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First Free Rockford raises money for Tabitha Centers

Breaking the cycle of human trafficking worldwide, that's the goal of a Rockford church.


Rockford Police give elementary students high five, encouragement

Rockford Police were back on patrol at elementary schools Tuesday.


RPS 205 high schools see success with academy program

Getting kids ready for life, that's the goal of the Academy Program at the Rockford High Schools. But after five years, are these schools getting results? 


Village of Winnebago to move forward with plan to build hotel

Cheryl Woolever says she's seen many changes throughout the years in the Village of Winnebago.   


Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome' Video included


Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'. More>>

Breaking with conservatives, Illinois governor will sign immigration bill

A spokeswoman says Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities.  


Rock County to get $150K for sale of sex offenders property

Rock County will cash in after selling the property of a convicted sex offender.


Can you keep your solar eclipse glasses for 2024?

The Great American Eclipse is over — so what do you do with your coveted safety glasses? 


Local teachers up for Illinois "Teacher of the Year"

Two local educators are in the running for Illinois Teacher of the Year. 


LIHEAP applications to begin October 1

The State of Illinois has announced that it will begin accepting applications for winter heating assistance for seniors and people with disabilities beginning October 1. 


Rockford man facing federal bank robbery charges

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A Rockford man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an armed bank robbery that occurred inside a grocery store earlier this summer.  


Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain Video included


American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker. More>>

25 years later, authorities press for help in Zywicki case

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LaSalle, Ill. (AP) -- A quarter century since Iowa college student Tammy Zywicki was abducted in Illinois and found slain in Missouri, authorities again are asking for the public's help in trying to finally solve the case. 


Beloit College lists facts about class of 2021

This year's college freshmen were born in 1999, which makes them the last class to be born in the 20th century. And Beloit College's mindset list has a lot of us feeling pretty old.


Powerball jackpot hits $700 million

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is now up to $700 million, which is the second largest jackpot in the game's history.  


Rockford condemns hate speech during City Council meeting Monday night Video included

The Rockford City Council took a step towards condemning hate speech and white supremacy in the city during their meeting Monday night.  


Eclipse offers chance for extra science education Video included

The total solar eclipse offered more than just something to look at in the sky. Schools and Rockford Discovery Center all had viewing events and educational opportunities for those in attendance. 


Road work near Stillman Valley starts Tuesday

That work starts Tuesday on Route 72 from Stillman Valley to I-39.


Airport expansion brings new jobs to Rockford region Video included

New construction breaks ground at Chicago Rockford International Airport on Monday.  A $10.5 million dollar grant from the FAA will pay to update the passenger terminal and expand the airport's cargo apron. 


Solar Eclipse: Thousands fill Saluki Stadium in Carbondale

 About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse.  


The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end Video included


Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show. More>>

The Latest: Young Australian boy missing after van attack


French officials say 25 French nationals were injured in a van attack in Barcelona, and Australia says one of its citizens is unaccounted for. More>>

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'


Top US military officer: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'. More>>

Hastert officially no longer in custody; probation begins

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement. More>>

The Latest: Illinois school chiefs oppose funding veto

The Latest on Illinois House debate over public school funding legislation (all times local): More>>

Police: 3 arrested at Chicago anti-white supremacy protest

Police say three people were arrested during an anti-white supremacy protest outside a courthouse in Chicago. More>>

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats


North Korea say that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. More>>

$2M bond set for Chicago-area man in father's stabbing death

A judge has ordered a 22-year-old suburban Chicago man jailed under $2 million bond on charged he fatally stabbed his father over the weekend. More>>

The Latest: Intel CEO resigns from Trump business council


Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "too much has been read into" President Donald Trump's statement Saturday in the aftermath of violence at a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: 'Hahahaha love this'


A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment purportedly made by an officer "mocking" the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed one person and injured at least 19 others. More>>

Sheriff: 3 shot dead at Wisconsin auto racing event

A Wisconsin sheriff says three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event. More>>

Police: Hair stylist slain in Chicago stabbed over 40 times

Chicago police say a hair stylist slain last month was stabbed more than 40 times with "lacerations and mutilations" to his upper body. More>>

North Korea outlines plan to launch missiles toward Guam Video included


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea, including to the U.S. territory of Guam. More>>

Governor to officially open 2017 Illinois State Fair

Gov. Bruce Rauner is planning to cut the ribbon to open the 2017 Illinois State Fair . More>>

Senate to take up Rauner school-funding veto Sunday

The Illinois Senate will meet Sunday to deal with Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding measure. More>>

1 dead, 6 hurt after gunmen open fire along Chicago street

Police say several gunmen opened fire on a group of people standing on a Chicago sidewalk, killing one and wounding six others. More>>

Friend charged after Illinois teen girl's mom shot to death

Charges have been filed against a 15-year-old northern Illinois girl accused of helping conceal her friend's killing of her mother. More>>

More officers in Chicago police department get body cameras

Chicago's police department is moving closer to its goal of issuing body cameras to every patrol officer in the city.


Wisconsin top Republicans largely silent on Trump comments

Wisconsin's top Republicans have been largely silent on President Donald Trump's defiant blaming of "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia.    But at least one Democrat is calling for Trump to be removed from office.    Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore said Tuesday that Republicans and Democrats should unite and remove Trump from office. Her comments came shortly after Trump voiced support for... More>>

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