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First responders sharpen extrication skills

Local fire departments prepare for the worst as they practice life saving skills they hope they never need to use.


A mother and her three children found dead after a house fire on Garfield Drive last week are laid to rest. Now loved ones, and complete strangers, are coming together to celebrate their lives and mourn a tragic loss.



The Rockford City Council committee passed an agreement between the City of Rockford and the developers of the Millennium Hotel at 220 South Madison St.


A local community center says they’ve had enough after their building and two vans are vandalized by what police believe to be gang members.


UPDATE: State contributing $150,000 to Rosecrance Triage Center


50,000 visit Anderson Japanese Gardens


Some spiders can be beneficial for homes


Some manufacturers of front-loading washing machines settling class action lawsuits


Woman arrested on drug charges after police search Rockford apartment


Cat in Oregon tests positive for Rabies


Nursing students from Sweden visiting Rockford


Boone County Crime Stoppers - September 26, 2016


Boy wants friendship for birthday, not gifts


Study: Illinois video gaming has generated about $785M


UPDATE: Funeral held for victims found in fire


Intersection of Harrison and 9th Street to close for water main installation


Police: Man wearing a McDonald's cap robs woman on east side


Man escapes teenage would-be robbers


Police investigating armed robbery at Baskin Robbins


West Gateway Coalition hosts sidewalk clean up


Figure skating legend Janet Lynn returns home


Local YouTube star shares positive message with parents


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