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Updated: 11/30/2011 - Join us for The Pulse and work with us as we put the news together today. During The Pulse we want to hear from you about the stories we're working on and we will ask questions to see how you can help us with our stories. Check the comment feed to see what we're discussing!

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Fire and Police Residency Ordinance Fails

Updated: 10/31/2011 - It was a unanimous vote. An ordinance to hire only Rockford residents to the city's police and fire departments was turned down tonight, meaning anyone, and anywhere can still apply for open positions.

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Riverhawks Stadium to be Renamed

Posted: 10/30/2011 - A name change is on the way for the ballpark that fans have known as Road Ranger Stadium for the last five years.

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NATO: Afghan bombing kills 13 Americans

Updated: 10/31/2011 - NATO says the 13 people killed when a suicide bomber rammed a military convoy in Kabul included five coalition troops and eight civilian contractors

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Strike Looming for North Boone Teacher's Union

Updated: 10/25/2011 - The North Boone School District's Education Association has filed a notification of intent to strike with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board.

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Mother Reacts to Potential Mabley Closure

Updated: 10/25/2011 - We're learning more about the local families affected by Governor Quinn's proposal to shut down seven mental health facility, two of which are in the stateline.

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Software Glitch Endangers Webcam Security

Updated: 10/22/2011 - Strangers could have been watching your every move through your webcam this past week thanks to a major glitch in the computer program Adobe Flash.

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IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in wreck

Updated: 10/16/2011 - IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries after his car went sailing through the air during a massive 15-car wreck early in Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300.

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Protestors Voice Out in Rockford

Posted: 10/15/2011 - Rallying for government change, more than 120 members of Occupy Rockford took to the streets this afternoon. The group has held protests all week, but this time around, they had an opponent on the other side of the street: the Rockford Tea party.

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Six Injured in Saturday Morning Shooting

Posted: 10/08/2011 - Homes and cars were struck by gunfire early this morning in the 3300 block of Sunnyside Ave. in Rockford, as a violent confrontation resulted in gunshot wounds to several men and concerns for a local community.

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