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Updated: 11/07/2013 - 23 News has a new app that lets you keep up with us while you're on the go.

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Rockford Neighborhood Plagued by Potholes

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Almost everyone knows part of their daily commute involves dodging potholes. But one neighborhood, just can't get around them. They say craters are now costing them big money, and vehicle maintenance isn't the only issue.

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Bar Fundraises for Children's Home

Updated: 03/20/2013 - A local bar owner is donating revenue from a gambling machine to an organization dear to his heart.

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UPDATE: Two Charged in Broadway Robberies

Updated: 03/18/2013 - There have been five violent robberies in Rockford in just 24 hours, the latest one happening this morning at a post office on Broadway Street, and the third in the midtown district this week.

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Police Investigate Rockford Murder

Updated: 03/18/2013 - Rockford Police are still looking for the man who may have prompted a shoot-out, turned car accident.

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Dixon Parents Grill Superintendent on Strike

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Negotiations move intro their second week in the Dixon school district. The president of the school board says the board just submitted a new proposal to teachers that could get kids back in school tomorrow, but we're told that's not likely to go through.

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Repeat Offenders Taking Up Police Hours

Posted: 03/02/2013 - New stats out this week show repeat offenders are taking up a lot of our police departments time. Just to give you an idea, one man was arrested 52 times last year.

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House Improvers Head to Home Show

Posted: 03/02/2013 - Recent reports show sales could be on their way to recovery, but instead of buying, some are fixing up what they already have.

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Party Supply Store Opens

Posted: 03/02/2013 - One year after a local party supply store shuts down in the stateline after fifty years in business, another local retailer is planning its grand opening.

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Family, Friends Gather at Vigil for Shooting Victim

Updated: 03/02/2013 - Rockford police continue their search for two teens who they believe shot and killed a 20 year old man this week in a local housing complex. Today family members are remembering the victim during a candlelight vigil.

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Marines T-Shirt Causes Dress Code Confusion

Updated: 02/27/2013 - A t-shirt that supports the U.S. Marines is being called into question tonight after a local middle school student is told it's not allowed in class.

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Alderman Bill Robertson Remembered

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Flags outside Rockford fire stations are flying at half-staff tonight as the community mourns the death of Bill Robertson, our city's 14th ward alderman and retired fire chief.

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'Reclaiming First' Bill Back in Congress

Posted: 02/17/2013 - Another hot topic in Springfield. Local businesses could soon score big. That's if lawmakers pass a bill that would renovate local sporting facilities.

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