Eleventh annual Block Party a sucess

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Neighborhood Watch organizations help keep neighbors and neighborhoods safe—and they are also fun. Proof is the 11th annual South Highlands Neighborhood Watch block party, where neighbors took the time to have fun and games and spend time together. Rockford Police partners with neighborhoods in Neighborhood Watch by teaching residents how to keep their neighborhood safer […]

Rockford considers extending Downtown Development Authority 30 more years

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in Rockford may be extended another 30 years if the city council approves. The DDA is up for renewal in 2013 but Young said he hopes council will extend the tax dollar capture now. Young said it is possible future laws may prohibit the extension of DDAs and there is […]

Resident experiences the unusual and magnificent

  by CHRISTINE BIGNEY They say that it’s good to try different things. In Stacey Kowalczyk’s case, she didn’t think that would include drunken shrimp and cow’s intestine for dinner. The 2007 graduate of Rockford High School always wanted to study abroad. So when a trip to China presented itself, Kowalczyk jumped at the opportunity. […]

Record-setting run raises $77,000

Going and growing  Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford enjoyed another amazingly succesful event this year, with 1,800 runners participating and raising $77,000. In its eleventh year, the Run has donated over $600,000 to Project Parent Musucular Dystrophy in Mitchell Peterson’s name. Mitchell, 13, along with family and volunteers, has raised awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Festival to have mouths watering

You might as well change Rockford’s name to Festival Town. With a new event taking place this weekend, Rockford has dozens of summertime events to enjoy. On Saturday, August 22, 2009, Reds on the River in Rockford will be sponsoring the First Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival on the banks of the Rogue River as a […]