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SwedishAmerican Opens New Clinic in Rockton

A local hospital system is increasing its footprint in the Stateline by opening an expanded clinic in Northern Winnebago County.

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Related Topix: Rockton, IL, Medicine

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WIFR

Sidewalks to Be Poured Along E. State St. Near Hotels, But Not This Year

A second accident in less than a year involving international visitors being hit by cars on their way to Rockford's east side hotels prompts the question, "What's being done to improve pedestrian safety on East State Street?" Winnebago County and the City of Rockford are working together to improve the intersection at Bell School and State Street.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

WIFR

Three Arrested at DUI Checkpoint in South Beloit

Three people are now charged with Driving Under the Influence after getting caught in a roadside safety check Friday night.

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Related Topix: South Beloit, IL

WIFR

Pink Heals of Winnebago County Unveils First Firetruck

Once used to help fight fires, a special pink firetruck is now being used to help woman with their fight against cancer.

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Related Topix: South Beloit, IL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WIFR

Winnebago County Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Winnebago County Health Department has announced that a mosquito pool found in Machesney Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus .

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Machesney Park, IL

KWQC-TV Davenport

Paralyzed Rockford man jailed after deadly crash

A 25-year-old Rockford man left paralyzed from the waist down after a fatal crash has been booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WIFR

WInnebago County Animal Services Offers Half Off Adoptions

All cats and dogs one year and older are half off the regular adoption fee at Winnebago County Animal Services starting Wednesday August 20 through Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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The Daily Gazette

22 states honor Illinois' concealed carry permit

The Rockford Register Star reported the 29-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead Sunday after emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Guns

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WKOW-TV

Fatal crash near Rockford, IL

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IL -- There was a fatal truck versus pedestrian accident in Winnebago County, Illinois Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Daily Herald

Police: Woman found dead on highway in Rockford

Winnebago County officials say a Rochelle woman has been found dead on a highway after being hit by a semitrailer.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

WIFR

33 DUI Arrests Made May 1 - July 31 by ISP

Illinois State Police District 16 announced 33 arrests were made from May 1, 2014-July 31, 2014 for Driving under the Influence by District 16 troopers.

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Related Topix: Jo Daviess County, IL, Stephenson County, IL

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WIFR

Jet Maintemamce Facility Planned for RFD

The operations in and around the Chicago Rockford International Airport put hundreds of people to work every day and now hundreds more are expected to join them once a brand new facility is built at RFD.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WIFR

Armed Robbery Suspect Has History of Crime

A man who admitted to breaking into cars in a quiet Loves Park neighborhood strikes again, only this time deputies say it's for a much more serious crime.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Loves Park, IL, Harvard, IL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WIFR

Neighbors Voice Their Concerns in Crime Meeting

Dozens at Thursday's crime meeting at St. Peter's Cathedral say they want to see more police patrols in their neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rockford, IL

WIFR

Winnebago County Recognized as Gold Status Recipient of Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation

Winnebago County has been recognized as one of six gold status recipients of the newly established "Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation" by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WIFR

One Dead in Rockton Motorcycle Accident

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department, a motorcyclist crossed the center line and hit a car head-on near Highway 75 and Rockton Avenue around 3:00 this afternoon.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

WIFR

Winnebago County Visitors Boosted Economy by $320 Million in 2013

Visitors to Winnebago County in 2013 spent $319,580,000 at area hotels, restaurants and other retail businesses, according to the Illinois Office of Tourism.

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CSI Media

Baird sisters raise a menagerie of farm animals for the fair

Sisters Beckie, Abbie and Cassie Baird with some of the 30-plus animals they plan to show at this year's Winnebago County Fair, which begins Tuesday in Pecatonica.Sisters Beckie, Abbie and Cassie Baird with some of the 30-plus animals they plan to show at this year's Winnebago County Fair, which begins Tuesday in Pecatonica.

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Related Topix: Pecatonica, IL, Durand, IL

Sat Aug 09, 2014

WIFR

Thousands of School Supplies Handed Out to Local Kids

More than 46,000 people in Winnebago County are living in poverty. Those numbers are from the Social Impact Research Center in Chicago.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

WIFR

Nature Playscape at Severson Dells Forest Preserve to Hold Grand Opening

It's a fight against technology says the leaders of Severson Dells Nature Center in Winnebago County and they're hoping their new addition will get kids out from behind their phones and video games and connect with the outdoors.

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