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Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Energy was high at the Coronado Theater last night: it has been more than seven months since Transform Rockford held its first community rally there, asking people to help create an ambitious plan for the city. 

Deacon Steps Off On March To Washington

Apr 1, 2014
Elizabeth Holmertz

Shelter Care Ministries Executive Director Lou Ness departed Tuesday on the first leg of a 756-mile walk to Washington D.C., where she hopes to draw attention to the plight of the poverty-stricken.

With Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey at her side and the Rockford Lutheran High School drum line at her back, Ness headed for Belvidere, the first overnight stay in a trek expected to last two months.

transformrockford.org

A growing group of Rockford residents is trying to combat their hometown’s reputation as a “miserable place”…while tackling some of the city’s biggest problems. About a thousand people showed up in the Coronado Theater last night for “Transform Rockford’s” first public meeting.