community http://northernpublicradio.org en Top 25 By '25: Ambitious Vision For Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/top-25-25-ambitious-vision-rockford <p>Energy was high at the Coronado Theater last night: it has been more than seven months since Transform Rockford held its first community rally there, asking people to help create an ambitious plan for the city.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:59:02 +0000 Susan Stephens 50411 at http://northernpublicradio.org Top 25 By '25: Ambitious Vision For Rockford Deacon Steps Off On March To Washington http://northernpublicradio.org/post/deacon-steps-march-washington <p>Shelter Care Ministries Executive Director Lou Ness departed Tuesday on the first leg of a 756-mile walk to Washington D.C., where she hopes to draw attention to the plight of the poverty-stricken.</p><p>With Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey at her side and the Rockford Lutheran High School drum line at her back, Ness headed for Belvidere, the first overnight stay in a trek expected to last two months.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:23:45 +0000 WNIJ 45362 at http://northernpublicradio.org Deacon Steps Off On March To Washington Community-Wide Response Is Key To "Transform Rockford" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/community-wide-response-key-transform-rockford <p>A growing group of Rockford residents is trying to combat their hometown’s reputation as a “miserable place”…while tackling some of the city’s biggest problems. About a thousand people showed up in the Coronado Theater last night for “<a href="http://transformrockford.org/">Transform Rockford</a>’s” first public meeting.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:11:52 +0000 Susan Stephens 39100 at http://northernpublicradio.org Community-Wide Response Is Key To "Transform Rockford"