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District 205 School Board Hears Facilities Plan

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Deciding which schools to close under District 205’s 10-year facilities plan is not an easy process. In fact, picking up a plan to improve all buildings has been a challenge.

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Rockford Man Sentenced for Escape

Posted: 07/09/2014 - The United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin announced that 42-year-old Brock Barrett of Rockford has been sentenced to six months in in federal prison, for escaping from a federal residential reentry center. Barrett plead guilty to this charge on April 15, 2014.

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Jake Smolinski Gets First MLB Start, Hit and RBI

Updated: 07/09/2014 - Boylan grad Jake Smolinski picked up his MLB first hit and RBI in his first start with the Texas Rangers. It's a moment the young outfielder has been waiting for since getting drafted by Washington in 2007.

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Heroin Task Forces Tackles Drug Epidemic

Updated: 07/08/2014 - Heroin continues to be a growing problem in the Stateline. So far this year, there have been 14 heroin-related deaths and six deaths involving both heroin and cocaine. Local lawmakers and agencies are trying to get the drug epidemic under control.

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Safety Concerns for Bouncy Houses

Posted: 07/07/2014 - After a bouncy house in Nevada blows away with kids inside, a Stateline company wants to make sure our kids are safe and secure.

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Lori Sweeney Retires from Rockford Police

Posted: 07/07/2014 - The first female deputy chief for the Rockford Police Department is hanging up her hand cuffs after more than 20 years of service.

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Eligibility Change in LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program

Posted: 07/07/2014 - On July 2, 2014, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced an important eligibility change to the Summer Energy Assistance Program (SEAP) offered through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

Updated: 07/07/2014 - A motorcyclist is dead after being thrown from his bike early Sunday morning in Rockford.

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