City of Rockford

City of Rockford

Two Auburn High School students in Rockford won a sign contest meant to reduce speeding in neighborhoods.

Out of 35 submissions overall, Angelica Morales and Chase Heim were named as the winners during a city council meeting for their design with the slogan, “Slow down. Kids matter.”

Both students won a city and park district prize package that included movie tickets and passes for various city activities.

Rockford traffic engineer Jeremy Carter says the number one complaint the city traffic division gets is speeding in residential areas.

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The Rock River Water Reclamation District is holding an open house Tuesday about coming sewer work on Spring Creek Road.  

The $16.5 million project will tear up the road and install a larger sewer trunk line.  This component funnels sewer water from northeast Rockford to the district's treatment plant on Kishwaukee Street.  The line was last replaced in 1980, and increased growth has resulted in instances of sewage backup.  

Winnebago County Must Pay $626K From Tax Overpayment

Apr 26, 2016
Winnebago County

Winnebago County is still working on a way to repay the $626,000 it owes the state after a tax error. 

The mistake occurred when the Department of Revenue overpaid thousands of state districts for their 2014 Personal Property Replacement Taxes.  The funds would normally go to Winnebago County’s general fund and retirement system, but this year’s will need to be partially repaid.  County Administrator Stephen Chapman is frustrated at the state’s lack of a repayment plan.      

Barmore Trial Jury Reaches Verdict, Finds City Liable

Mar 25, 2016
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A Rockford jury in a civil trial related to the 2009 police shooting of Mark Anthony Barmore today found the city of Rockford liable for the distress it caused to the plaintiffs. But the jury awarded them compensation well below what they were asking.

Rockford's New Hazardous Waste List

Nov 18, 2015
willcountygreen.com

Starting Saturday, the Hazardous Waste Site in Rockford will no longer accept latex paint due to  changes in the hazardous waste list.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that latex paints be allowed to air-dry by leaving the lid off. You also can add absorbents, such as oil dry or cat litter to the remainder content.

A man is in police custody after he fired shots inside Crusader Community Health's facility on Broadway in Rockford.

The armed suspect, 36-year-old Steven Dummer of Rochelle, threatened suicide on the second floor of the clinic Monday afternoon.

Police were able to peacefully negotiate with the suspect after a standoff lasting nearly four hours. The facility was secured and all occupants were able to evacuate safely.