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Loves Park veteran wants to keep donating American flags

A Loves Park veteran who gives away free American flags every Memorial Day has raised $4,000 for a fund to keep the tradition going after he dies. More>>

Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for Malaysian Airlines crash

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine. More>>

Superintendent calls on Cardinal Pride to spruce up Meridian School District facilities

Superintendent P.J. Caposey says students and the community deserve to return to schools that have immaculate facilities despite district-wide budget reductions. More>>

Report: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people

Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.
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Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

A new government study says many kids don't have an accurate idea of their own weight, and many of them are obese young people who view themselves as normal.
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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.
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Colorado theater shooting suspect in court for hearing on expert testimony

The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial.
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Some bodies of Malaysia Airlines crash victims leave Ukraine

Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash have left the embattled eastern Ukraine today.
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South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.
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2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
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Rockford man dies after motorcycle crash

A Rockford man has died following a motorcycle crash in Laona Township. More>>

Electricity rates to go up in Rockford, Loves Park

The cities of Rockford and Loves Park are contracting with a new electricity supplier beginning in September.
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Haskell students head back to school in Rockford

It's the first day of class in Rockford. Don't panic parents you didn't miss it, it's for Haskell Elementary, the year round school. More>>

Driver charged in wreck on I-55 that killed four people

A semi-truck driver involved in a Will County crash that killed four people has been charged.
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Rockford woman to accept humanitarian award

A Rockford woman who has dedicated her life to helping others gets a special honor for her good deeds. More>>

Rockford city leaders discuss idea to help local students with college tuition Video included

A promise to help with tuition for a promise to go to college in the community. More>>

Magic Waters hits record high number of guests for summer

The hottest day of the summer brings in a season high attendance at Magic Waters in Rockford. More>>

Dogs could be in danger of a deadly disease while digging around

Your dog's love for exploring could lead to some health problems down the road.
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Pothole problem on the decline

This time last year the Rockford region saw 50% more potholes, despite the recent harsh winter. More>>

Machesney Park man arrested for aggravated battery of a child

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Belvidere Police have arrested a man for aggravated battery of a child. A 7-month-old child remains in critical condition.
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$1B construction program will fund resurfacing for parts of I-39

A $1 billion highway construction program for the state includes money to resurface a portion of Interstate 39. More>>

US Appeals Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care subsidies

Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. More>>

Purple Heart sent to Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times

The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.
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  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:45:26 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.More >>
  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:09 GMT
    Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.More >>
    Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:31:51 GMT
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.More >>
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.More >>
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