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  1. $157K Needed to Keep Bus RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | WIFR

    Public transportation may soon be hard to come by if you're living in Belvidere and would like to travel to Rockford. Belvidere's current bus route with Rockford Mass Transit may be in jeopardy because its federal grant is set to expire at the end of June.

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  2. 49 Years Since Deadly Belvidere TornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | WIFR

    It was 49 years that a deadly tornado hit Belvidere. The city says no event has had as much impact and the timing of it couldn't have been worse.

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  3. Hundreds Meet to Speak Out Against Railroad ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | WIFR

    Tensions rise in nine counties across the Midwest, including a couple of areas here in the Stateline, as plans to for an eight billion dollar railroad project, are closer to becoming a reality. Dozens of people filled an auditorium in Belvidere to hear from some of their neighbors about why the railroad should not be built.

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  4. Freeport City Council Votes To Discontinue Legal DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | WIFR

    Freeport's legal department will no longer exist come May 1st as Freeport City Council members vote to cut their legal department entirely in order to save money. Not everyone is thrilled with that decision.

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  5. Family and Friends Remember Man Killed in Forklift AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2016 | WIFR

    A family that managed to survive the April 9th Fairdale tornado only to lose everything they own now has to start over again and this time it's without their father and husband. This loss is not only hurting Thick's fiancee Jackie Jordan physically and emotionally but also financially because Thick was the bread winner of their household.

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  6. Friends and Family Remember Forklift Accident VictimRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | WIFR

    The friends and family of a man who died in a forklift accident, remember him a day after the tragedy, as loving husband and father. Chris Thick and his family survived the E4 tornado that rocked the town of Fairdale last year, Now they're mourning his tragic death, from an accident they say, is shocking.

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  7. City of Belvidere Warning Residents About Phone ScamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | WIFR

    The City of Belvidere wants to remind residents that they never contact anyone by phone regarding past due water bills. Several people in Belvidere have complained that they have received calls from someone threatening to cut off the water if they do not receive payment.

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  8. Man Dead After Forklift Accident in BelvidereRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | WIFR

    Authorities say 36-year-old Chris Thick, parked the forklift onto a flatbed truck but after jumping off, it began sliding backwards, hitting him. We're told Thick worked at Fitzgerald Equipment in Rockford.

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  9. Railroad Re-routes to Boone CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | WIFR

    Thousands of jobs could be coming to the Stateline, thanks to a new railroad project expected to bring business from Indiana to Wisconsin and now we've learned the 200 plus mile-long Great Lakes Basin Railroad is changing its course. To the delight of Boone County Chairman Bob Walberg, the Great Lakes Basin Railroad is heading to his neck of the woods.

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  10. 50+ Employers to Attend Annual Workforce Connection Job FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | WIFR

    The Workforce Connection will hold its annual Career Expo and Job Fair on Thursday, February 4th from 1-4pm at the Community Building Complex in Belvidere. More than 50 employers, employment and staffing agencies and education and training providers have reserved booth space for the job fair.

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  11. Belvidere School District Names New SuperintendentRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | WIFR

    After months of surveys, focus groups, and interviews by the Board of Education and an advisory group consisting of administrators, staff, community leaders, parents, and students, the Board will vote on Monday, January 11 to approve a contract naming Dr. Daniel Woestman as its next leader. "Dr. Woestman stood out among a group of well-qualified candidates interviewed by the Board of Education.

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  12. Victim Dies after Shooting on Rockford's West Side, First Homicide in Rockford of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | WIFR

    The Rockford Police Department says the 27 year old Belvidere man shot earlier on Rockford's West side has died.

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  13. Belvidere Woman Shot in the Leg, 69-Year-Old Man ChargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | WIFR

    A 47-year-old Belvidere woman is taken to the hospital after police say she was shot in the leg by a senior citizen. It happened just before 8:00 Tuesday morning in the 400 block of West Jackson Street.

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  14. Local Educators Respond to PARCC Test ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | WIFR

    "Math is really the area we need to improve the most. We didn't do as well in math as we did in the reading area," says Woestman.

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  15. Man Charged After Allegedly Attacking Boone County Correction OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | WIFR

    A Rockford man is now facing 16 counts of aggravated battery after investigators say he attacked a Boone County Correction Officer. Detectives with the Boone County Sheriff's Office say 39-year-old Larry Hall, who was an inmate at the time of the incident, attacked a Correction Officer with an unknown object.

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  16. Rockford Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in BelvidereRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | WIFR

    Police say they arrested Anderson during a traffic stop after a two month investigation. When Anderson was arrested, police seized cocaine, cash, and a vehicle.

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  17. Belvidere Veterans Organize "Stand Down" Against School DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | WIFR

    What kind of post would draw this much attention and support? A post from a local veteran calling on all other veterans to not support the decision made by district 100, in Belvidere, to keep school in session on Veterans Day tomorrow. It will be the first time in decades that students will not have the day off, which in turn, domino effects to having the Veterans parade cancelled.

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  18. Belvidere Veterans Day Parade CanceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | WIFR

    For the first time in decades, students in District 100 in Belvidere have school on Veterans Day, causing the annual Veterans Day parade to be canceled. "It made my heart very heavy," that's the response of the Commander of VFW Post 1461, Greg Kelm, after finding out that the Belvidere Veterans Day Parade is canceled.

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  19. Car Launches Through Store After Truck Slams Into ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | WIFR

    Belvidere Police say a Pontiac car went careening into a gas station convenience store, narrowly missing the people inside and leaving quite a bit of damage in its wake. It happened at the Mobil gas station on N. State St. in Belvidere near ShopKo.

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  20. Boone County Volunteers Prepare 100,000 Meals For Starving ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2015 | WIFR

    Roughly 2,500 volunteers made their way to Immanuel Lutheran Church. in Belvidere for the third year in a row.

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