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Electricity rates to go up in Rockford, Loves Park

The cities of Rockford and Loves Park are contracting with a new electricity supplier beginning in September.
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Driver charged in wreck on I-55 that killed four people

A semi-truck driver involved in a Will County crash that killed four people has been charged.
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Rockford woman to accept humanitarian award

A Rockford woman who has dedicated her life to helping others gets a special honor for her good deeds. More>>

Rockford city leaders discuss idea to help local students with college tuition Video included

A promise to help with tuition for a promise to go to college in the community. More>>

Magic Waters hits record high number of guests for summer

The hottest day of the summer brings in a season high attendance at Magic Waters in Rockford. More>>

Dogs could be in danger of a deadly disease while digging around

Your dog's love for exploring could lead to some health problems down the road.
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Pothole problem on the decline

This time last year the Rockford region saw 50% more potholes, despite the recent harsh winter. More>>

Machesney Park man arrested for aggravated battery of a child

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Belvidere Police have arrested a man for aggravated battery of a child. A 7-month-old child remains in critical condition.
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$1B construction program will fund resurfacing for parts of I-39

A $1 billion highway construction program for the state includes money to resurface a portion of Interstate 39. More>>

US Appeals Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care subsidies

Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. More>>

Purple Heart sent to Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times

The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.
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Major US airlines suspend flights to Israel

The FAA has told major U.S. airlines that all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel are prohibited for 24 hours after a rocket fired from Gaza exploded near Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday. More>>

Lee County adds more murder charges against Terence Doddy

Prosecutors in Lee County have added 16 more charges against Terence Doddy, who is accused of two recent area murders. More>>

Kerry: Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas won't be enough

The immediate goal is a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas — but Secretary of State John Kerry says, "Just reaching a cease-fire is clearly not enough."
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Cooling sites available for summer heat

Cooling sites will be available in Winnebago and Boone counties for relief from the summer heat. More>>

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Genetic researchers say they've made progress that could someday offer more hope to people with schizophrenia.
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