City of Rockford

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Rockford has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over potential Civil Rights Act violations.

Federal authorities launched an investigation in November 2015, when Rockford debated a plan to replace Fairgrounds Valley housing units with The Grove at Keith Creek, an 65-unit affordable housing development on South New Towne Drive.

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Rockford’s city council narrowly approved the Amerock hotel project.  The Register Star reports it was approved 7-6. 

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Plans to convert a downtown Rockford building into a hotel and conference center were delayed by two weeks. 

The city council is working on a deal with Gorman & Company that would renovate the former Amerock building by Davis Park.  Alderman were slated to approve the proposal Monday.  However, the Rockford Register-Star reports there were lingering concerns about the arrangement.  

Rockford officials could tap a public schools support organization to create a local pipeline for new police officers and firefighters. 

The city’s Finance and Personnel Committee voted Monday in favor of a proposal that would pay Alignment Rockford $40,000 per year for three years to create high-school level certification programs for students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or firefighting.

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Members of Rockford's Finance and Personnel Committee forwarded a budget plan to address a  $5.3 million shortfall to the full city council.

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