Retiring Rosecrance teacher will be “impossible to replace”

Cindy Kelly is retiring after 30 years teaching at Rosecrance's adolescent residential treatment facility.

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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Showers linger into Sunday morning before the sun arrives in the afternoon.

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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

Winnebago School District negotiations still ongoing, strike on the table

Will they strike? That's the big question tonight about Winnebago teachers. 

Jury: Man guilty of killing Machesney Park teen

Michael Mernack, 37, killed Rebecaa Finkenhofer, 16, at her Minns home on Dec. 28, 2016.

1 person killed in serious crash in front of Eisenhower M.S.

The Rockford Police Department is on the scene of a serious three car crash in front of Eisenhower Middle School.