City of Rockford

The Rock River Times

The Rockford City Council approved a resolution Monday that would allow residents to recall aldermen and mayors if they go against certain provisions that are part of a bid for home rule.

A referendum on the March 20 ballot asks Rockford residents to grant home rule authority. But the council already has approved provisions to limit how the city raises property taxes and takes on debt.

Ballot Objection Delays Early Voting In Rockford

Feb 7, 2018

The Rockford Board of Elections is postponing early voting for the March 20th primary election.

This comes after an objection for State Representative Scott Drury’s attorney general bid. The case hinges on whether the Highwood Democrat properly filed a statement of economic interest.

Stacey Bixby is executive director of the Rockford Board of Elections.

Mayo Clinic News Network

Government officials in Winnebago County announced Tuesday they are taking aim at the pharmaceutical industry in the fight against opioid abuse. 


Rockford and County officials said they intend to pursue legal action against companies they believe helped enable the growing opioid addiction crisis. 


City of Rockford

Rockford aldermen voted in favor of a plan to secure funding for the Barber-Colman industrial campus. 

Moody's Downgrades Rockford Bond Rating

Jul 11, 2017

Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Rockford’s debt rating from A1 to A2.

The group says the downgrade reflects the city’s high pension burden, as well as greater operating costs and a limited ability to raise revenue. The Rockford Register Star reports city officials say the lack of home rule authority limits the ability to raise such revenue. The lower rating likely will increase overall borrowing costs.