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Local Groups Address Heroin Use

Updated: 04/15/2015 - While the number of heroin cases are on the rise in Beloit, some people are taking a stand to help build a safer community.

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Police Watching Out for Home Repair Scams

Updated: 04/15/2015 - The victims of Thursday's tornadoes say they are appreciative of all of the assistance they are receiving, but in the last few days, sometimes that person offering some help may not be exactly what you think.

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First Responders Train in Rockford

Posted: 04/15/2015 - The Winnebago County Local Emergency Planning Committee is hosting the 17th Annual Midwest Emergency Preparedness and Response Conference at the Radisson Hotel.

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UPDATE: Autism Program Services Suspended

Updated: 04/15/2015 - Today’s announcement on the governor’s recent cuts to the state’s autism program struck a chord with dozens of Rockford families, and also a local senator.

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Bruscato Announces Re-election Bid

Updated: 04/14/2015 - Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato says he wants to continue to help people in the Stateline feel safe in the coming years.

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UPDATE: Tornado Cleanup in DeKalb County

Posted: 04/14/2015 - Progress is being made in Fairdale; that's what DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott says. Today trucks are in full swing removing debris in roadways.

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Updated: 04/15/2015 - After seeing all the damage caused by tornadoes that hit the area on Thursday, 23 WIFR is stepping in to help efforts.

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Plans for Watch Factory Put on Hold

Posted: 04/13/2015 - The plan from Iowa developer, Frantz Community Investors, is to turn the Watch Co. factory, Chick Hotel and freight depot into residential buildings.

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Red Cross Set Up at High School

Posted: 04/13/2015 - Rochelle families affected by the tornado now have a place to begin filing paperwork and grabbing supplies.

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