City of Rockford residents who experienced abnormalities in their water pressure need not worry. The City Department of Public Services has been flushing hydrants, a twice-annual housekeeping project to ensure the hydrants are in good working order. Here City staff flush a hydrant near the Squire office on Northland Drive.
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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.