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Investigation underway after a person is shot in Rockford Wednesday morning Video included

Police say they were called to the 2400 block of 25th Street after a report of someone being shot.

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Loves Park woman wins $250,000 in lottery

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A Stateline woman is excited after winning hundreds of thousands of dollars on a lotto ticket.  

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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

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Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory. More>>

Rochelle firefighters head to Oregon to help wildfire relief

As wildfires burn across the west, four stateline men do their part to help.  

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Two people robbed at a Walgreens in Rockford

Rockford Police have opened an investigation after two people were robbed at a Walgreens.  

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Person stabbed in Rockford late Wednesday night

Rockford Police say a person was walking home when he was stabbed in the face with a knife. 

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Bat Bites Increase in 2017

Winnebago County saw a big increase in patients bit by bats this year. 

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RFD Welcomes 2017 Recruiting Class Video included

RFD Welcomed 17 new recruits to it's ranks today. 

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Winnebago County Board to discuss budget proposal Thursday Video included

Winnebago County Chairman Frank Haney says budget cuts are an uncomfortable discussion, but a necessary one.  

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World War I tribute at Rockford Veterans Memorial Hall

Terry Dyer gave a presentation on the veterans from Winnebago County who fought in that war.

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Whitehead Elementary School in Rockford gets a new playground in a day

 First Free partnered  with Kids Around the World to make it happen.

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Students ideas for old Magna space may become a reality Video included

The building that was once home to the old Magna store has sat vacant for decades. Since then, the Miracle Mile group has tried to find the right developer to occupy the space. But now, upper level EMITT Academy students from Jefferson High School are trying to change that.  Ahead on 13 News at 5 and 6, we talk to those students about why they're getting involved and what else Miracle Mile is up to. 

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Stateline cycling community reacts after three bike crashes Video included

Three bicyclists have been hit by cars in the last two days here in the Stateline. That has some cycling groups stressing safety on the roads. 

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Two men shot in Rockford Wednesday afternoon Video included

Rockford Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon.  

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Kickstarter raises money for Stephenson County pet sanctuary in creative way Video included

Shelter Pets is an online store where you can buy stuffed animals based off real shelter animals around the country.

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Jo Davies County woman charged with murder in case of child's death

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Police in Jo Daviess County say a woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of a child.  

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Fire Dept. Coffee raises awareness, money for first responders with mental issues Video included

Fire Dept. Coffee is donating 20 percent of all online orders to the Rosecrance Florian program. It's to raise money and awareness of mental health issues many first responders face, like PTSD, depression and addiction.

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Rockford Police search for suspects in multiple investigations

The Rockford Police Department is asking for help from the public in find several suspects wanted for unrelated violent crimes or on drug charges. 

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Sheriff's Office: Suspect arrested after fleeing from deputies, crashing car

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Winnebago County authorities have arrested a suspect after they say he crashed his car trying to get away from police.  

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Shooting reported at downstate high school Video included

Students evacuate Mattoon High School (Credit: WAND-TV) Students evacuate Mattoon High School (Credit: WAND-TV)

MATTOON, Ill. - Emergency responders are on scene of a shooting at a downstate school. 

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UPDATE: Bicyclist dies in accident in Boone County

A man riding his bike has died from injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Boone County. 

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Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after crash in Roscoe

Roscoe Police say a bicyclist is in the hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a crash with a motor vehicle late Tuesday night.  

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