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21 hrs ago | WIFR

Winnebago County Sheriff Deputies Patrolling Local Schools

One of the programs introduced at last year's State of the County address was the Knock and Talk initiative.

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Yesterday | WTAX-AM Springfield

Gambling Opponents Trying to Make Their Voices Heard

It's what communities deserve, says the Rev. John Alan Boryk, a retired United Methodist pastor from Des Plaines and part of the Stop Predatory Gambling campaign.

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Related Topix: Des Plaines, IL, Arlington Heights, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death

Murder charges were announced Wednesday against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney who was fatally shot while clearing snow from his driveway in 2008.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Stateville Correctional Center, State Prisons, Prison, Crest Hill, IL

WIFR

New Farmers Market to Open in Machesney Park

GPS Faith Community, 10714 N. 2nd Street in Machesney Park, IL, announces the beginning of an outdoor Farmers Market, opening on Thursday, May 15th.

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Related Topix: Machesney Park, IL, Life, Food, Vegetables, Loves Park, IL, Home Gardening, Home

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WIFR

Illinois State Police Arrest 29 on DUI Charges Between January - February

Illinois State Police District 16 has announced that a total of 29 arrests were made from January 1, 2014-March 31, 2014, for Driving under the Influence in three area counties.

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Related Topix: Stephenson County, IL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WIFR

Authorities Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

Police in Machesney Park are searching for the man they say held a credit store employee at gunpoint this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Machesney Park, IL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WIFR

Area Domestic Violence Resources Offer Support for Women in Need

ROCKFORD/WINNEBAGO COUNTY: For a list of Domestic Violence resources in Rockford and Winnebago County, including crisis assistance, counseling, emergency housing, and free legal services: http://bit.ly/1qlCiul BELVIDERE: Remedies Renewing Lives 2028 North State St Belvidere, IL 24-Hour Hotline: 815-962-6102 Domestic Violence Hotline: 815-544-1866 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Belvidere, IL, Freeport, IL, Galena, IL

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Man charged with attempted murder in rural Byron shooting

Brandon McMahon, 20, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a gang memer, and possession of a weapon by a felon, Ogle County State's Attorney Mike Rock said today.

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Related Topix: Byron, IL, Ogle County, IL, Machesney Park, IL

Mon Apr 07, 2014

WIFR

Two Die in Rockford House Fire

The Rockford Fire Department says It happened around midnight at 424 Knowlton Street on Rockford's southwest side; it's currently an abandoned home.

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Related Topix: Fire

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WIFR

Group Offers More Help for Those Leaving Prison

Hundreds of people are reintroduced to our community every year after serving prison sentences only to find themselves struggling to live a normal life.

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Related Topix: Prison, Rockford, IL, Davis, IL

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WIFR

Seven Businesses Issued Citations for Selling Tobacco Products to Minors

On Monday, March 31, 2014, the Rockford Police Department Community Services Unit combined efforts with the Winnebago County Health Department to conduct tobacco compliance checks at retailers in the City of Rockford.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Two charged after car spotted with stolen trailer

GENOA – Police said they pulled over a vehicle pulling a stolen trailer and arrested both the driver and passenger early Monday.

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Related Topix: Genoa, IL, Burlington, IL

WIFR

ISP Release Weekend Enforcement Results

According to a press release, a nighttime patrol was held in Winnebago County during the late evening on Friday through the early morning on Sunday.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

WIFR

Parolee Call-In: One Year Later

Just a day after investigators say a parolee shot at a Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy Rockford Police tell us what's being done to stop criminals from re-offending.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

WIFR

Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation; Police Looking for 2nd Suspect

UPDATE: Winnebago County Sheriff Dick Meyers says one person was shot during an officer involved shooting Wednesday night on Rockford's West side.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

WIFR

Winnebago County Releases Health Rankings Report

Violent crime is one of the biggest issues we face here in Winnebago County and now it's affecting our health, according to a new report just released by the Winnebago County Health Department.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

WIFR

2 New Gaming Expansion Proposals in Springfield

One state lawmaker is renewing the effort to expand gaming in Illinois with two new proposals that have scaled back previous plans to add more casinos in the state.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Rockford, IL

WIFR

Accidents Kill Nine People in the Stateline This Year

Many of the people mourning Suaveya Williams death unfortunately have been through this same situation before.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

WHBF-TV Rock Island

Judge gives 86 years in Rockford woman's death

A Winnebago County judge has sentenced a mentally ill man to 86 years in prison in his mother's shooting death.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Violent Crime

WIFR

ISP Announce Results of Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Patrol

Lieutenant John Biffany, District 16 Commander, announced the results of an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement patrol which was conducted in Winnebago County during the late hours of Saturday, March 22nd and into the early morning hours of March 23rd, 2014.

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