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This Weekend, Saying No to a Breathalyzer Means Saying Yes to a Jail Visit

Today is St. Patrick's Day. And, since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, chances are many people will make this St. Patrick's Weekend. Since St. Patrick's Day/Weekend is second only to New Year's Eve as a drinking holiday, some will choose poorly and get behind the wheel after a lot of green beer.

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Top 50 Last Names In Winnebago County
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Top 50 Last Names In Winnebago County

Here in Winnebago County we don't keep up with the Kardashians, but we do keep up with the Cunninghams, Zimmermans, and Whiteheads. The list is out of the most common last names of residents of Winnebago County.

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Don’t Look Now, But Gas Prices Are Starting to Rise

It's that magical time of year once again when refiners make the switch over to "summer-blend" gasoline--and raise their prices.

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Winnebago County's Top 10 Highest Paid Employees
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Winnebago County’s Top 10 Highest Paid Employees

How does your salary compare? Working for the government does pay.

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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued For Rockford Area

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for tonight signaling possible hazardous driving conditions for the afternoon commute.

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Rockford Area Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives For Dec. 29

Rockford Area Crime Stoppers has released its latest list of people wanted by local law enforcement for alleged criminal activity.

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Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies Giving Free Rides This New Year’s Eve

Stay safe this New Year's Eve by having a designated driver, calling a cab or calling the Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputies.

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Dogs available at Winnebago County Animal Shelter
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Winnebago County Animal Shelter’s Longest Resident Needs Christmas Miracle

Meet Ziggy. This tan pit bull terrier who is described as "silly" has been at Winnebago County Animal Services' shelter longer than any other dog at the facility.

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Perryville Road Bridge Will Open this Friday, Finally

We can all breath a sigh of relief. The Perryville Road bridge will open this Friday, finally!

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September is National Preparedness Month

This year’s national theme for September is “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make your Emergency Plan Today,” and the Winnebago County Health Department would like to suggest that you and your family use the opportunity to discuss your family's emergency plan.

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