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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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Operation Safer Streets Launches

Updated: 11/15/2011 - Regular viewers of 23 News have probably noticed our increased coverage of crime and the justice system. Today we officially begin "Operation Safer Streets."

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Vandalism Reports Often Low Priority for Police

Updated: 11/15/2011 - We got a tip from Facebook that cars were being broken into in South East Rockford, but police weren't responding to 911 calls so we talked to the police to find out what’s going on.

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Grant Accepted: Rockford Police to Add Officers

Updated: 11/08/2011 - It’s official. The Rockford Police Department will have new officers on the street the first week of January. We have more on where the officers will be stationed.

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Delayed Prosecution as an Intervention

Updated: 10/28/2011 - If you get in trouble with the law it's rare to get a second chance, but State's Attorney Joe Bruscato wants to give first-time offenders a get out of jail free pass starting January 1.

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