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Outgoing Winnebago principal finds new job after vote to not renew contract

Ron Gruber, the outgoing principal at Winnebago High School, has a new job as the headmaster at Rock County Christian School in Beloit.


The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.



Sage, a K-9 officer for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, has died after medical complications. He was set to retire in June.


More than 500 homes were affected by flooding in Winnebago County over the past few weeks, including 316 in Machesney Park.


Taylor Park Elementary temporarily relocates after flooding


Red Cross moves Freeport shelter for flood victims


Roosevelt students paint military-inspired mural in Rockford


Children's Hands-On Museum of NW Illinois opens in Freeport


Rockford woman earns gold medal, two silvers at Special Olympics World Games


Rockford city leaders host summer job and internship fair


Man gets 24 years for armed robbery of Belvidere truck stop


Man, charged for fatal Rockford accident in 2015, sentenced 15 years



Mueller finishes Russia investigation, submits report to Justice Department


Truck with 3,000 piglets overturns on I-70 in Illinois


Judge: Chicago suburb can’t ban assault weapons


Survey: Student loans stopping millennials from buying homes in Illinois


5-year-old girl found dead on bed in Chicago house fire


Police looking for suspect after Gander Outdoors burglary


‘Naked’ penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland


Six residents safe after Rockford house fire


Rockford girl spreads positive message on World Down Syndrome Day


Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips over possible metal contamination


Despite strong support, Winnebago principal's contract not renewed


Stormy Daniels protests against Illinois 'pole tax'


Trump slams European automakers, threatens US tariffs


Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims


Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties


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