Jim Hughes http://northernpublicradio.org en Public Safety Key Issue In Rockford Mayoral Race http://northernpublicradio.org/post/public-safety-key-issue-rockford-mayoral-race <p></p><p>Illinois’ municipal elections are less than two weeks away. In Rockford, three candidates are running for mayor, including the incumbent Larry Morrissey. One of the key issues on the campaign trail has been public safety. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:32:33 +0000 Mike Moen 27601 at http://northernpublicradio.org Public Safety Key Issue In Rockford Mayoral Race Hughes to run for Rockford mayor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/hughes-run-rockford-mayor <p>Jim Hughes, Winnebago County Director of Development Services, has announced that he plans to run mayor of Rockford.</p><p>A former Rockford alderman and Winnebago County Board member, the self-described &ldquo;Zeke Giorgi Democrat&rdquo; filed as a candidate for State Senate in the 34<sup>th</sup> District last fall but withdrew when his petitions were challenged. He also has been a Rockford mayoral candidate before.</p><p>Hughes plans to announce his candidacy officially at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:35:03 +0000 Victor Yehling 13724 at http://northernpublicradio.org