side of the road between the Elgin Toll Plaza and I-39 in Rockford.Work on that stretch of road is 50 percent complete and work on the eastbound lanes was completed last year. More>>

Unemployment falls across Illinois, Rockford

Unemployment rates fell last month in ten of 12 metropolitan areas in Illinois, and one of the larger decreases happened in Rockford. More>>

Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

Health officials say measles is up — again — in the United States. More>>

Freeport man gets 51 months for tax fraud

A 32-year-old Freeport man was sentenced Wednesday to 51 months in federal prison for the preparation of fraudulent federal income tax returns. More>>

TODAY'S TALK: Controversial gun bill passes in Georgia Video included

A controversial gun bill is making headlines in Georgia and around the country. More>>

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  • Cubs drop series finale to Diamondbacks

    Cubs drop series finale to Diamondbacks

    Mike Bolsinger earned his first major league win, pitching into the seventh inning and hitting an RBI single as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Thursday. More >>
    Mike Bolsinger earned his first major league win, pitching into the seventh inning and hitting an RBI single as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Thursday. More >>
  • White Sox split four game series in Detroit

    White Sox split four game series in Detroit

    Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Thursday. More >>
    Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Thursday. More >>
  • Toews named Selke finalist

    Toews named Selke finalist

    The National Hockey League announced today the finalists for the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy, given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game, naming Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, who won the award last season, as one of three players up for the award.More >>
    The National Hockey League announced today the finalists for the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy, given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game, naming Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, who won the award last season, as one of three players up for the award.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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    Teacher of the Week

    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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