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GiGi's Playhouse Rockford hosts Lemonade Days

GiGi's Playhouse Rockford is hosting its annual Lemonade Days this weekend throughout the Rockford area.

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PCI Pharma Services coming to Machesney Park

A new business is moving into the old J.C. Penney location in Machesney Park.

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West Nile virus found in Boone County

The Boone County Health Department says they've found the first mosquitoes which test positive for West Nile virus this year. 

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Man arrested for selling meth in Rock Falls

A man is arrested after a meth bust in Rock Falls. 

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"Plant a Row for the Hungry" now taking produce donations

Plant a Row for the Hungry has started taking produce donations for the summer. The produce is used to help feed the hungry in the community. 

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Vigil held in Freeport speaking out against President Trump

The vigil brought crowds of people out who say they're angry with the President for siding with Putin in Helsinki and denouncing U.S. intelligence that Russians interfered with the 2016 election. 

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Rockford Police investigating armed robbery to business

Rockford Police investigate an armed robbery overnight. 

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Final Strong Neighborhoods block party of the year held

The community came out to celebrate the final Strong Neighborhoods block party of the year on Wednesday. 

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Blood pressure medication recall impacts stateline patients

Despite the recall, some patients are being told to keep taking the medicine if they don't have an alternative. 

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Boone County approves solar farm project

The Boone County Board approved a new solar farm project on Wednesday. 

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New tenant for former J.C. Penney outlet in Machesney Park

A company makes a 5-year lease agreement to take over the old J.C. Penney Outlet space in Machesney Park. 

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Rain returns for the end of the week

Rain has been lacking so far this month with only 4 days measuring rainfall. That should change late this week with scattered showers and storms between Thursday and Saturday.

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Multiple school districts look to revamp training about suicide

When a student or faculty member dies of suicide, Kevin Polky, usually gets a call to come in.  "In the first year, we did 150 talks," he says.   He's the founder of Shatter Our Silence, a group aimed to educate and raise awareness about suicide. But, Polky says the calls he gets now have changed. He says roughly 10 districts from our area are calling and asking for help to revamp their programing about suicide.  "I would much rather reach out and have...

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Rockford Police say 40 percent of car thefts are preventable Video included

Forty percent of car thefts in Rockford are preventable, according to the Rockford Police Department.

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  • Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

    Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:52:30 GMT
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    (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old...(Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old...
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    Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies.More >>
  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.More >>
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.More >>
  • Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

    Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

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    A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted several people connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver of an SUV that crashed killing five of the 14 people inside.More >>
    A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted several people connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver of an SUV that crashed killing five of the 14 people inside.More >>
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