Harlem social studies teacher wants students to impact the community

Kyra Newnam is a Harlem High School teacher who teaches four different classes in social studies.

TEACHER OF THE WEEK: 13 News honors Ms. O’Rourke

Ms. O’Rourke started her career in the insurance industry. "Teaching was the first thing I decided I didn’t want to do because my parents were both teachers," St. James second grade teacher, Mr. O’Rourke said. But her true love for kids brought her to the classroom. She says its the best decision she could have made. In her first year at St. James, she’s covered a lot of ground with her second graders; reading being a big one. "Second grade is the last year you lear…

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Sunny skies for Friday, rain to return by Sunday

Sunny skies for Friday, rain to return by Sunday

There are still two days left to enjoy some beautiful early-spring sunshine before rain returns.

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Update: No injuries reported after fire at Crop Production Services near Dixon

13 WREX has learned that there has been a fire at Crop Production Services (CPS) in Dixon early this morning.

Winnebago County board approves 2019 budget after weeks of debate about sheriff’s budget

The Winnebago County Board approves a 2019 budget after weeks of debate on how to close a $4 million budget

Officials on scene of a serious wreck in Rockford

Serious car crash in downtown Rockford.

Rain returns for the end of the week

Rain has been lacking so far this month with only 4 days measuring rainfall. That should change late this week

Winnebago County 2019 budget nearly $3 million in the red

Not only is the 2019 budget in the red, but the county says it looks like 2018 will end with