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Software Under Fire for Tracking Smartphone Consumers' Actions

Updated: 12/22/2011 - There are 150-million of the devices worldwide and your phone could be one of them. Hundreds of thousands of users are concerned about a new tracking software that logs every move we make...sometimes without our knowledge.

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Rockford Gets One Step Closer to Approving 2012 Budget

Updated: 11/29/2011 - A deficit of more than $5 million was projected for Rockford’s 2012 finances earlier this year. Tonight, aldermen took a big step forward in approving a budget that could give the city a small surplus.

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Residents Sound Off on Mill Race Crossing Property

Posted: 11/21/2011 - A $5.5 million loan sits on the property known as Mill Race Crossing in Stephenson County. The community got their first chance to let county board members know what they wanted done with the land on Monday night.

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Baby Maggie Comes Home

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Updated: 11/22/2011 - Family and friends are raising funds to bring a 7-month old, suffering from severe brain damage, home for the holidays.

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Electric Bill Rates Reduced for Winnebago County Residents?

Posted: 11/19/2011 - Millions of dollars in savings and cheaper electric bills for all who live in Winnebago County. That's the goal for a plan that would allow local governments to shop for the lowest rate for electricity which could save individual households hundreds of dollars a year.

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17th Congressional District Democratic Forum Held in Rockford

Updated: 11/15/2011 - For the first time in their race for the Democratic nomination, three candidates for the 17th Congressional District seat...met with the Rockford public, finding out what was most important to them in the upcoming elections.

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Downtown Rockford Aims to End Drunk Driving

Updated: 11/11/2011 - Make Rockford’s streets safer and bring more business to downtown. That's the goal for six local establishments, as they kicked off a new partnership aiming to put more designated drivers behind the wheel.

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Political Parties Question Allegations Against Cain

Posted: 11/07/2011 - It's been a merry-go-round of leaders in the republican primaries, and another change atop the polls is on the way with the newest allegations against Herman Cain, but not everyone is ready to believe the accusations.

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The Pulse

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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