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Illinois Dog Has a Strange Hobby–Rescuing Earthworms

When you think of a "rescue dog," you probably have an image in your head of a family adopting a new family pet from a local shelter or care organization. Holliday, a female German Shepherd-Border Collie mix from East St. Louis, is a rescuer, not a rescuee.

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Rockford Teen Uses Baseball Bat to Rescue 2 Men Trapped in Semi
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Rockford Teen Uses Baseball Bat to Rescue Two Men Trapped in Semi

18-year-old Reed Butz was on I90 during Wednesday night's storm when a semi rolled over. His quick thinking helped save two men trapped inside.

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Make 2017 a Great Year by Adopting a Pet From Winnebago County Animal Services

I just read a rather sobering statistic from the ASPCA's website about animals and shelters. It seems that over seven and a half million companion animals enter animal shelters every year. Of those, 3.9 million are cats, and 3.4 million are dogs. Of those 7.6 million animals, 2.7 million (1.2 million dogs, and 1.4 million cats) are euthanized. If those numbers are disturbing to you, know that you can make a difference.

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Aurora Emergency Crew Rescues Woman and Dog from Icy Pond

When the family dog went chasing after some ducks on a half-frozen pond, the dog ended up falling through the ice. When the dog's owner tried to rescue Bailey the golden labrador, the situation got a whole lot worse.

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Cops Rescue Lost Sloth from Highway Guardrail

Look at that face and tell me you wouldn't come to this sloth's rescue if it needed you. Of course you would. Not only that, but I'd be willing to bring it home to live at my house...

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Dramatic Helicopter Rescue at Ski Resort

As anyone who listens to the Riley and Scot Show knows, we are big fans and admirers of first responders. Those men and women who run (or, in this case, fly) toward dangerous situations, no matter the time, day, or weather, deserve our endless respect and support...

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Packers Fan Goes Deep for Tickets

Tickets to an NFL game are, to be kind, fairly pricey. That's why once you've paid for them, you'll want to keep them in a safe place until you need to produce them for entry into the stadium...

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Son Finds Audio of Dad’s Combat in Vietnam

Dr. Mark Garrison is an Illinois native, and the author of the book "Guts 'N Gunships, What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam...

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Scooter, the 2 Legged Dog Learns to Walk

As you know, we love dog stories. Hero dogs, rescue dogs, goofy dogs, we love them all. Which is probably why we were drawn to 12 week old Scooter, a Llahsa-Poodle mix, who was born without front legs, but that problem doesn't seem to be slowing him down at all...

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Hero Dog Saves Baby Dolphin

I know, it's been a few weeks since we've featured a hero dog in this space. Well, consider the dog-heroics drought to be over. Although, to be fair, the human companion of this dog really did the lion's share of the work here...

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