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Monday, January 31, 2011

Blizzard Warning Issued

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Blizzard Warning
for the entire Stateline viewing area tomorrow afternoon through
Wednesday afternoon:

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Bears VP Tim McCaskey Dies

CHICAGO (AP) -- Tim McCaskey, the Chicago Bears' vice president and
the second-oldest of team matriarch Virginia and Ed McCaskey's 11
children, has died.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Harlem wins NIC-10 wrestling title

ROCKFORD, IL (WREX) - Harlem captured the NIC-10 wrestling
championship Saturday at Guilford high school with a team score of

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Guilford wins state bowling title

O'FALLON, IL- The IHSA Boys Bowling State Championship trophy returns
to Rockford in 2011, as Guilford High School won the event for the
first time in school history Saturday (January 29)...

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Winter Storm Watch For Tuesday and Wednesday

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of the WTVO viewing area
from Tuesday afternoon through...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

New sports campus opening in Rockford

Rockford, Ill – The Rockford Rebels Sports Campus which will train
athletes in tumbling, competitive cheerleading, combat training,
boxing and house a fitness center will hold a grand opening Saturday,
January 29, 2011 from 12noon to 5pm with official ribbon cutting at
12:00 pm.

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Superintendent Dr. LaVonne M. Sheffield: No way to keep existing athletic program

A host of parents, students and coaches gathered at Auburn High School
Wednesday evening, Jan. 26, for a glimpse of what the District 205
athletic program could look like for the 2011-2012 school year.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NHL Hall of Famer Hull coming to Rockford

Rockford, Ill.- National Hockey League Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull is
making an appearance at the Rockford IceHogs game on Saturday, Feb. 26
when they take on the Milwaukee Admirals at the Rockford MetroCentre
at 7:05 p.m. presented by U.S. Cellular.

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Athlete of the Week: Forreston's Kody Michael

FORRESTON (WREX) – When you watch Forreston's Kody Michael play the
first thing you notice, after his sheer size, is how he can change the
game on defense with his shot blocking prowess.

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Bears blast Cutler's critics

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Jay Cutler finally got some protection.

The Chicago Bears rushed to their quarterback's defense on Monday,
blasting current and former players who in Twitter posts questioned
his toughness...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rockford Foresters Opening Day is June 3 @ 7pm - All Tickets $1

The 2010 Championship Rockford Foresters Baseball Team announced today
that Opening Day 2011 will take place on Friday, June 3 at 7:00pm at
Marinelli Field against the Southland Vikings, who the Foresters
knocked off to win the league's first championship in its history. All
tickets to Opening Day 2011 are only $1 until February 28.


Bears sign 6 to reserve/future deals

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears have signed guard Johan
Asiata and five others to reserve/future contracts.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

USCGA Boating Safety Class Registration

Registration period is open from now until January 30. Payment for the
course needs to be received by February 3.

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Packers Headed To Super Bowl

Chicago, Illinois- The Green Bay Packers are headed to their fifth
Super Bowl after beating Chicago 21-14 in the NFC Championship Sunday.

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Belvidere North Athlete recovers from life-saving surgery

BELVIDERE (WREX)-A Belvidere North athlete recovers after undergoing
lifesaving surgery.

Doctors amputated Eddie Avila's left leg after it was severely injured
during a wrestling meet earlier this month. The senior student is now
recovering at a rehabilitation center in Chicago.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Rockford PRO/AM names 2011 beneficiaries

ROCKFORD (WREX) - The 35th annual Rockford PRO/AM will benefit four area organizations.

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You could win ticket to this weekend's CHICAGO - GREEN BAY Football game!

Rockford IceHogs

You could win ticket to this weekend's CHICAGO - GREEN BAY Football game!

Enter to win at the U.S. Cellular Fan Zone at Friday's IceHogs game!
Sponsored by BMC Tix.

PLUS: Wear you favorite football team's gear to Friday's game and get $3 off at the Box Office.

IceHogs vs. Oklahoma City
Friday, January 21
Puck Drop: 7:05PM

Fleece Glove giveaway for the first 2500 fans! Presented by Ferrellgas and 1380ESPN.

Vienna Beef 4-Pack: 4 tickets, 4 sodas, 4 Hot Dogs for just $49!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lano Returns to Dakota Football Program

DAKOTA (WREX) - Jerry Lano is coming back for another year.

Dakota High School announced that Lano would return as the Indians
head football coach in 2011, just months after the coach had stepped

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rockford Speedway to Open in April, Rules Now Online

Loves Park, IL- The 64th season of racing excitement is slated to begin this April at Rockford Speedway. The Stone and Double T 200 lap four cylinder Enduro Saturday April 9will wave the green flag on a fun filled season.

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IceHogs vs Okahoma City, Fri Jan 21

IceHogs vs. Oklahoma City
Friday, January 21
Puck Drop: 7:05PM

Fleece Gloves giveaway for the first 2,500 fans presented by
Ferrellgas and 1380 ESPN.

Athlete of the Week: GAR's Sally Cooper

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Sally Cooper of the Gymnastic Academy of Rockford
placed first in the level-10 all-around competition at the St. Jude
Benefit meet this past weekend in Peoria.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hononegah will host tough MLK showcase

ROCKTON — Hononegah's Indians used their last tournament experience to
gain both confidence and momentum.

This time, they would love the title to go with it.

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Athlete of the Week: Lutheran's Laura Rushing

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford Lutheran's Laura Rushing scored the 1,000th
point of her career Tuesday night against Stillman Valley as part of a
17 point performance against the Cardinals.

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IceHogs Tickets Special for Friday

Bring the family to the Hogs-Stars game on Friday with a Family Four
Pack- 4 tix, sodas, hot dogs for $49.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Connelly Earns First All-Star Selection

Rockford, Ill.- The American Hockey League announced the 2011 All-Star
Teams on Tuesday and Rockford IceHogs defenseman Brian Connelly was
named to the Western Conference squad.

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Rockford's Ed Viesturs climbs to the "top" of Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (WREX) - Rockford native, Ed Viesturs, conquers another
mountain - this one on Antarctica.

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Natural Land Institute to host moonlight ski tour Jan. 19

The Natural Land Institute (NLI) will host a full-moon snowshoe/cross
country ski tour from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the
Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Road, Rockton, Ill.
Naturalists will lead tours and describe the prairies, woodlands and
wetlands at the 721-acre wildlife sanctuary.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

RiverHawks exercise option on McArthur

LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks plan on the return of one
of arguably the best defensive third baseman in the Northern League.

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Roscoe Rush semipro football team to play for national championship

ROSCOE — Eight years ago Brian Kelly and Rob Feltner decided to form a
minor league football team in the Rock River Valley.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Eagles, Vick Fall Short Against Packers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick has run out of comebacks.

In a season full of personal and professional redemption, Vick's
magical tale ended the first weekend of the playoffs.

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Athlete of the Week: Jefferson's Amanda Dodd

ROCKFORD (WREX) – The Jefferson girl's bowling team hasn't named a
captain yet, but there's no question who the J-Hawks emotional leader

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