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Shooting investigation on Sablewood Drive in Rockford

Rockford Police are on the scene of  another shooting on the 3300 block of Sablewood Drive.


Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers Video included


Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. More>>

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UPDATE: Child shot, killed in Rockford

Rockford Police are on the scene of a shooting. They are investigating near the 1600 block of 16th St.


An inside look at Project: Tornado Video included

The 13 Weather Authority visits local schools to teach severe weather safety, and to have students learn more about how tornadoes work.


Shooting on RHA property sends one man to the hospital

Detectives are interviewing the victim and witnesses to try to piece together what happened. 


New owners consider demolition of Clock Tower Resort

The new owners of Rockford's Clock Tower Resort have this summer to figure out what they're going to do with the condemned hotel. 


Illinois lawmakers sound off on tax hike and balancing the budget Video included

State democrats pass a $5 billion tax increase on Illinois residents along with a budget; but with no cuts or reforms, Republicans call it a straight up tax hike.


County Board Chairman Haney lists requirements needed for ICE detention center

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Hundreds of people showed up to forum over the past two weeks to learn more about a possible immigrant detention center in Winnebago County. 


Driver pleads guilty to deadly hit-and-run crash

The woman accused of being the driver in a deadly hit-and-run crash in 2015 pleaded guilty in court Wednesday.  


Two dead after crash in McHenry County Wed. morning

Two men are dead after a two vehicle accident in McHenry County Wednesday.  


Volunteer recognized for her work with Boone County inmates

The Boone County Sheriff's Office recognized one volunteer's achievements during an event Tuesday. 


Oregon approves zoning request for jail

There are new developments with the proposed Ogle County Jail. 


South Beloit brewery looking to grow Video included

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A local brewer in South Beloit is looking to move up - and out of the garage.  


Day after Senate budget vote, GOP tries to push Rauner plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois General Assembly is back to work after the Senate approved a major spending package.


Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level Video included


An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. More>>

Winnebago County residents ask questions about immigrant detention center Video included

More than a hundred people show up at a forum Tuesday night to get their questions answered about a possible immigrant detention center in Winnebago County.


Veterans recognized at Lifescape Community Services center Video included

Lifescape Community Services provides older adults in northwestern Illinois nutritious meals and more in its Adult Day Program.  


Rockford health systems debate over proposed SwedishAmerican expansion Video included

SwedishAmerican's bid to expand its campus went before the state's regulatory board this afternoon. 


Man who killed Rockford lawyer sentenced to natural life in prison

The man found guilty of shooting and killing his lawyer almost a decade ago will spend natural life in prison. 


13 News tours the Grove at Keith Creek in Rockford Video included

The Grove at Keith Creek, formerly known as South Newtown, is expected to open later this summer. Rockford Housing Authority says about 30 of the 43 units designated for RHA residents are placed so far. 


Trump condemns against 'wicked ideology' behind terror


President Donald Trump offered his condolences in the wake of a deadly concert explosion, condemning the "evil losers" behind the attack and calling on "civilized nations" to work for peace. More>>

Clearly Canadian is back, in retail stores nationwide

The beverage made popular in the 1990's is back!


Heavy rain has corn farmers what will become of their crops

Heavy rainfall across much of Illinois late last month has left many corn farmers wondering what will become of their crops. More>>

Tricky, unpopular budget at crux of Senate 'grand bargain'

The Illinois Senate's "grand bargain" budget compromise comes down to three pieces of legislation. More>>

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'


Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks told police he was 'hearing voices'. More>>

Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up


Despite some safety improvements, bullying, violent crime and sexual assault on campuses remain a problem. More>>

Miss District of Columbia crowned as Miss USA


Miss District of Columbia wins 2017 edition of Miss USA. More>>

Chicago woman charged with murder in car-slamming death

Authorities in Chicago say a 24-year-old woman has been charged with murder after allegedly slamming an 18-year-old woman into a tree with her car after an argument. More>>

Dozens call in sick at Cook Jail on Mother's Day

It seems correctional officers at the Chicago jail feel strongly about spending time with their moms. More>>

Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead


Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an Ohio village and two nursing home employees. More>>

Chicago police officer shot, wounded in West Side incident

Authorities say a Chicago police officer has been shot in an incident on the city's West Side. More>>

Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder Video included


President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey throws a huge cloud of doubt over the bureau's investigation into allegations of Trump campaign ties to Russia. More>>

Brief tornado touchdown in central Illinois damages trees

Authorities say a tornado briefly touched down in a rural area of central Illinois. More>>

Illinois senators OK state-funded abortion coverage

A measure expanding public financing for abortions in Illinois is headed to the governor after Senate approval. More>>

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