City of Rockford

The Belvidere School District will open a health and wellness center for its employees July 10 in a district building at Sixth Street and East Avenue.  

It will be operated by Activate Healthcare and provide several services to employees who accept the district's insurance program, the Rockford Register Star reports.

Unlimited primary care services, annual health assessments, health coaching, and generic medications are included at no cost. 

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Rockford aldermen delayed a vote on approving fee waivers for MercyHealth totaling about $200,000.  

The fees normally would go toward inspecting sidewalks, roads and infrastructure around the healthcare company's Women and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center on Riverside Boulevard.  It's part of an annexation agreement between the City of Rockford and MercyHealth, which capped building permit fees at $900,000, according to the Register Star.  


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.