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Rockford Scanner™: Robbery At Strip Mall In Rockford

Where at: 160 N Mulford Rd/at strip mall on Mulford Rd. A robbery is being reported that happened today in Rockford. It happened at approximately 3:20 this afternoon, at 160 N Mulford Road, the Check n’ Go. There was a robbery a few weeks ago at the laundromat in...
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JPD seeks suspect in Monday night armed robbery

JANESVILLE Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery late Monday night at a Janesville hotel, according to a Janesville Police Department news release. Officers responded at about 11 p.m. Monday, June 27, to a report of an armed robbery at AmericInn Lodge and Suites, 3900 Milton Ave. According to the news release,...
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Janesville, area communities set July 4 events

The July 4 holiday weekend is ahead, with many events across the area. Here’s a rundown of local fun. Janesville Independence Day on the Rock: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team will return with its annual “Independence Day on the Rock” event from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Traxler Park, 600 N. Main St, Janesville. ...
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Alleged metals shop shooter pleads not guilty to homicide

JANESVILLE An Evansville man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of a coworker in April. Lawyers for Kevin L. Todd, 23, entered a not guilty plea during a preliminary hearing held via video conference on Monday, June 27. Todd joined the conference virtually from the Rock County Jail, waived a preliminary hearing and stood mute as his lawyers entered the plea. ...
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Low turnout predicted for Rockford-area primary elections

ROCKFORD — With plenty of voters thinking more of summer vacations than politics, election officials and party leaders feared low turnout for Tuesday's primary election. Primary elections in Illinois — when voters choose their party's nominees for office — typically have low turnout. But this election is coming in June which is unusually late in the year for Illinois. That...
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Loves Park looking to continue 1% sales tax

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — Loves Park is asking voters in Winnebago and Boone Counties to continue a levy for a 1% sales tax at retail stores and restaurants. The money is used for road repairs and other infrastructure improvements. Approving the tax would extend it until 2034 with a 10 year sunset clause.
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Has your voting district changed?

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois state primary is on Tuesday, and redistricting has brought about changes for some voters. One local organization and election official spoke about the importance of getting out to vote. “From the voter’s perspective, the biggest problem will be knowing what district they are in,” said Claire McIntyre, co-president of […]
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Byron tumbler Edmonson wins a pair of national championships

BYRON, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)–Perhaps Kylia Edmonson was born to tumble. It sure seems that way. She’s only been at it for one year, and the Byron six-year-old is already a two-time national champion. Recently at the USTA Trampoline and Tumbling Nationals in Lakeland, Florida while competing in the sub-novice division, Edmonson won the Rod Floor and […]
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Raising awareness of PTSD in the stateline

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - According to the American Psychiatric Association, roughly one in eleven people will live with PTSD in their lifetime. On National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Day, local leaders say there are avenues of support in the area, so no one has to fight the disorder alone. “I...
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Wight Tumble Academy brings home multiple USTA National titles

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Earlier this month at the United States Tumbling & Trampoline Association Nationals in Florida, the Wight Tumble Academy brought home three first-place finishes. Harlem Middle School student Audrey Fisher earned both individual titles in the 12-year-old girls tumbling and trampoline competitions. “I was really shocked,”...
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Rock County health providers offers free HIV testing

BELOIT Rock County health care providers have launched an HIV testing campaign to promote HIV testing services and remind the public of HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day, which was Monday, June 27, according to a Rock County Public Health Department news release. Vivent Health is providing free testing at its facility in Beloit, 136 W. Grand Ave., Suite 290, through Friday. Vivent Health provides free HIV, hepatitis C...
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Ballplayers get their start in Stateline Coach Pitch & T-Ball League

ROSCOE—In the life of a baseball player as well as a lot of softball players, it’s a right of passage. T-Ball came into vogue about 40 years ago. The kids playing it at Kinnikinnick Grade School Monday night play a hybrid form adopted by Stateline Baseball. The official program is called 6U Instructional Coach Pitch & T-Ball. It began in early June and will wrap up by mid-July. It is also played t Porter Park and the Rockton Athletic Fields. ...
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Janesville Police investigating armed robbery

Janesville Police are investigating an armed robbery at a local hotel. According to a news release, officers were dispatched to the AmericInn Lodge & Suites on Milton Avenue shortly after 11:00 Monday night. Investigation determined a male suspect entered the hotel, threatened the employee while insinuating he had a gun,...
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Why are planes flying over Rockford?

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Seeing low-flying planes buzzing in the sky over Rockford Tuesday morning? Those planes are part of the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s effort to control the Spongy Moth population by spraying a pheromone to prevent the insects from breeding. According to the IDOA, Lymantria dispar, aka Spongy Moth, is a non-native pest […]
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