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Walmart Employee Protects Family

Updated: 07/11/2015 - Angelica Meraz didn't know if fireworks or gunshots were going off while shopping with her family at the Walmart near east state street Thursday night..

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Local McDonald's Sets 30-Minute Dine-In Time Limit

Updated: 07/11/2015 - Customers using drugs, people fighting, telephone harassment. Police say those are just some of the calls they're responding to at a local McDonald's. Now the restaurant is firing back, telling customers they aren't allowed to spend more than thirty minutes inside the business.

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Black-Faced Lawn Jockey Creating Controversy

Updated: 07/02/2015 - There have been calls from multiple people, including the city's mayor, for a Black lawn jockey to be removed from the Oregon City Commissioner's yard.

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Several Stateline Bridges in Need of Repair

Updated: 07/02/2015 - While funding has remained the same, the number of deficient bridges have more than doubled, leaving city and IDOT engineers scratching their heads on how to keep us safe while also keeping their budges out of the red.

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Meeting to Hear Education Concerns

Posted: 06/27/2015 - The Illinois State Report Card says almost 50 percent of kids across the state are ready for college, but only 28 percent are ready here in Rockford.

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Janesville Police Host Block Party to Improve Relationships

Posted: 06/25/2015 - Some local families say they fear the police and as officer involved shootings cause tensions to rise across the country. Departments nationwide and here at home are trying to improve their relationships with the people they serve.

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Defending Yourself From an Attacker

Updated: 06/12/2015 - We go one-on-one with a self defense instructor who tells us what we can do to protect ourselves in the event we are attacked.

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Local Nonprofit Helping Foster Kids

Posted: 05/10/2015 - There are about 1,300 kids currently in foster care in Winnebago county. That's according to the Department of Child and Family Services.

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Rockford Reachout Hosts Public Safety Summit

Updated: 05/02/2015 - Clergy members and police are joining forces to combat crime. There have been two more murders this year compared to the same time last year and pastors say eight murders is too much.

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