Florida based organized crime gang members arrested in Rockford

On Monday August 19, 2013 officers from the Rockford Department of Public Safety arrested two people that are known associates of the Felony Lane Gang. Police Officers arrested Travis Brown 31, of Lauderhill, Florida and Melissa Duncan 34, of Apopka, Florida as they were fleeing after attempting to cash a forged stolen check at the […]

NorthStar Gymnastics, 20 years and growing strong

You know the old saying, “it just seems like yesterday.” That’s what it seems like to Tim Chesla the owner of Northstar Gymnastics Inc.  NorthStar is entering their 20th season in business in the Rockford area.  Chesla has been in the gymnastics business since December of 1977 when he purchased Alpine Gymnastics which was in […]

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 […]