Rockford City management doesn’t waste a thing! Notice the old fire hydrant mounted at the rear of a city truck as it flushes the many fire hydrants throughout the city during the next two weeks. Ingenious use of the old hydrant prevents lawn damage and high pressure water release across heavily trafficked roadways.
The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.