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Therapy Dogs Make Rounds on Christmas

Updated: 12/25/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Plenty of professions don't get the holiday off -- police, firefighters, doctors and nurses are all on the clock.

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Church Provides Christmas Meal

Updated: 12/25/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A local church throws open its doors and lays out a hot meal for anyone who wanted some extra company this Christmas.

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Updated: 12/25/2014 - The Freeport community rallied around Dominic DeMichele after his cancer diagnosis and now the Aquin senior is told by doctors that he's in full remission.

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Clemency Applicants Wait For Gov. Quinn's Action

Posted: 12/25/2014 - CHICAGO -- While Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas Day, thousands of other applicants are awaiting word during the outgoing Democrat's final weeks in office.

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Two Oregon Teachers Nationally Certified

Posted: 12/25/2014 - OREGON (WIFR) -- Two Oregon School District teachers have recently become National Board Certified Teachers through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, or NBPTS.

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House Lights Timed to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Posted: 12/24/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- If you're driving along Rockford's far west side, there may be a house that catches your eye and if you follow directions, your ears as well.

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Stateline School Districts Crack Top 50 Rankings

Posted: 12/24/2014 - STATELINE (WIFR) -- The Hononegah and Byron school districts have some bragging rights over the other Stateline public school districts because they are the only two from the 23 viewing area to crack the top 50 in the 2015 niche state rankings.

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Freeport's Hero House Looking to Expand

Posted: 12/24/2014 - There are many people who will spend their Christmas out in the cold living on the streets but there may be help coming as a Freeport program aimed at helping homeless heroes is growing.

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Loves Park Man Dies in Head-On Crash

Posted: 12/24/2014 - STEPHENSON COUNTY (WIFR) -- A Loves Park man has died after being hit head-on in a car crash on Christmas Eve morning.

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"The Interview" Is Now Available For Online Viewing

Posted: 12/24/2014 - LOS ANGELES -- People who want to see the Sony Pictures film "The Interview" won't have to wait until Christmas. It is now available for rental on a variety of digital platforms -- including Google Play and YouTube Movies.

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Ex-Comptroller's Horse Trophies Could Be Seized

Posted: 12/24/2014 - ROCKFORD, Ill. -- About 700 horse competition trophies are at the center of a court motion involving former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city.

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Illinois Road Work Takes Break For Holidays

Posted: 12/24/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Department of Transportation officials say they are suspending non-emergency roadwork to improve holiday traffic flow.

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Last Minute Christmas Eve Shopping

Posted: 12/24/2014 - With Christmas approaching fast, Stateline businesses are still seeing a high volume of last minute shoppers.

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Man Arrested for Parking Drunk on Front Lawn

Updated: 12/24/2014 - LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- Police are forced to break a window out to wake up a Loves Park man, after he falls asleep behind the wheel while allegedly drunk.

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