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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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13 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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WIFR

Cherry Valley Police to Review Pursuit Policy

A deadly crash that took the life of an innocent Rockford woman near the CherryVale Mall last month is prompting a local police department to review its chase polices. Karen Williams lost her life last month after robbery suspects slammed into her car during a high speed chase that ended in Winnebago County.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

WIFR

Rockford Fire Investigating Blaze on Charles Street

Right now the City of Rockford is asking us to avoid the 2400 block of Charles Street near Stockholm Inn because the road is blocked with fire trucks and hoses. More than half a dozen area fire departments have spent the last few hours trying to put this fire out.

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WIFR

Rockford Veteran Receives New Home

One local veteran now has a brand new home and car thanks to several Stateline businesses and a nationwide home depot campaign. The home improvement store was joined by Jeremiah Development Group and the City of Rockford to reveal a renovated home for Anthony Birdwell and his family.

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WIFR

OSF Looking for Community's Help to Win 2014 Pink Glove Dance Video Competition

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, in partnership with the Rockford Aviators and Senior Follies, has entered the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition aimed at raising breast cancer awareness, and is asking for the community's help to win. The first place winner of the Pink Glove Dance video competition will win a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice.

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WIFR

One Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Right now, Rockford police are asking us to avoid the area of South Main Street and U.S. Route 20. The south bound ramp off the highway is closed and there is only one lane of traffic open on South main. Just before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, police say a motorcycle and SUV crashed under the bridge.

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WIFR

Nine Arrested on Prostitution and Solicitation Crimes in Rockford

Seven women were arrested for prostitution and two men were arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Three of the women arrested were also charged with battery.

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ComputerWorld

If Tesla's Gigafactory can run on 100% renewable energy, why can't others?

Tesla's Gigafactory, the world's largest lithium-ion battery factory, is expected to generate as much renewable energy as it needs to operate -- and then some. Using what Gigafactoy cals conservative estimates, a trifecta of renewable energy sources could generate more than 2,900MWh of renewable electricity daily, which amounts to 20% more than it needs, according to Tom Lombardo, a professor of engineering and technology at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill.

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