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Freeport Police Focus on Preventing Crime

Updated: 07/25/2013 - There still haven’t been any arrests in the two murders this year in Freeport. Police say while they’re still investigating those murders, they’re also working on preventing more.

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Creating Safer Housing in Freeport

Updated: 07/19/2013 - Vacant properties are causing crime and other problems in Freeport. That’s why the city is taking action.

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Text 2 Tip Program Leads to Drug Raid in Rockford

Updated: 07/18/2013 - An anonymous tipster using the app launched by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office helps police get more than 100 pounds of pot off the streets of Rockford.

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Social Media Helps Police Connect With Community

Updated: 07/18/2013 - With just a click of the mouse, local police departments are bridging the communication gap with the community. There’s no question about it, we’re in the age of social media.

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Crackdown on Gangs in Belvidere

Updated: 07/17/2013 - Crime is dropping in Belvidere and local law enforcement says it’s thanks to a tough crackdown on gangs.

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Crime in Rockford: Property Crimes

Updated: 07/16/2013 - Rockford Police are doing more stakeouts after a rash of burglaries in one southeast side neighborhood.

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Winnebago County Sheriff's Office Offering Help to Rockford Police

Posted: 07/16/2013 - The recent uptick in crime in Rockford doesn’t just affect those who live in the Forest City, it has ripple effects across the Stateline. Today we looked into how local police agencies are working together to prevent us from becoming victims of a crime.

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Crime in Rockford: What's Going On?

Updated: 07/15/2013 - A rash of shootings and murders over the past few weeks are keeping Rockford Police very busy and that crime has many of us asking what’s causing the sudden uptick.

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New Ambulances Help with Recent Violence

Updated: 07/15/2013 - The increase in crime is putting a strain on Rockford’s emergency responders and the fire department says they’re grateful for the two new ambulances they just received.

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Neighborhood Watch Groups React to Recent Crime

Updated: 07/11/2013 - The recent rash of shootings and homicides have neighborhood watch groups on high alert and residents are begging more of the community to get involved.

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Beloit to Celebrate 30th National Night Out

Updated: 07/18/2013 - The Beloit Police Department, Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, the Beloit Fire Department, and other City of Beloit officials will once again partner in celebration of the 30th National Night Out.

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Business Crime Prevention Tips

Posted: 06/10/2013 - The National Crime Prevention Council and Boone County Crime Stoppers have issued the following "Business Crime Prevention Tips".

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Politicians Host Crime Summit

Updated: 05/28/2013 - The ongoing perception that Rockford is a dangerous city has gotten the attention of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. Today, he and congresswoman Cheri Bustos met with various local and federal law enforcement agencies to help come up with a game plan to target some of the area’s worst criminals.

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BEARCAT Rescue Vehicle Unveiled

Updated: 05/09/2013 - There’s a new type of vehicle hitting the streets next week. It’s expected to keep law enforcement officers safe in dangerous situations.

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