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Community Coming Together to Help the Homeless

Posted: 12/05/2014 - Thousands are living on the streets in Rockford, many in places called “tent cities,” or make-shift communities where families sleep outside. Since our story on this aired, many of our viewers have been reaching out to those in need.

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One Year Later: Violent Crimes Task Force

Updated: 12/03/2014 - The Winnebago County Violent Crimes Task Force was formed a year ago and today they met to talk about ways to bring the crime rate down.

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Developer Plans to Demolish Essex Plant

Posted: 12/03/2014 - Once a thriving symbol for the manufacturing sector of Rockford, the Essex Plant has stood idle for the last 12 years, but now a new developer wants to bring life to the run down facility.

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Rauner Meets With State Lawmakers

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD (WIFR) -- It appears Pat Quinn's tenure as Illinois Governor will run out without a vote on a statewide minimum wage hike.

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Fighting the Holiday Blues

Updated: 12/02/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- While many of us are hoping for sunshine, a local doctor says some people need it more than we think. Experts say if we're feeling down, it could be more than just the "holiday blues."

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Enrollment for Kindergarten Students Begins at District 205

Updated: 12/02/2014 - It is a busy day for Rockford Public Schools as today marks the start of Kindergarten Enrollment as parents get closer to the day they get to watch their little ones go to school for the first time on their own.

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