Rockford City Council

Rockford staff pass up negotiated pay raises to help city

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

As part of their regularly scheduled May meeting, the Rockford City Council approved the 2011-2012 budget. The City of Rockford’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. The budget adopted by City Council represents a balanced budget and maintains the City’s strong financial position. “We have been able to present this balanced budget with significant [...]

MacGregor talks budgets at City Council

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

State Representative Peter MacGregor visited the regular meeting of the Rockford City Council on Monday, April 11. He explained to council and audience members where the state budget process was and the City’s likelihood of receiving a share of state revenue funding. MacGregor advised that municipalities are more likely to receive funding if they have a plan, and [...]

Rock the Dam concert series approved

March 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Youth, adult battle of the bands to begin in July by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Council unanimously approved a new music event to debut this summer. Dan DeWard of Studio D2D received a warm reception to his idea for a battle of the bands to take place downtown Rockford beginning in July. Rock the Dam will be a youth and adult band competition with cash prizes culminating [...]

Voters choose a new face for Rockford City Council

November 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL A tsunami of change swept the nation on last Tuesday’s national election day. The giant wave had enough inertia to even affect Rockford’s non-partisan City Council election. Five well-qualified candidates were vying for two open seats on the five-member Rockford City Council. In a stunning defeat Rockford Mayor Janice (Chi-Chi) Rogers was [...]

Nonprofits invited to throw in proposal for former court building

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

The City of Rockford will take proposals for a public use for the former 63rd District Court building, which is located across the parking lot from City Hall in downtown Rockford. “The county would like to have some sort of public use,” said City Manager Michael Young. “If it’s used for commercial, they want to split the rent.” The discussion at Rockford City [...]
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