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Join us Friday for a special Rio-themed Rockford City Market

Join us Friday night for a special Rio Olympics-themed booth at Rockford City Market! The 13 WREX team is at City Market every Friday for our 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts, but over the next four weeks we will be there for the entirety of the market with a special Olympics theme. 


Rockford Art Deli honored with 'Illinois Made' award

A Rockford favorite is honored for making quality products right here in Illinois. 


River District Association: 'New' investors banking on downtown Rockford

A lot more new investors are stepping up to the plate to develop downtown Rockford.  That's the word from the River District Association's leaders. Thursday night, the non-profit that promotes business and residential growth downtown updated its members at Magpie.


Kryptonite's last concert July 30

Kryptonite is going out like many will remember it: Jam-packed with live music.  


New boat dock opens on Rock River in Rockford

The next time you travel on the Rock River by boat in Rockford you will likely see a new boat dock. The Rockford Park District opened a new dock on the Rock River Saturday evening. 


Pokemon Go gamers impacting local businesses in Rockford

One digital game sweeping the country is actually making a major impact in Rockford. Local businesses say Pokemon Go is bringing more people downtown - and they're not just playing games.


Library hosting town hall this month about downtown facility

You can have your say about the future downtown Rockford public library. It sits right along the Rock River now. The library wants to know what people think of what the potential new one should look like and where it should go. 


Sportscore Downtown construction reaches halfway point

Sportscore Downtown is more than halfway built.That's according to city officials who say the multi-million dollar construction project is 60 percent complete. More>>

City seeking input on downtown master plan

City of Rockford staffers were at City Market Friday night to take people's opinions on what's most important to them in downtown. More>>

Shop the Blocks to return to downtown Rockford

The River District Association, in a joint venture with the Element Rockford and the City of Rockford-Community and Economic Development, will be holding another Shop the Blocks to bring people downtown on Aug. 7 and Sept. 4. More>>

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