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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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Illinois General Assembly should butt out of high school sports

The IHSA is a private, not-for-profit organization that receives no direct tax dollars, but some lawmakers think they need to butt into the IHSA's business instead of concentrating on the state's business.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Rockford Man Arrested for Criminal Sexual Abuse

A Rockford man is arrested in a Loves Park motel, after he's accused of having sex with a teenager.

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Local Art Gallery Needs Community Support

An art gallery that's only been in Downtown Rockford for a year, could close if it doesn't get some community support.

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BBB Warns of Job Opportunity Scams

Thousands of individuals across northern Illinois are still unemployed. With prospects for getting a job remaining somewhat bleak, job seekers bite at any opportunity they feel may land them work.

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Project Facelift Volunteers Help Clean Up Local Neighborhoods

Volunteers have descended on a Rockford neighborhood for a summer tradition -- Project Facelift.

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Water Online

Aqua-Aerobic President And CEO Joins Northern Illinois Business Hall Of Fame

Bob Wimmer, President and CEO of Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc., was recently inducted into the Northern Illinois Business Hall of Fame.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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