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Opening Weekend for Summerfield Zoo

Posted: 04/23/2016 - Opening weekend starts today for the Summerfield Zoo. After a year of rebuilding after last April's tornado, the zoo is proud to host several new exhibits.

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Hundreds Help Clean Up Long Prairie Trail

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Updated: 04/23/2016 - Over 100 volunteers did their part to help clean up the debris left from the winter months along the Long Prairie Trail. The effort is part of the Boone County Conservation District's and Comcast Care's Clean-Up Day.

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Free Shred Day to Prevent Identity Theft

Updated: 04/23/2016 - The Better Business Bureau wants us to protect our identities by shredding personal information before throwing it in the trash.

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More Urgent Care Jobs Coming to the Stateline

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Practice Velocity, LLC is a medical billing and technology company in Machesney Park. They hosted a job fair today to try to fill the 20 full time medical billing positions that are available.

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Hundreds March to Silence the Violence

Updated: 04/23/2016 - The first annual "Take Your City" event at Victory Outreach Church brought hundreds of neighbors together to march through Rockford's west side to silence the violence.

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Old, Unused Railroad Bridge Gets Re-Purposed As Pedestrian Bridge

Posted: 04/22/2016 - The railroad bridge south of Davis Park has been out of commission for years but now it's being given a new purpose, and its 800 feet, suspended over rarely seen parts of the Rock River, is sure to be Rockford’s new selfie hot spot.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling More Than 1.1 Million Vehicles

Posted: 04/22/2016 - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because their gear shifters may confuse drivers and allow them to exit their vehicles without placing them in "park."

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Rockford Graffiti Increases 50% Compared to 2015

Updated: 04/22/2016 - "The amount of graffiti on Rockford buildings has decreased every year since the graffiti removal program started. "Last year, the total was under 500. In the past 8 years, we've had a 70% decline in graffiti." However, in the past 3 months, graffiti cases have gone up 50% versus the same time last year.

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Bald eagle nest may squash patriotic celebration

Posted: 04/22/2016 - Bald eagles and fireworks are two symbols of American freedom, but the eagles might be causing a change in fireworks this Fourth of July in one Kansas city.

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Illinois Judge Dismisses 1957 Murder Case

Updated: 04/22/2016 - A judge has dismissed the case against a 76-year-old man who a prosecutor says was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl.

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