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NIU Named to ‘Safest Colleges in America’ List

Northern Illinois University in Dekalb says that their number one priority is community safety.

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Canadian Wildfires Causing Haze–and Spectacular Sunsets for the Rockford Area

That campfire-ish scent that was wafting through the stateline last week has been chalked up to Canadian wildfires, and now another side-effect of those wildfires, this time visual, is here in the form of really cool, colorful sunsets.

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What's The Deal With All The Bats Around Rockford?
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What’s The Deal With All The Bats Around Rockford?

There is a lot you may not know about bats. Myself included, until there was a bat flying around my girlfriend's house and she was scared to death.

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Illinois Gas Prices Have Hit the Highest Average Pump Price of the Year

After watching the disaster in Houston unfold over the last week, I'm really trying to avoid complaining about the little annoyances of my life--but I'm willing to make an exception when it comes to gas prices. We have something to complain about.

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Area Police Remind You to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” During Labor Day Weekend

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign began on August 21st, and area cops say they'll be keeping a close eye on the roads all the way through Labor Day Weekend.

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The Rock River Valley Blood Center Needs You to Help Both Texas and the Rockford Area

Whenever I get an email from our good friend Jennifer Bowman, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), I know that the blood and/or platelet supply is in danger of not meeting the demand. That's where your help comes in.

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Hurricane Harvey Slams Into Texas Gulf Coast
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Comparing a Year of Rockford Weather With a Few Days of Houston’s Weather

It's hard to put into words what we're witnessing happen to Houston, Texas. It's even harder to fathom that things are still getting worse down there, with experts opining that we haven't seen the worst of the storm yet. We've had extensive flooding here in the Rockford area (along with a big part of northern Illinois) this summer, but nothing comes close to comparing with Hurricane Harvey's wrath.

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Palos Heights Couple Claim Largest Lotto Jackpot in Illinois History

While the rest of the country had its eyes on a $700,000,000-plus jackpot a few days ago, a Palos Heights couple already knew they had big lottery money coming their way.

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See How Rockford Experienced the Total Solar Eclipse
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See How Rockford Experienced the Total Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse was an exciting view no matter where you live. Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling was even moved to tears.

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Carrying a Switchblade Knife is Now Legal in Illinois, But You Need to Know This First
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Carrying a Switchblade Knife is Now Legal in Illinois, But You Need to Know This First

For years, it was illegal to carry a switchblade in Illinois, but as of this month, it is now legal, but there is a catch.

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