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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 $58/per square foot. More Rockford information.

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3 hrs ago | WIFR

Common Core Opponent to Speak in Rockford

On Friday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Duke Pesta, a nationally known opponent of national standards including Common Core, the new K-12 school curriculum standards in Math and English, will be speaking at Hoffman House Convocation Center in Rockford. A free will offering will be taken.

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5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Pets with PURPOSE

"It's unconditional love she gives me," says Westphal, who is single and lives in of Rockford, Ill. "She is somebody to talk to.

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9 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Illinois classmates ask for help finding crashed weather balloon near South Haven

Some students in Illinois are asking for help from the West Michigan lake shore, after the GPS signal for their weather balloon and camera went dead not far from South Haven. The call for help came in a recent post to reddit.com/r/michigan where user EGaucin12 included the following in his post: "A few classmates and I launched a weather balloon near Rockford Illinois that proceeded to go far east and into lake Michigan.

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13 hrs ago | WIFR

RSO Announces One-Day Ticket Sale

The RSO is beginning its 80th year of offering vibrant music experiences that enlighten, educate, and entertain. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Steven Larsen, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra is a leading arts organization in the Rockford Region and the third largest symphony orchestra in the state of Illinois.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIFR

UAW Protest Schilling's "Paycheck to Paycheck" Claim

Some Rockford area supporters for Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos say the man looking to win her seat in Washington, D.C. has insulted the middle class. Some local United Auto Workers take to the streets of Rockford to protest Schilling the Republican running for Illinois' 17th Congressional District candidate.

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WIFR

Fewer Heroin Overdoses in Rockford

The overall heroin epidemic is growing in the Rockford area but there is some positive news, fewer people are overdosing this year. From January through August of this year, 122 people overdosed on heroin.

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Examiner.com

How to help and ease your dog from pain and discomfort naturally

Any loving responsible pet owner such as you would not want to see or know your dog is in any kind of danger or discomfort. Just like humans, that can happen for various reasons and a close relationship with your local Rockford-area veterinarian or one closest to your home can help you in keeping your pet as healthy, happy and pain-free as possible.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Northwest Herald

Black Diamond hires marketing coordinator

She comes to Black Diamond with more than 15 years of industry experience. Wagner will be responsible for social media and email marketing campaigns, as well as building relationships in the Rockford community.

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Examiner.com

Weather History: September 14: Record temps, tropics, storms, snow & floods

A hurricane storm surge swept over the islands of the Georgia coast with a great loss of life, destruction of crops, and severe floods inland. 357 people died as a hurricane made landfall near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WIFR

Little Free Libraries Promote Literacy in Rockford

Hundreds of free books are scattered across Rockford waiting for us to pick up and read as part of a community wide push to get more people reading. One of 14 little free libraries around town was set up and stocked on Saturday in the Signal Hill neighborhood of Rockford.

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Examiner.com

Why dogs scoot on their butts

If you see your dog scooting on its butt, it is not necessarily an unusual behavior. It may seem like an odd act and make you wonder, "what on earth would make my dog want to rub its but on the floor, ground or wherever?" It is best to ask your veterinarian in the Rockford-area or one closest to your home as listed below or an office closest to your home to determine just what would make a dog do such a thing! Scooting is a term used to refer to the behavior of your dog rubbing or dragging its rear end on the ground, usually to find some relief for the anal or genitalia area as a result of some type of discomfot.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WIFR

Sticker Graffiti Costing City of Rockford Thousands

The city is sending a warning tonight for businesses not to advertise on city signs and property. Public works leaders says vandals are ruining streets signs and light poles by placing sticker graffiti on them.

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WIFR

Two Die After Lee County Accident

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Nicole Wagner was driving a GMC Yukon and was heading eastbound on Route 2 around 2:53 p.m. She hit the side of a minivan driven by 76-year-old John Brown. Brown had just gotten off North Frontage Road in front of the Yukon.

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The Daily Gazette

DeKalb woman killed, Sterling man injured in crash on I-88

DeKALB – A 28-year-old DeKalb woman was killed early Friday when she drove her car against traffic on Interstate 88 and crashed head-on with another car, state police said. Kimberly Havlicek was driving west in the eastbound lanes just west of Annie Glidden Road about 12:50 a.m. Friday when her 2002 Mitsubishi Galant collided with a 2012 Toyota Camry, Illinois State Police Master Sgt.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Rockford man found guilty in 2007 sex assault

Richard McClung was convicted Thursday of criminal sexual abuse of child in Winnebago County, State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said. He was arrested in 2011 after a girl told authorities he had abused her in August 2007 when she was 8 years old, the Rockford Register Star reported .

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WIFR

New York Firefighter Visits Stateline on 9/11

In Rockford today a man who was in New York on the front lines shared his story of 9/11. "All I remember is the first time I ever went through every red light trying to get to the fire house," said the veteran New York City firefighter.

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The Daily Gazette

Florida man arrested in Ogle County bank robbery

OREGON – A 29-year-old Florida man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 23 robbery of Byron Bank in Davis Junction, the Ogle County Sheriff's Department said in a news release this morning. He was taken to Ogle County Jail and held without bail.

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Fox News

Airport use coffee carrot

For years, small and midsized airports in the U.S. have been losing flights and passengers due to the consolidation of airlines and shrinking competition in the industry. "It's not much fun being an airport director today," said Eric Frankl, airport director of Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.

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WIFR

MELD on the Rock Fundraiser

The MELD on the Rock Dinner on the dock was held Wednesday evening at the Prairie Street Brewhouse. MELD is a non-profit that provides programs and services for young parents and their children in Rockford.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WIFR

One Year Since Stabbing Death of 8-Year-Old

Family members say it's been hard to heal after an 8-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by his mother a year ago. Most of Thomas Kossow's family has moved out of the area since his death.

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