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New Illinois texting-while-driving law brings harsher penalties for violators

Starting July 1, Illinois drivers caught while using an electronic device will be issued a moving violation.


With the two-week delay of the Trump administration's planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, Rockford's close proximity to Chicago worries some Stateliners.



Winnebago county ranks 89 out of 102 counties in the state of Illinois when it comes to health according to the Rockford Regional Health council. The RRHC Healthy Community study aims to identify health disparities and risk factors in Boone and Winnebago counties.


After selling out in recent weeks, a limited-time Beef-A-Roo dessert is back in stock. Rainbow pride cakes return in recognition of Pride Month.


Pritzker could sign marijuana bill as soon as Tuesday


Standup comedian John Crist coming to Rockford this fall


Rockford to receive $400,000 federal grant for brownfield sites


Two dead, seven injured from Stephenson County crash


Former Illinois doctoral student convicted in Chinese scholar case


Man beaten by three people, one with a hammer, outside Family Dollar in Rockford


Rockford man arrested after police seize stolen handgun, pills near party


Man shot in head outside of Rockford party, sent to hospital



Case on hold for man charged with impersonating missing Illinois boy


Homicide victim memorial service set for Monday night


Beloit Schools employee arrested for possession of child pornography


Crews searching for Rockford man who fell into the Mississippi River


GRAPHIC: Murder suspect in Nebraska cuts his throat during trial


Truck driver charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire motorcycle crash


McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims' fund


Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care


Two people rescued from roof after house fire


Beto O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' as part of veterans' plan


Alpine Fest brings small community closer


Janesville man arrested for trying to take pictures of a minor in a mall bathroom


Protests amid Drag Queen story time


Cat survives full laundry cycle while trapped in owner’s washing machine


Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed


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