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Rockford gas prices down again

Average prices fell more than 3 cents per gallon, averaging $3.46 across much of the area, according to GasBuddy.com.
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Construction underway for Winnebago County 9/11 memorial

Construction is underway for Winnebago County's 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial. The memorial is being built along West State Street and Kilburn Avenue in downtown Rockford. More>>

Terence Doddy requests new judge in murder case

The man accused of killing two people in our area, Terence Doddy, has requested a new judge in his case.
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Rauner continues push for Illinois term limits

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's continuing his efforts to impose term limits on Illinois legislators. More>>

Rochelle Police looking for suspects in retail theft

The Rochelle Police Department is looking for two suspects in a retail theft that occurred July 14 at Walmart, 311 East Route 38. More>>

7 arrested in Rockford street crimes detail

Seven women were arrested Sunday during an undercover operation conducted by the Rockford Police Department.
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YMCA cardio center re-opens after equipment upgrades

The I.D. Pennock Family YMCA Cardio Center is open again after being closed to upgrade its cardio equipment.
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Firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire in Winnebago County

Firefighters and emergency crews responded Monday to a two-alarm corn crib fire off of Centerville Road in Winnebago County. More>>

Tips on how to stay safe when temperatures soar

The American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe during the summer heat. More>>

Grant will help fund computer literacy program for adults with developmental disabilities

A grant awarded to Malcolm Eaton Enterprises will help fund a computer literacy program for adults with developmental disabilities. More>>

Obama voices concern about casualties in Gaza

President Barack Obama on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire.
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Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border. More>>

Quinn OKs cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will allow minors with epilepsy to use medical marijuana.
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Toddler electrocuted in 'tragic accident' on family's RV

DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- The accidental electrocution last month of a 3-year-old Illinois boy was caused by current from an improperly grounded family camper.
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Rockford aldermen delay voting on controversial items; residents getting impatient

More delay at Rockford city council as two controversial items get laid over again. More>>

5 people killed in crashes on I-55 near Chicago

Illinois State Police is reporting five people were killed in accidents involving trucks and autos on Interstate 55 south of Chicago in Will County. More>>

Loves Park City leaders pass a TIF district to bring back business

After roughly a decade, a cluster of abandoned buildings in Loves Park could soon see business. More>>

Motion to dismiss complaint against Chief Epperson struck down

A complaint against the Rockford Chief of Police moves forward. More>>

UPDATE: Injured train crew members released from hospital

A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says three locomotives and several railcars on a southbound train have derailed in Wisconsin. More>>

Peoria packer recalls beef jerky

Beef jerky sold out of Peoria is being recalled for lack of inspection.
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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.
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Turmoil in Israel affects Rockford family with ties to the area

An Auburn High School graduate is studying in a suburb of Jerusalem, just about an hour and a half from the attacks in Gaza. More>>

2 men arrested after home invasion in Sterling

Two men have been arrested and one male suspect is still being sought after a weekend home invasion in Sterling.
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Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East, as the civilian death toll in the conflict has sharply escalated.
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UPDATE: Beloit Police identify victim in weekend homicide

The victim from a weekend homicide in Beloit has been identified. More>>

Rockford psychiatric clinic to close doors this fall

Come fall, a Rockford psychiatric clinic will close its doors.The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is closing its psychiatric clinic September 30th. More>>

Janesville police make arrest after stabbing

Sunday around 1:40 a.m. Janesville police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 300 block of W. Van Buren Street. More>>

Rockford KFC falls victim to robbery

A Rockford restaurant falls victim to robbery and the suspect is still on the loose. More>>

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  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:22:05 GMT
    About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.More >>
    Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.More >>
  • Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

    Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:21:50 GMT
    A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that...More >>
    A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could...More >>
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:12:44 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...More >>
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...More >>
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