Voters on Tuesday will decide whether to restore home rule in Rockford 35 years after taking it from the city Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey ROCKFORD — Voters on Tuesday for the first time in 35 years could give home rule back to Rockford, the largest city in Illinois without it.If you are one of those still trying to make up your mind about home rule, what it does and why hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into TV commercials and advertisements filling up your mailbox...
Mayor: Home rule oppostion is 'fearmongering,' providing 'misleading' information Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey ROCKFORD — Landlords with the Rockford Apartment Association are urging tenants to vote against home rule, voicing concerns about regulations that the city could apply to rental properties, but using what Mayor Tom McNamara describes as scare tactics.Copies of a letter titled "Home rule will hurt you as a renter!" written by Paul Arena, director of public affairs for the...
Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey A pair of Republican candidates are battling it out to succeed longtime Winnebago County Board Member Gary Jury and represent Winnebago County Board District 2 — a district that stretches from Burr Oak Road in Roscoe south to Riverside Boulevard bordering Rockford and includes parts of Loves Park, Machesney Park and the area surrounding Rock Cut State Park between North Second Street to the west and Argyle Road to the east.With no Democrat running in the...
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