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Bank Robberies Down in Winn. Co.

Posted: 01/03/2012 - According to the FBI, bank robberies fell again last year. In 2012, robbers hit only seven Winnebago County banks.

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Women and Guns: Ownership Numbers Grow

Posted: 12/30/2011 - Here’s something unexpected: gun sales skyrocketed this holiday season and a surprising number of new owners are women.

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Rockford Robbery Stats

Updated: 12/23/2011 - This year’s Rockford robbery statistics might surprise you: 43 percent have ended with an arrest.

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Police Chaplain Expansion

Updated: 12/08/2011 - A fairly new program aimed to help local law enforcement officers through the stresses of the job is expanding to police agencies without chaplain services.

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Ceasefire Returns to Rockford

Posted: 12/07/2011 - Ceasefire is back in Rockford with 200 thousand dollars to spend and brand new leadership.

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Heroin Hurting Stateline

Updated: 06/18/2012 - According to the Winnebago County Coroner's office 19 people overdosed on heroin this year alone. The drug has taken the lives of about 70 people in the last three years.

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Stateline Police Sweep for Drug Dealers

Updated: 11/30/2011 - Neighborhood watch has been taken to a whole new level. Police removed tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs from our community all thanks to a few concerned phone calls.

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Crime Stoppers Hits More Electronic Billboards

Updated: 11/30/2011 - Many of us drive by them every day: electronic billboards that advertise different products and companies. You may have noticed an advertisement of a different kind: Crime Stoppers 'wanted' mugs.

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What You Might Not Know About the Winn. Co. Jail

Updated: 11/26/2011 - Many people seem to think life in jail is comfortable: there's no rent to pay, you can exercise all day and watch TV. However, there's a lot about prison that people don't realize.

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Saturday Court Returns to Winnebago County

Posted: 11/25/2011 - Tomorrow some criminals may find themselves in court, even though it's a Saturday. It will be the first time bond hearings have been held on a Saturday since Labor Day weekend.

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Truancy at East High School

Updated: 11/22/2011 - You asked on Facebook and we've investigated. Laurie Arnish voiced concerns about students from East leaving the closed campus during school hours to hang out at the nearby McDonalds and BP. What we found out may surprise you.

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Rockford Streetlight Operation Completed

Updated: 11/21/2011 - Twenty-three hundred streetlights have been removed from Rockford neighborhoods, completing a near-year long project that will save half-a-million dollars a year.

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Rockford Police Head Chaplain to Retire

Updated: 11/16/2011 - Father William Wentink, head chaplain for the Rockford Police and Fire Department, will retire Dec. 1 after four decades of service.

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