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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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From the Pulse: Narcotics Hotline

Updated: 04/26/2013 - Police rely on our help to put drug dealers behind bars, so we decided to look into the Rockford Police Department’s narcotics hotline.

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UPDATE: Man Arrested in Craigslist Armed Robbery

Updated: 04/24/2013 - UPDATE -- A man has been arrested and charged with alleged armed robbery after an investigation into a Machesney Park man who was beaten and had his laptop stolen after listing it on Craigslist.

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City and County Police Working Together for Hot Spot Policing

Updated: 03/29/2013 - There are many neighborhoods in the City of Rockford where it’s normal to hear the sound of gunfire. Operation Safer Streets reporter Marissa Sherer tells us how Rockford Police are getting help patrolling neighborhoods with the most crime.

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Parole Call-In Program Launches

Posted: 03/27/2013 - There are around 900 parolees living in the City of Rockford and many will re-offend. To keep parolees out of trouble, the city has launched a prisoner re-entry program that’s shown promise in other cities similar to Rockford.

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Rockford Police Say Panhandling Becoming Problem

Updated: 03/18/2013 - You’ve probably seen this before, someone standing outside a store, asking us for a few dollars. Now Rockford Police say the nuisance is becoming a growing problem.

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Sex Offender Relocating to Beloit.

Posted: 02/28/2013 - The Beloit Police issued the following statement about 50-year-old Todd Gupton's move to Beloit, Wisconsin.

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Keeping Crime Out of Fairgrounds

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Monday night's deadly shooting at the fairgrounds valley housing complex renewed the push to keep that area safe.

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Curbing Crime Through Hot-Spot Policing

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Crime is inevitable, but the amount of crime within a community can sometimes be controlled. That’s exactly what the Rockford Police Department is trying to do.

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Police Chief Opens Up About Geo-Policing

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Some Rockford aldermen say they refuse to pass a new budget until they have enough information on the police department's new geo-policing plan. On Tuesday, the police chief opened up about the plan to one group of Rockford neighbors.

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Holding Suspected Immigrants in Jail

Posted: 01/31/2013 - A 23 News investigation has revealed Winnebago County has spent nearly $20,000 in the last couple of years, holding suspected illegal immigrants in the Winnebago County Jail, however sometimes they turn out to be U.S. citizens.

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