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McHenry mail carrier wins $1 million on Illinois Lottery ticket

This United States Postal Service employee stops at the store to buy a drink and sometimes a Lottery ticket. More>>

13 NEWS EXCLUSIVE: State says Booker Washington Center misused funds Video included

It's been a year since Booker Washington Center announced it was facing major financial problems. Since then, there's been minimal progress. More>>

Court refuses to grant new trial for Beloit man convicted of killing girlfriend

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a Beloit man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend should not have been granted a new trial based on his insanity defense.
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Rep. Paul Ryan says he'll think about 2016 bid next year

Rep. Paul Ryan says he will sit down with his wife, Janna, at some point next year and determine whether to run for president or continue to serve in Congress. More>>

Residents enjoy Rockford Park District's entertainment series

The fun continues at Sinnissippi Park Music Shell as dozens of residents come out to enjoy the Sounds of Summer. More>>

UPDATE: Committee announces Litesa Wallace as successor for Rep. Chuck Jefferson's 67th Dist. seat

A finalist will be chosen to in the Democratic effort to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of state Rep. Chuck Jefferson.
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'Homegrown by Heroes' initiative aims to support Illinois veterans

There's a new way to support veterans in Illinois. The state's Department of Agriculture has unveiled a new logo to help consumers identify food grown by veterans.
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Reward offered for information leading to arrest of Janesville robbery suspects

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of suspects in a recent robbery that occurred July 29 at Baymont Inn in Janesville.
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Officials: 13 Rockford area residents arrested on gun, narcotics charges

Thirteen Rockford area residents are facing federal gun and/or narcotics charges, officials announced today. More>>

Defendant Kristen Smith testifies she took baby with permission, admits abandoning child

The Colorado woman charged with kidnapping a newborn in Beloit and then abandoning the infant near an Iowa gas station testified in her own defense Wednesday, stating the baby's father gave her permission to take the baby. More>>

Man sentenced for multiple gun, drug convictions

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Quintize Brown, 24, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after he was convicted of gun and drug charges.
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Trailer at Rockford's East High School catches fire

A trailer at Rockford's East High School burns. More>>

Rockford man charged with home invasion, aggravated battery

Robert Hawkins, 53 of Rockford, is in the Winnebago County Jail after the Rockford Police Department responded Tuesday to 825 10th Street in regards to an individual trying to break in to the residence.
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US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
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Rockford man arrested in connection to armed robbery at Subway

A Rockford man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Subway Sandwich Shop in the 3000 block of North Rockton Avenue. More>>

Illinois boy meets Coast Guard rescuers again

A nine-year-old Illinois boy has reconnected with the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month from Lake Michigan. More>>

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
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BBB warns northern Illinois job-seekers of scams

The Better Business Bureau has a warning for prospective job-seekers: Pay close attention to the jobs you might be applying for.
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Democratic finalists named to fill Chuck Jefferson's 67th District seat

Five finalists have been named for the unexpired 67th District State Representative term that was formerly held by Chuck Jefferson. More>>

Hamas spokesman denies group is proposing cease-fire

A spokesman for Hamas is rejecting the claim by a senior PLO official who said he was speaking in the name of Hamas when he proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
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Rockford gas prices continue to fall

According to GasBuddy.com, it's down over a nickel just over the past week.
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Judge orders fitness test for inmate who escaped Elgin mental health facility

A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility. More>>

Wisconsin highway closed due to fatal wreck

The Rock County Sheriff's Office reported a deadly accident on Highway 81 Wednesday afternoon. More>>

AARP helps people avoid identity theft

Protecting identities was the focus on an AARP meeting in Rockford. More>>

Police search for cellphone store robbers

Police in Rockford are on the hunt for two people involved in the robbery of a cellphone store on the city's northeast side. More>>

Belvidere looking for new drivers license bureau property

Dave Drucker with the Secretary of State's office says a dispute with the owners of the property on Pearl Street since June of last year has meant the state has not been paid rent on the property since then. More>>

UPDATE: Plans for a new grocery store in Rockford emerge

According to the Rockford Register Star's Kevin Haas, there could be a new grocery store coming to Rockford's west side, possibly shrinking the city's significant food desert. More>>

13 News learns more about why Rockford psychiatric clinic is closing Video included

Funding and faculty; both are on the decline at a Rockford psychiatric clinic. It's shutting down in two months. More>>

Nonprofit center receives nearly $23K grant

The Rockford University's Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence received a check for $22,950 from the Barber-Colman Management Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. More>>

More help for disabled adults in Rockton

A new program will help provide more options to people with developmental disabilities. More>>

GED program gets financial boost

More than 30,000 people in Boone, Winnebago and Stephenson Counties do not have their high school diploma or GED, according to recent data. More>>

Belvidere boy with heart condition awarded Kohl's Care award Video included

A Belvidere boy with a serious heart condition is recognized for his generous heart.
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Illinois to accept cultivation permit applications for medical marijuana program

The state of Illinois' pilot medical marijuana program is expected to get underway in 2015, but it might be several months in to the new year before qualified patients will be able to buy anything.
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Project Facelift aims to beautify Rockford neighborhood

Project Facelift brings together about a dozen Rockford organizations including Kids Around the World, CCS Youth Build, Engage, and a variety of churches. More>>

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  • Snappers win 4-3 in extra innings

    Snappers win 4-3 in extra innings

    A piece of clutch hitting from a struggling shortstop powered the Beloit Snappers to a 4-3 win over the Peoria Chiefs Wednesday night. More >>
    A piece of clutch hitting from a struggling shortstop powered the Beloit Snappers to a 4-3 win over the Peoria Chiefs Wednesday night. More >>
  • Aviators fall 4-2 to Wild Things

    Aviators fall 4-2 to Wild Things

    The Rockford Aviators fell 4-2 to the first-place Washington Wild Things Wednesday night at CONSOL Energy Park. More >>
    The Rockford Aviators fell 4-2 to the first-place Washington Wild Things Wednesday night at CONSOL Energy Park. More >>
  • Pettersen adds another win to resume

    Pettersen adds another win to resume

    Madasyn Pettersen has had an incredible few weeks. She won the Rockford Women's Classic, and followed that up with an 18 stroke win at the Rockford Girls Classic. This week, she adds the Illinois Junior Girls Golf Championship to the list.More >>
    Madasyn Pettersen has had an incredible few weeks. She won the Rockford Women's Classic, and followed that up with an 18 stroke win at the Rockford Girls Classic. This week, she adds the Illinois Junior Girls Golf Championship to the list.More >>
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