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Former Walker aide who spurred investigation dies

Former aide Thomas Nardelli, whose report of possible embezzlement led to a secret investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's Milwaukee County executive staff, has died.
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Ontario police: Justin Bieber charged with assault

Ontario Provincial Police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault.
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UPDATE: Cause of death released in fatal weekend crash Video included

A woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash near Rockton.Winnebago County Sheriff's police say it happened around noon Sunday in the 4800 block of Freeport Road. More>>

UPDATE: Cause of death released in Friday's fatal car crash

We now know more about who was involved in Friday's fatal car crash in Rockford. Plus, it turns out excessive speed wasn't the only factor.According to investigators, a blue minivan was driving too fast Friday afternoon on Kilburn Avenue. It lost control and rolled into a field near Collins Avenue. All three occupants were ejected. The driver, 40 year-old Jimmie Nelson of Rockford, died at the hospital. His two brothers were in the car with him. 55 year-old Dale Nelson and 53 year-old Donald ... More>>

UPDATE: Victim's cause of death released after crash on Mulford and Baxter Video included

Emergency officials are responding to a vehicle accident at Mulford and Baxter in Cherry Valley. More>>

Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional facilities are adequately prepared for emergencies.
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NIU to honor Brigham through athletes' uniforms

Northern Illinois University says its student athletes are honoring a former athletic director Robert J. Bringham by wearing his initials throughout the school year.
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State starts accepting medical marijuana requests

Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law.
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Local Muslims react to recent Middle Eastern Violence Video included

A rash of violence in the middle east is hitting close to home for some local Muslims.
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US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

Results from a new study show a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.
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In Milwaukee, Obama speaks of economic opportunity

President Barack Obama has arrived in Milwaukee, where he was greeted at the airport by Gov. Scott Walker and others.
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String of fatal Rockford area crashes contrasts with most statistics Video included

A difficult end to the holiday weekend for some families in the Rockford area as they lose loved ones in a string of car crashes across Winnebago County. More>>

Struggles to find work in Rockford could improve Video included

While most people enjoyed the day off on Labor Day, 18-year-old Nicole Martinez would have given anything to be at work. More>>

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  • UPDATE: Cause of death released in Friday's fatal car crash

    UPDATE: Cause of death released in Friday's fatal car crash

    We now know more about who was involved in Friday's fatal car crash in Rockford. Plus, it turns out excessive speed wasn't the only factor.According to investigators, a blue minivan was driving too fast Friday afternoon on Kilburn Avenue. It lost control and rolled into a field near Collins Avenue. All three occupants were ejected. The driver, 40 year-old Jimmie Nelson of Rockford, died at the hospital. His two brothers were in the car with him. 55 year-old Dale Nelson and 53 year-old Donald ...More >>
    We now know more about who was involved in Friday's fatal car crash in Rockford. Plus, it turns out excessive speed wasn't the only factor.According to investigators, a blue minivan was driving too fast Friday afternoon on Kilburn Avenue. It lost control and rolled into a field near Collins Avenue. All three occupants were ejected. The driver, 40 year-old Jimmie Nelson of Rockford, died at the hospital. His two brothers were in the car with him. 55 year-old Dale Nelson and 53 year-old Donald ...More >>
  • Lucha Cantina fights childhood hunger

    Lucha Cantina fights childhood hunger

    One in five kids in our community struggles with hunger — and one local business hopes to change that number.More >>
    One in five kids in our community struggles with hunger — and one local business hopes to change that number.More >>
  • Rockford man announces bid for 2016 presidential run

    Rockford man announces bid for 2016 presidential run

    Randall Counts is running in the 2016 election on the Independent ticket.More >>
    Randall Counts is running in the 2016 election on the Independent ticket.
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  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:31:41 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
    Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:12:11 GMT
    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.More >>
    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.More >>
  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:55:25 GMT
    A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.More >>
    Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.More >>
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