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  • Inspiring 815: Ethan Taylor

    Getting on a roller coaster may seem like a normal experience for someone Ethan Taylor’s age. But for him, the journey to get on a roller coaster has not been easy. “In high school I got on a roller coaster and I didn’t fit and so I had get off…

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  • Breakfast and Blankets event serves 115 people

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - This weekend is the kick off to national hunger and homeless week and organizations in Rockford are coming together to help the homeless community. Saturday morning’s initiative was to help out as many homeless people as possible. For the third annual Breakfast and Blankets event, three organizations…

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  • Local company collects donations for the family of man shot and killed on Sablewood.

    LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- "Be inspired, be inspiring." That's the motto of local healthy food and healthy lifestyle business Food 4 Fuel. The company has now teamed up with a former employee to help a family in need. Bernal worked with Lilly and the two were friends. Hours after…

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  • Three strangers form bond helping the homeless in Rockford

    A former prostitute, a Rockford cop and a businessman. They may sound like an unlikely trio. But together, they’re the perfect combination to make a difference. "On a daily basis, two or three people come to our door for food every day just through word of mouth," said Carly Rice,…

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