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4 family members of suspected killer plead not guilty

Four family members of Hand Son, the man believed to have killed his estranged wife and her boyfriend, plead not guilty to a series of charges in court Thursday, according to the Rockford Register Star. 

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Byron business goes up in flames

Officials are on scene at "The Cave Bar & Grill," in Byron for a fire. Details are limited at this this time, but multiple crews are on scene for this blaze. Heavy smoke has been seen coming from the building. 

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Boone County Fair receives long awaited state funding

The Boone County Fair is one of the most successful fairs in the state of Illinois. However, Boone County Fair board members say they have been waiting for nearly $85,000 in state funding since November of 2017.

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Rockford Sharefest announces Lockwood Park as 2018 summer project

Historic Lockwood Park, a Rockford Park District property, will be the center of attention for Rockford Sharefest volunteers this summer. 

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Sen. Sam McCann launches independent campaign for Illinois governor

A Republican state senator has announced an independent run for Illinois governor.

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Illinois to start program to boost retirement savings

Illinois will soon begin a program requiring many employers to help create voluntary retirement-savings plans for employees and offer automatic payroll deductions.

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Roscoe sees housing shortage, more new homes on the way

If you're looking for a home to buy in Roscoe, your list of houses to choose from is pretty slim. But, leaders say that list should grow soon. 

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ACLU puts Hononegah High School on notice for discriminating against a student's rights

Hononegah High School has been put on notice by the ACLU for what the organization says is discrimination against a student's right.

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YMCA Heritage Run Returns to Rockford

For over 30 years the YMCA Heritage run has taken over downtown Rockford, and now you can get in on the fun. 

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Marc Mongan accepts plea deal in the death of Megan Wells

The man accused of killing a woman while driving a boat drunk on the Rock River has accepted a plea deal.  

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Warmer weather expected into next week

It will start feeling more Spring-like after a cold stretch of weather. You can expect a dry and a warming trend into next week, with temperatures climbing into the 60's into next week.

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Two people arrested for selling drugs near a school

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Rockford Police say that two people have been arrested after a search warrant finds drugs inside an apartment near a school. 

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Rockford home sales sees highest pace in 12 years

Rockford home sales soared in March, with a typical home coming off of the market in just 64 days. 

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Raul Castro had left Cuba's presidency

Raul Castro has passed Cuba's presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of someone outside the Castro family for the first time in nearly six decades.

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Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

Not just anybody can come onto the floor of the Senate - not even babies. Prompted by the first sitting senator with a newborn, the Senate has decided to allow the babies of its members into the chamber, but not before some coaxing. Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a daughter on April 9. Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar says private assurances that babies wouldn't disrupt the Senate were offered to members of both parties. Still, there were reservations. Kansas Republ... More>>

23rd anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

The bombing killed 168 people and left hundreds more injured.  

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Family reaches settlement in fatal Ohio State Fair case

Receiving over one million dollars after son was killed when a ride broke in 2017. 

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Dairy Haus makes most of cold weather

A popular Ice Cream Shop is issuing an apology for causing unseasonably cold weather.

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Rochelle hospice program gets some TLC

Stateline Hospice group known for providing TLC to its patients gets some TLC of its own. 

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New report measures air quality in U.S. and in the Stateline

The air we breathe is unhealthy for millions of Americans. And it's getting worse.  

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Rock County Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

You missed jury duty and now there's a warrant out for your arrest. That's a phone call people in Rock County are getting and it's a scam.

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Slippery roads tonight as light snow moves in

Slushy conditions are possible as light snow falls throughout the early portions of Wednesday night.

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Janesville man found guilty of running a meth lab

A Janesville man is found guilty of running a meth lab.

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Dixon Police searching for Walmart theft suspects

The Dixon Police Department needs your help finding two people who stole from the Walmart in Dixon. 

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Study: Illinois ranks 18th in black homicide victimization Video included

A new study released Wednesday by the Violence Policy Center unveils in-depth information on the black homicide victimization rate in Illinois. 

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New data shows home visiting programs are working Video included

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato says home visiting programs are making a difference in Rockford. But, what are they and how do they work? 

