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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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