Showing posts from December, 2010

City of Rockford Expected to Vote on 2011 Budget

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- There's not much time left when it comes to Rockford's budget deadline. The city hoped to pass the financial plan last week but delayed the decision until today's meeting.

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Five people hurt in weekend crash on South Main

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Five people were hurt in a two vehicle accident in the 4700 block of South Main Sunday.

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Brian Urlacher coming to CherryVale Mall Tuesday

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Tickets are on sale now for an autograph session with Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher.

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• Titan Tire Rejects Contract

Members of the local steelworkers chapter cast their ballots on their last contract offer from Titan Tire and they voted it down.Read the full story at:

• Rockford declares snow emergency

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford declares snow emergency as of 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

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• Extra patrols ready to help drivers stranded in the cold

UNDATED (WREX/PRESS RELEASE) - The Illinois Tollway Authority is activating its Zero Weather Road Patrols for the blast of bitter cold weather.

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• Salvation Army Donations Down

The Salvation Army's Chicago area division says donations through its Red Kettle Campaign are down 13 percent over last year.

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• A big storm could wipe Rockford's snow budget

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Too much snow does not just mean problems for drivers, it could mean a big bill for the city of Rockford when it already has money troubles. 
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• Sunday Blizzard Warning

The Associated Press:
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of
central and north-central Illinois.

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• Genoa beats Belvidere for new Amtrak route

ILLINOIS (WREX)- The Illinois Department of Transportation spent several years deciding the best route to open an Amtrak line that connects Chicago, Rockford and Dubuque.

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• Grammy nominee Sarah Siskind at Kryptonite Sunday, Dec. 12

Grammy Award nominee Sarah Siskind will close out a full weekend of music when she takes the stage at Kryptonite Bar Sunday, Dec. 12.

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• Semi hits tow truck already helping a car, causes fuel spill

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Traffic hit a snag after a chain of accidents where it seemed everything that could go wrong did.

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• Library of Congress exhibit rolls into Rockford Dec. 7-8

A special Library of Congress traveling exhibition—mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck–will visit Rockford in December.

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