City of Rockford

Northern Illinois Municipalities Declare Snow Emergency

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Many local municipalities declared snow emergencies Sunday evening.   

The moves were prompted by at least three inches of snow accumulation over the winter.  Some areas, instituted odd/even parking rules. However, Rockford canceled its emergency rules as of 8 a.m. Monday. Officials say they've completed plowing and salting arterial and residential routes.

More information on Rockford snow conditions can be found at rockfordil.gov.

US Drug Enforcement Administration

Rockford police seized $8.6 million in cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl in a raid last month in southeast Rockford, officials announced Thursday.

Officers found the drugs after raiding 629 16th Avenue on Nov. 22, where they arrested 58-year-old Luis Ruiz, according to the Rockford Register Star. He's been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and three counts of possession with intent to deliver.   

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Rockford aldermen delayed approving a collective bargaining agreement with library workers.  

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Rockford aldermen approved $100,000 in funds for the Rosecrance Behavioral Health Triage Program.  

Located at 605 Mulberry Street, the program provides emergency services to people suffering from psychotic episodes, extreme paranoia, and other mental health issues.  However, Rosecrance was in danger of closing its doors after a dearth of state funding.  

Rockford Mayor Says He's Not Seeking Re-Election

Sep 2, 2016
City of Rockford

Three-term Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey is not running for another term in 2017.

    

He made the announcement Friday afternoon at City Hall.

Morrissey became the city's youngest and only independent mayor when he was elected in 2005.

He's also only one of four mayors in Rockford's history to serve for 10+ years. 

Three candidates have emerged for the position.

They include Aldermen Pam Connell and Tom McNamara, as well as community activist Rudy Valdez.

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