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UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in rollover accident on Rockford's west side

Police say a car accident has occurred on Collins and Kilburn avenues near Searls Park in Rockford.
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New Illinois law aims to protect those wrongfully accused of property crimes

Imagine winning a court case, but losing hundreds of dollars along the way. More>>

First football games of season met with bad weather, delays Video included

Stormy weather with heavy winds, rain and lightning has caused delays at area football games. 13 News will continue to bring you updates on how this weather will impact tonight's play. More>>

Poplar Grove woman faces heroin-related drug charges

Shameka D. Carr, 27, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, heroin. More>>

Man sentenced to 55 years on murder charges

Lorenzo Kent, Jr., was sentenced to 55 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in the May 2013 shooting death of Donmarquis Jackson.
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Rockford police warn of home repairs scam

Rockford Police warn the community about a home repair fraud happening around the city.
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Police seize heroin, drug paraphernalia from Rockford residence

Today Rockford Police seized cannabis, heroin, drug packaging materials and drug paraphernalia from a residence at 906 S. 5th St. after conducting a narcotics search warrant. More>>

State agency issues long-awaited 'fracking' rules

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released a long-awaited set of proposed rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois.
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Belvidere man faces charges in fatal hit-and-run

A Winnebago County grand jury has returned a two-count bill of indictment against Tyler McCullough, 22 of Belvidere, for failure to report an accident involving death after leaving the scene.
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White House: No change to US terror warnings

The White House does not expect the U.S. to raise its terrorism threat warning level.
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WREX Friday Football AM edition kicks off at Belvidere North

WREX kicked off the first Friday of football season at Belvidere North! More>>

Teacher contract approved for Meridian School District

A new contract for Meridian School District teachers is approved. More>>

Local gun ranges weigh in on children using guns

In Illinois, there is no law stopping a child from using a gun. More>>

A Rockford group that focuses on helping others receives a large donation

The Rockford Rescue Mission gets a big grant to help their cause. More>>

Farm organization to train farmers on sustainable agriculture

Stateline Farm Beginnings plans to train family farmers in October to focus solely on sustainable agriculture.
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Organization aims to fight addiction, overdoses in Rockford

Overdose deaths in Winnebago County have tripled since 2005. Tomorrow, one group works to reverse that trend. More>>

Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.
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Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily

The upfront cost of an I-PASS account for the Illinois Tollway system is getting cheaper.
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Illinois halts roadwork to speed Labor Day traffic

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it will suspend non-emergency roadwork over the Labor Day weekend to help reduce congestion and speed traffic.
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Machesney Park honors legacy of 'great guy'

A man known for his dedication to his friends, the community and the Chicago Cubs gets his own dedication.Bill Burkman was a longtime community activist. More>>

North Boone High gets big donation to help buy tech goods

North Boone High School gets a gift from the General Mills Foundation provides a $6,000 grant. More>>

YMCA wins grant for kids' food program Video included

The biggest after school program in our area just got some help giving kids healthy snacks.The YMCA's Kid's Time Program helps 1,300 families in Winnebago County with after school care. More>>

Dumpster puppies survive and thrive Video included

The odds a litter of puppies left in a Rockford dumpster would survive were slim. More>>

Friends mourn the death of victim after police chase led to a crash

The death of a Rockford area woman is raising questions: Could her death have been prevented? More>>

Rock Valley College announces partnership with Roehl Transport Video included

Roehl Transport says it will hire 40 Rock Valley College graduates in 2014 to fill professional truck driver openings.
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Police pursuit policies left up to local agencies

The decision to chase a suspect or not is a balancing act for police officers. Last week's high speed chase that ended with the death of Rockford resident Karen Williams has once again put this tough decision in the spotlight.
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Man charged with possession of heroin, stolen vehicle

Heroin, marijuana and a stolen vehicle were recovered after the Winnebago County Violent Task Force executed a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. at 3303 Greendale in Rockford.
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  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:30:45 GMT
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.More >>
    Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or...More >>
  • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:12:50 GMT
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...More >>
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...More >>
  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

    Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:49:49 GMT
    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.More >>
    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.More >>
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