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Rockford, Illinois is located in Winnebago County. Zip codes in Rockford, IL include 61102, 61126, and 61114. The median home price in Rockford is $79,900 which is roughly $56/per square foot. More Rockford information.

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11 hrs ago | WIFR

Rockford Police Resume Bike Patrols After Two Year Hiatus

For two years shoppers and business owners in downtown Rockford and in the Midtown District have asked Rockford Police for one thing they say will drastically cut down on crime.

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18 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Concert review: Phoenix loves to rock to Cheap Trick

I was recently asked who I thought was the best ever American rock and roll band.

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Yesterday | WIFR

New Home for Villa di Roma

A popular Italian eatery that's been serving hungry diners in Rockford for more than 30 years finds a new building to call home.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WIFR

Explosion Rattles Rockford Home

An intense explosion shakes a Rockford neighborhood and blows out part of an outside wall at a home on the city's south east side.

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WIFR

Teen Fights Back, Stabs Home Invaders

A teenager is being hailed as a hero by some after fighting off intruders in his home, stabbing one of them several times.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Daily Gazette

SwedishAmerican receives awards

ROCKFORD – Swedish-American Hospital has received a 3-star rating for bypass surgery from From Jan. 1, to Dec. 31, 2013, a total of 1,041 participants provided data to STS, with approximately 15 percent receiving the 3-star rating, or the highest category of quality.

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WIFR

Lemonade Stands Raising Money for Non-Profit

Lemonade stands will be set up around the Rockford area this weekend and it's all in the name of a good cause.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WIFR

Stateline Communities Fearing Possible Salt Crisis

Hundreds of local governments were just told by the state they'd likely have to fend for themselves to find salt in time for next winter, which could cause the price of salt to double what it was last year.

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WIFR

Neighborhood Watch Group Looks For New Ways to Fight Crime

Break-ins, vandalism, and burglaries are still happening in one Rockford neighborhood despite one group's best efforts to stop crime.

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Bowlers Journal Intl.

Shannon Pluhowsky wins 2014 BPAA Women's All-Star Title

Shannon Pluhowksy has defeated Diana Zavjalova, 225-212, to capture the $15,000 top prize at the 2014 BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament in Rockford, Ill.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WIFR

The Great Downtown Dog Walk in Rockford

It's really not feeling like the dogs days of summer, but the weather was perfect Thursday night for a block party with man's best friend.

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WIFR

Local Agency Says There's a Shortage in Foster Care Homes

There are more than 19,000 kids in foster care in Illinois, yet a local agency says there's not enough foster homes.

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WIFR

OSS: Bank Robberies Declining

Casey Solana has been an FBI agent in Rockford for the past 14 years and he has never given a TV interview until now.

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The Daily Gazette

Doddy makes first appearance in Lee County

Terence Doddy is escorted into the Lee County Courthouse by corrections officers from Winnebago County on Wednesday morning.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WIFR

Lawyers Get Second Chance to Argue Who Has Authority Over Police Chief

Lawyers representing Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson, the Police Union, and Rockford's Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will have a chance to argue in open court who has final authority over the Chief of Police.

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WIFR

Rockford Toddler's Death Considered Homicide

A 3-year-old boy from Rockford is dead and the woman taking care of him is in jail for allegedly abusing him.

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WIFR

Midway Village Museum Receives Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Grant

Midway Village Museum has been awarded a grant of $45,331 by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

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Examiner.com

Know the importance of grooming your dog

As a pet owner, most people instantly realize the responsibilities that goes in the care of that animal; providing its basic needs of bed, blankets, toys, bones, food, dishes and more.

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WIFR

Rockford Tobacco Store Robbed At Gunpoint

Rockford police responded to an armed robbery at the Tobacco Outlet at 3219 N. Main Street where they say a black male got away with an unknown amount of money.

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WIFR

Lincoln Promise Zone Authority Created

There is now a new opportunity for low income Rockford high school graduates to go to Rock Valley College for free.

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