Assisted living facility a $3.3 million investment

Construction underway on medical complex at Northland Drive By BETH ALTENA A new assisted living facility, including a memory care wing, will open in Rockford in Plainfield Township in 2014, filling an underserved need in this area. According to Lindsey Haley, Operations Manager for Leisure Living, Rockford and other small towns are usually underserved for […]

City Council Update

by MICHAEL F. YOUNG, City Manager   The Rockford City Council continued our significant investment in infrastructure, as part of their regularly scheduled August meeting. The Council approved nearly $250,000 of street resurfacing throughout the City. The City will be cape sealing streets that have been targeted through our Asset Management Program. This process includes […]

Jade celebrates ten years

Unveiling new fall collection from New York buying trip   Ten years after Julie Cronkright dreamed of opening a quaint boutique in downtown Rockford, she is still amazed and grateful each time she sees a returning customer walk through the door. “It’s rewarding to know that we are consistently and successfully tapping into the style […]

Former Rams carry on in college baseball

By RANDY GREGORY   The Rockford baseball program has reached new heights of success over the last several years and with that improvement in achievements comes a huge influx to the college game by Rams of recent vintage. The levels of success varied but most of the players are in only their freshman or sophomore […]

The “Hill” runs reach new heights for Ram football

by RANDY GREGORY   What started in 2000 as part of a training regimen for five running backs has spread to a large portion of the Rockford football team thirteen years later. Whether you are a speedy wide receiver or a lumbering behemoth on the offensive or defensive line, running the hills at the Cannonsburg […]