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Possible west-side Rockford grocery store hitting close to home with those for and against Video included

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

Belvidere school district ready to present new contract to teachers

Thursday marks round three of teacher contract negotiations in the Belvidere School District.  Both sides hope this is it. More>>

Report: Most children not buckled properly in car seats

Children are not being buckled up properly in cars and the Centers for Disease Control says it has the facts to prove it. More>>

Rockford aldermen to make decisions on west side Save-A-Lot

City leaders say a Save-A-Lot grocery store coming to West State Street is basically a done deal. And tonight, aldermen will decide on zoning for the business.

Accused sexual predator arrested in Loves Park

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A man wanted in Wisconsin on sexual assault charges is in custody after police arrested him in Loves Park.

Hundred of workers needed to staff Thomson Prison

Outside of Rockford, the search is on for hundreds of workers to staff Thomson Prison.

United Airlines offers up to $100K if workers leave

United Airlines says it will offer flight attendants up to $100,000 in severance if they leave the company.

Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

Wisconsin election officials are scrambling to deal with the reinstatement of the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.

UPDATE: 89-year-old woman treated for injuries after rollover crash

Emergency officials responded this morning to a rollover crash on Perryville Road in Loves Park. More>>

Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing case

A judge has halted court proceedings for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man. More>>

Governor candidates spotlights on business, hiring

Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns took jabs at each other on business and hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting "from fraud" and Rauner calling hiring under Quinn's Department of Transportation a "scam."

AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas. More>>

South Beloit mom sentenced to probation in death of infant son

A South Beloit mother has been sentenced to 4 years probation after she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 7-week-old son.

Urban Outfitters apologizes for selling blood-stained Kent State sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters has apologized after being criticized for selling a Kent State sweatshirt that was covered in red stains that looked like blood.

UPDATE: Victim in fatal shooting identified

One Rockford man is dead after a shooting early Sunday morning. More>>

Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected

About 90 Illinois middle school students were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak, school district and fire officials said. More>>

FHN Memorial Hospital implements visitor restrictions

FHN is immediately implementing visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory diseases.

Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.

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