City of Rockford

Volunteer Police look for families to adopt

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

HERE TO HELP—Becky Matson, Amy Boese and Therese Foley hope someone will help them find a few families that have had a hard year. The Volunteer Police Services members want to feed a few families a Thanksgiving dinner and find one family to help out with Christmas gifts. “We hope to find families that are not already receiving services through another organization. We [...]

Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford coming August 12

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

In it’s 11th year and more popular than ever, Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford will be held Saturday, August 15 in downtown Rockford. The event is a family-oriented event with a silent auction, picnic on the banks of the Rogue River, a children’s run as well as the main event. Last year the run raised a record $74,000. The certified run/walk begins at 8:30 [...]

Have a blast fighting crime with National Night Out

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

  GOOD DOGS—Rockford police officers enjoyed the free refreshments along with a few hundred neighbors at last year’s National Night Out. You’re invited. Party is Tuesday, August 4 Join several hundred of your closest neighbors Tuesday, August 4, as the City of Rockford celebrates National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Chief Dave Jones said with the Night Out party and [...]

City and employees reach pay agreement on time

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Manager Michael Young said he was pleased to provide the City Council with fair agreements on time for City staff and the police department (see related story on page 1). “Rarely will you hear a city manager say that negotiations were a pleasure to go through. We have an excellent police department and staff who understand what tough times we are going [...]

Chicken rules to be decided over winter

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford resident Shawn Raymond asked the Rockford City  Council if they would consider an ordinance allowing hens in City limits. By hatching season next spring he will have an answer. Currently farm animals are prohibited in the City, but council is taking on Raymond’s request and investigating what other  cities are allowing. It has become increasingly popular [...]
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