MacGregor talks budgets at City Council

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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 […]

Rock the Dam concert series approved

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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 […]

Voters choose a new face for Rockford City Council

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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) […]

Nonprofits invited to throw in proposal for former court building

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 […]

Grill One Eleven to revive defunct beer tent, resident complains

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City Council hears variety of information at May meeting Rockford’s Harvest Festival will again offer a beer tent, road construction is underway, and Ron Riebschleger believes he is being unfairly targeted by city officials. These topics were just a few before Rockford’s City Council during the Monday, May 10 meeting at city hall. Also under […]