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Dekalb to Hold Forum on Gun Violence

Posted: 01/13/2013 - The Sandy Hook shooting has brought the gun violence debate to the fore-front, and here at home, a Dekalb teacher is pushing for a solution. Nearly five years after the NIU campus shooting that killed five people and injured dozens.

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Comfort Dogs Extend Stay in Newtown

Updated: 01/06/2013 - A group of local volunteers saw first hand what hundreds of students are going through in Newtown. Comfort dogs from Belvidere's Immanuel Lutheran Church greeted students on their first day of class. They made such an impact, they were asked to extend their stay.

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Capron Elementary Enforces New Safety Measures

Posted: 01/06/2013 - More than three weeks after a gunman opened fire in a Connecticut elementary school, killing 20 first-graders and six educators, a local school is changing its security measures.

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First Fridays Boosts Downtown Businesses

Updated: 01/05/2013 - Downtown Rockford has seen some great successes in the summer, but now that it's cold out, It takes some creativity to keep bringing people downtown.

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Stateliners Get to Work on New Year's Resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Quite a few stateliners decided to make up for last night's partying by heading to the gym this morning. Local businesses are more than willing to help us take on one of our most popular New ear's resolution.

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Kids Ring in the New Year

Posted: 12/31/2012 - All afternoon kids got to ring in the new year at the Discover Center Museum.

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Mother Who Lost Son in Fire Helps Others Through Tragedy

Posted: 12/29/2012 - It's been ten years since Dionne Sowell lost her four-year-old son in a massive house fire. Today, the local mother is trying to help others deal with similar tragedies as a Red Cross volunteer.

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Bars Targeted for Underage Drinkers

Updated: 12/24/2012 - One day after more than 30 teens are busted for underage drinking at Beloit party, Illinois is cracking down on the crime

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Lincoln Impersonator Greets Movie-goers

Posted: 12/23/2012 - Freeport movie-goers met the star of a film this weekend, who also happened to be one of the most popular presidents in our country's history.

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Sensata Employees Finish Last Shifts

Posted: 12/23/2012 - Some of the 170 Sensata workers losing their jobs to China, are saying their final goodbyes to the plant this week.

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Beloit Police Ticket 32 for Underage Drinking

Posted: 12/22/2012 - Thirty-two local teenagers are facing a pretty hefty fine after Beloit police ticket dozens of minors for underage drinking. Investigators say it's one of the largest busts they've dealt with in recent years.

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Tobacco License Expiration Extended

Updated: 12/17/2012 - At Monday's city council meeting, Rockford aldermen decided to push back the expiration date for tobacco licenses from January to April.

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