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Confidential Records Left Behind After Mental Health Centers Closed

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration closed three health facilities in 2012 but left behind tractors and a forklift, an unidentified medical specimen and boxes full of confidential patient and employee records, an audit released Thursday said.


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Wolves Win To Pull Even With Grand Rapids In Midwest Division

ROCKFORD, Ill. — The Chicago Wolves moved into a tie atop the Midwest Division and claimed the Illinois Lottery Cup with a decisive 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs on Friday night at the MetroCentre. […]


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Teravainen: ‘No Idea’ On Blackhawks’ Plans For Rest Of Season

Teuvo Teravainen could be a practice player for Blackhawks or help Rockford in a playoff push.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

The Chicago Wolves play the IceHogs Friday. (Ross Dettman)

Wolves Overpower Rockford 6-O

The Chicago Wolves scored early and often on the way to a 6-0 triumph over Rockford in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest on Friday night at Allstate Arena.


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About One-Third Of Illinois Covered In At Least 10 Inches Of Snow

In yet another measure of the severity of this year’s winter, about one third of Illinois is covered in at least 10 inches of snow.


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Woman Tips Trio Of Waitresses $3,000 Each At Northern Illinois Restaurant

The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow Saturday when the customer handed checks to 25-year-old Amy Sabani, 23-year-old Sarah Seckinger and 28-year-old Amber Kariolich.


An ambulance that look like this was stolen from Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Ambulance Stolen From Rockford Hospital Spotted Near Elgin

Police in Rockford are searching for a man who chose a very peculiar vehicle for a joyride. Officers say the suspect stole an ambulance from the parking lot of Rockford Memorial Hospital.


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Illinois Couple Pass Away Hours Apart After 71 Years Of Marriage

Married in 1942, Robert and Nora Viands spent little time apart over the last seven decades.

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Aviation Legend Paul Poberezny Dies At 91

Paul Poberezny, founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which hosts one of the world’s largest annual air shows, died Thursday after a battle with cancer.


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Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over ‘Perceived Conflict’

The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over “perceived conflict of interest” with a law firm where he’s counsel.


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Model Airplane Flyers To Offer Alternative To Cancelled Rockford Airfest

A model airplane club has stepped up to the plate to fill the breech left by the cancellation of the Rockford Airfest, after the Blue Angels halted their air show performances due to federal budget cuts.

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Rockford Man Charged With South Loop Rape, Robbery

A Rockford man has been charged with brutally attacking and sexually assaulting a woman in the South Loop in January, before breaking into her home and robbing her husband.


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Here We Go Again; Chicago Still Among Forbes’ “Most Miserable Cities”

It’s becoming an annual tradition, and one Chicago residents can’t be proud of. Forbes Magazine again listed Chicago among its 10 Most Miserable Cities in America.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2013

Adamczyk, of the 1600 block of Oregon Street in Rockford, had been paroled to a halfway house on the 1300 block of East 71st Place in Chicago. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man With History Of Sex-Related Crimes Arrested At Boys’ Swim Meet

The man told police that when he walked by Riverside Brookfield High School, he received a brainwave message from recording artist Justin Bieber telling him to go to the school to see the kids there.


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Rockford House Fire Kills Four People

Authorities say four people are dead after a fire broke out overnight in a Rockford home.


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Wolves Enjoy 6-3 Romp At Rockford

Six players scored for the Chicago Wolves as they claimed a 6-3 American Hockey League victory over the Rockford IceHogs Friday night at the MetroCentre.


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Unemployment Rate In Chicago Down From Last Year

The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area fell to 8.8 percent in August from 10.5 percent a year earlier and down from 9.2 percent in July.


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Man Gets 7 1/2 Years For Trying To Poison Wife With Pufferfish Toxin

Edward F. Bachner admitted in a plea agreement that he fraudulently purchased a $20 million life insurance policy on a person he planned to poison.


U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Ristau, pictured with his wife and child, was killed in Afghanistan when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device. (Family Photo)

Soldier From Rockford Dies In Afghanistan

Federal defense officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.


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Dead Newborn Found At Recycling-Sorting Center Near Rockford

During the recycling process, employees found a newborn boy, unclothed, still with his umbilical cord attached.