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Janesville Police need help locating man accused in Blackhawk Credit Union armed robbery

Janesville Police say they need your help in finding the person they say is responsible for an armed robbery to a Blackhawk Credit Union. 

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Bon-Ton Stores announces bankruptcy, Bergner's stores set to close

All of the Bergner's locations across the country are set to close after Bon-Ton Stores announced bankruptcy on Tuesday.  A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled for today to approve the sale and liquidation details. 

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Driver expected to be OK after one vehicle rollover crash on I-90 Video included

Officials responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on I-90 this morning.  

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Rockford woman arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat

A Rockford woman is arrested after calling in a fake bomb threat. Officials say on April 12th, around 12:45 in the morning, Rockford Police was called to the area of Buckbee Street and Garden Court for a bomb threat. 

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Unlawful use of a weapon arrest in Rockford

A Rockford man is arrested for unlawful use of a weapon.  Rockford Police SCOPE Officers were in the area of Lyle Street and Sawyer Road on April 17th, around 7:15 p.m. when they saw a suspicious man.  

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Rockford man arrested for parole violation

Rockford Police say they have arrested a man they've been searching for since last week. 

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League of Women Voters host forum on property tax funding for local schools

What impact do your property taxes have on local schools? Some folks in Loves Park found out Tuesday night.

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Tammy Duckworth looks to make senate floor more family friendly

After giving birth a few weeks ago, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth is looking to change a long standing Senate rule. 

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Goodwill urges planting on Earth Day

Goodwill looks to help give back to the earth on Earth Day.

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Boone County joins initiative against texting and driving

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is participating in the Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign. 

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Meeting held to decide new Rockford Public Library design

Local architects hosted a brainstorming session about what features the community wants to see at the library.

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UPDATE: 1 person dead after Southwest Airlines flight with engine failure makes emergency landing

Firefighters could be seen surrounding Dallas-bound flight 1380 after it landed safely, helping assist passengers getting off. 

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First responders learn latest in major emergency planning Video included

Collaborating to keep you safe—local first responders learn the latest in emergency planning.

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Rockford nurse and mother reunite on The Doctors Video included

A mom and a Rockford nurse have a special reunion on national TV.

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Plea deal offered to Marc Mongan extended an extra 48 hours Video included

An Ogle County man accused of killing a woman while driving his boat drunk on the Rock River has 48 hours to consider a plea deal. 

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Bruscato lobbies for more state funding to fight opioid epidemic Video included

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato is headed to Springfield tomorrow to lobby for continued and expanded funding that will help fight the opioid epidemic here in the Stateline. 

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Fleet Feet and Rockford Park District team up to reforest Forest City Video included

Earth Day is right around the corner and to celebrate the Rockford Park District is teaming up with a local business to plant a little pride in Forest City.  

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Rockford customers react to Starbucks racial bias training announcement

Several customers say they stop for at a Starbucks for cup of coffee on a regular basis, but they say they can live without it for one day.  

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at the age of 92

A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.

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Taxpayers get 1-day extension due to IRS glitch

The agency announced that individuals and businesses with a filing or payment that was due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday.

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Four men arrested after major drug investigation

A multi-department investigation, spanning two states, leads to the arrest of four people on multiple drug and weapons charges. 

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NIU and AFSCME reach tentative agreement on a new contract

Northern Illinois University and AFSCME 1890 announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. 

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Boys & Girls Club of Rockford receives $5,000 donation

The Boys & Girls Club of Rockford has received a $5,000 donation courtesy of U.S. Cellular, STEM, Clifford "Chip" Stoner, 

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Wintry Mix Possible Wednesday

Your 13 Weather Authority Team is tracking another wave of wintry precipitation for Wednesday. There could be a rain/snow mix by Wednesday evening; watch out for slick roads.

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Law enforcement social media posts showing support for fallen Rockford Police officer

Here you will find a collection of social media posts from the law enforcement community showing support for Officer Cox and the Rockford Police Department. 

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Freeport Food Drive going on Friday

The 4th annual Freeport Food Drive will be held on Friday, November 3 from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m.  

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Sleet, snow, and rain strike Stateline Wednesday

Sleet earlier today and light snow tonight may create slippery and slushy roads at times Wednesday evening and night.

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