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Freeport woman heads to California to help with relief from massive fire

FREEPORT (WREX) — After raging fires ripped through Paradise, California, residents are left to pick up the pieces with the help of one woman from Freeport. “Most of them have lost their jobs,” Georgann Castro, a Red Cross Volunteer says. “Just about everybody has lost everything.”

13 WREX-TV - 2018-12-19 04:23:45

Authorities looking for missing 18-year-old Freeport girl

FREEPORT, Ill. - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has issued an alert for a missing Freeport teenager. Flor Valladares was 14-years-old when she was last seen on October 2nd, 2014.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-12-18 17:13:00

Freeport School District looks to add full-day preschool class

FREEPORT (WREX) – Some of the most important developmental years in a child’s life are before they even enter kindergarten. That’s why one area school district wants to expand it’s early childhood education to help kids get on the right path right away.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-12-19 01:04:13

Work begins work on new home for Children’s Hands-On Museum in Freeport

FREEPORT (WREX) — Work is beginning on what will soon be the new home of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois. The museum is renovating and adapting two units at the Lincoln Mall. On Monday, new carpet was laid down and items were being moved from storage.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-12-18 00:26:34

Good Morning: Area residents turn Charlie Brown tree into spirit of Christmas

If you know what a Charlie Brown Christmas tree is, then you know it is a scrawny tree with a single red ornament. It took someone in Freeport to turn such a tree on the side of the road on Loras Drive in Freeport to such a tree, but when local resident Jan Kunkle first saw the tree, she stopped to

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2018-12-18 01:15:00

Army sergeant returns from deployment to surprise Freeport daughter

FREEPORT (WREX) — A Freeport girl gets a special gift this holiday season. Staff Sgt. Bruce Rucker returned home from a year-long deployment in Honduras and surprised his daughter Friday during her Kindergarten class at Empire Elementary School.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-12-15 01:22:51

Petition to Separate Chicago from Illinois Circulating

A group in Illinois is working to collect signatures to get an option on the 2020 ballot to separate Chicago from the rest of the state. Illinois Separation is the group working to collect signatures.

WEVV.COM - 2018-12-18 23:44:17

Rockford man charged with tax fraud

ROCKFORD, Ill. - 31-year-old Michael Mendoza was charged in federal court Tuesday with 16 counts of making false claims on IRS forms and one count of attempting to interfere with the administration of internal revenue laws.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-12-18 21:02:00

Kids In Illinois Want This Toy For Christmas

ILLINOIS — Just how does Santa know exactly which toys kids in Illinois want to find under the Christmas tree? Perhaps he powers up the computer at the North Pole and consults Google. That could explain how he knows American kids are just wild about Power Wheels, the riding toy from Fisher-Price tha

PATCH - 2018-12-18 17:52:00

Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Home Invasion in Rockford

Email your tips and photo to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com. NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

ROCKFORDSCANNER.COM - 2018-12-18 22:13:40

Judge delays decision in code-of-silence trial of 3 Chicago cops

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge will delay her announcement on the guilt or innocence of three current or former Chicago cops on trial on charges of covering up the circumstances of the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-12-18 03:43:00

'Use of Force' simulator helps Freeport Police train to handle real-world confrontations

FREEPORT, Ill. - Freeport Police are using a new 'Use of Force' simulator to help them learn the best possible decisions to make while in the field. The technology is teaching Freeport Police how to de-escalate serious situations.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-12-13 23:24:00

The Soft Pretzels At This Illinois Restaurant Are As Big As A Pizza

When you’re looking for comfort food, German cuisine’s got you covered. From savory schnitzel to spicy sausages, you’ll delight your tastebuds and fill your belly. Pretzels are one of the best German snacks, and this little restaurant serves up one that’s as big as a pizza:

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Rockford man receives Certificate of Innocence after 24 years in prison

ROCKFORD, Ill. - On Monday, December 17th, 2018, John Horton, 42, was granted the Petitioners's Petition for Certificate of Innocence by a Winnebago County Court. Horton was convicted of murder when he was a teenager and spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Horton has

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-12-17 22:06:00

No arrests made in Freeport area bar brawl despite fight being caught on camera

FREEPORT (WREX) – A large fight at a Freeport area restaurant sent one person to the hospital in December, but no one is charged with any crime. That’s despite the fact that the fight was all caught on camera.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-12-11 00:32:50

Rockford man wanted by police for battery to a child

ROCKFORD, Ill. - 28-year-old Matthew Alexander is wanted by Rockford Police for allegedly beating a child under the age of 13. The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office has authorized charges of two counts of Aggravated Battery to a Child against Alexander, who is said to have battered a relati

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-12-17 19:30:00

Rockford Scanner™: Couple Of Bad Accidents In The Area Tonight

NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

ROCKFORDSCANNER.COM - 2018-12-17 03:06:22

Freeport's Salvation Army is calling on you

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- The 2018 Annual Red Kettle Campaign began in Freeport and will be staffed once again by a total volunteer force. The Salvation Army raises about 70 percent of its total operating funds during the first quarter of each year.

WIFR - 2018-12-10 21:13:00

Rockford Scanner™: Apartment Fire With People Trapped, Still Developing

NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

ROCKFORDSCANNER.COM - 2018-12-16 22:56:31

Abandonded North Main Nursing Home expected to be demolished following fire

ROCKFORD (WREX)- Local leaders say the former North Main Nursing Home is expected to be demolished following a fire Saturday night. Due to the heavy damage from Saturday night’s fire the building off North Main is expected to come down.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-12-17 00:46:22