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Internet video shows beheading of US reporter by Islamic State group

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. More>>

Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional facilities are adequately prepared for emergencies.
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Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August.
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Another American doctor infected with Ebola

A missionary group says another American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia.13 News will continue to bring you updates on this story as they become available. More>>

Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge

Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll spend $79 this week on food and other expenses, which his campaign says is the estimated amount left for minimum wage workers after transportation and housing costs. . More>>

Former Walker aide who spurred investigation dies

Former aide Thomas Nardelli, whose report of possible embezzlement led to a secret investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's Milwaukee County executive staff, has died.
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Ontario police: Justin Bieber charged with assault

Ontario Provincial Police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault.
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UPDATE: Cause of death released in fatal weekend crash Video included

A woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash near Rockton.Winnebago County Sheriff's police say it happened around noon Sunday in the 4800 block of Freeport Road. More>>

UPDATE: Cause of death released in Friday's fatal car crash

We now know more about who was involved in Friday's fatal car crash in Rockford. Plus, it turns out excessive speed wasn't the only factor.According to investigators, a blue minivan was driving too fast Friday afternoon on Kilburn Avenue. It lost control and rolled into a field near Collins Avenue. All three occupants were ejected. The driver, 40 year-old Jimmie Nelson of Rockford, died at the hospital. His two brothers were in the car with him. 55 year-old Dale Nelson and 53 year-old Donald ... More>>

UPDATE: Victim's cause of death released after crash on Mulford and Baxter Video included

Emergency officials are responding to a vehicle accident at Mulford and Baxter in Cherry Valley. More>>

NIU to honor Brigham through athletes' uniforms

Northern Illinois University says its student athletes are honoring a former athletic director Robert J. Bringham by wearing his initials throughout the school year.
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State starts accepting medical marijuana requests

Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law.
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Local Muslims react to recent Middle Eastern Violence Video included

A rash of violence in the middle east is hitting close to home for some local Muslims.
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String of fatal Rockford area crashes contrasts with most statistics Video included

A difficult end to the holiday weekend for some families in the Rockford area as they lose loved ones in a string of car crashes across Winnebago County. More>>

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