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Although it’s often been pondered — which came first, the chicken or the egg? — in Rockford, a change to the city’s Domesticated and Non-Domesticated Animal Ordinance came after complaints surfaced about the noise and smell associated with raising chickens and turkeys within city limits. Some homeowners attended the council’s June 11 meeting to express [...]

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The Rockford City Council, at its May 25 meeting, made a big change in professional staff. For about 15 years, the city has relied upon Stantec (formerly known as Boonestro) for engineering services. With a number of city projects on board for 2013 and beyond, concerns over how much engineering costs were biting into the [...]

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The proposed event center project was further discussed at the May 14 Rockford City Council meeting, and with a new component. In April council and staff had an open house event for property owners and residents regarding an Event Center (with seating for 300) that included projected costs, tax liability for property owners and an [...]

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The City of Rockford — Council, staff and area residents — have been working on the idea of bringing an event center to the Riverside Park area for nearly a decade.  This proposed project has gained, and lost, momentum with the unpredictable current of economic changes that saw housing costs, and builds, soar and plummet. [...]

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The April 23 meeting of the Rockford City Council opened on a proud moment, and to a packed house, as Rebecca Mavencamp was named the city’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year. Mavencamp is the Director of the Rockford Area Historical Society, and has been instrumental in preserving, recording and publicizing artifacts and correspondence from the [...]

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Prior to its March 26 meeting, the Rockford City Council and staff met with the city’s financial advisor, Shannon Sweeney, to discuss the financial picture relating to the city’s future projects in a workshop. Specific discussion items included the city’s existing debt, a Capitol Improvement Plan for street and utility reconstruction, and estimates for improvements [...]

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The Rockford City Council was the recipient of some exciting news at its March 12 meeting when Steve Yakesh delivered a Jim Thome Park Update. The park is located in the Parkwood housing development on the west side of Rockford, property the city acquired in negotiations with the developer in lieu of a park dedication [...]

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