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Cases of enterovirus 68 suspected in Wisconsin

A respiratory virus sending children to the hospital has reached Wisconsin.
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Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program because it includes a secret process for deciding who may grow and sell the drug.
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Oregon emergency responders' quick work fixes gas main break

Emergency responders in Oregon made quick work this afternoon fixing a gas main broken by a construction crew. More>>

Report: 12 drugs send the most children to ER for accidental overdoses Video included

According to a new report, more than 70,000 children are taken to emergency rooms every year because they accidentally overdose on a medication.
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Rockford Health System to hold car seat safety check event

Rockford Health System will hold a car seat safety check event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
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Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.
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Wisconsin teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

A high school teacher is charged in Brown County with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. More>>

Wisconsin needs $760 million more for Medicaid

The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program.
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Wine tasting event to be held to raise breast cancer awareness

A simple breast cancer screening could save your life — and one group wants to make sure everyone has access to that technology.
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USDA: Rain, cold hampering Illinois corn harvest

Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have put farmers behind schedule in bringing their corn in from the fields, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
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Illinois farm-related deaths increase during past year

Farm-related deaths in Illinois have increased in the past year after experiencing record lows in the previous year. More>>

One person injured in Elgin house explosion

One person is in the intensive care unit at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin after a house explosion occurred last night at 1142 Morningside Drive in Elgin.
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Dixon veteran could be one of the first guards at Thomson Prison Video included

Making sacrifices to do what you love. That's what one Rockford area army veteran is preparing for as he applies to a dream job; one he hasn't been able to find close to home. More>>

Rockford Police investigate shooting on city's west side

Rockford Police are investigating a shooting that happened before 8 p.m. on Auburn Street.
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FBI officials aiding Freeport investigation

13 News has learned the FBI is helping local authorities in Freeport on an investigation.
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Proposed Save-A-Lot grocery store has aldermen clashing Video included

Quality and quantity. Both factors have Rockford aldermen clashing over a proposed grocery store on the west side. More>>

Quinn pressures GOP challenger Rauner to release tax returns

Gov. Pat Quinn says his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner should release his full tax returns soon. More>>

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