Larry Morrissey

Rockford Mayor's Annual Address
5:34 am
Thu April 10, 2014

The State Of The City Is...Better

The new Morgan Street Bridge over the Rock River, one of the projects Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey touted during his 2014 State of the City address.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

It’s a big week for development in Rockford, and Mayor Larry Morrissey was happy to highlight that during his State of the City address. 

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Misuse of Stimulus Funds
4:39 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Rockford Must Send $300K Back To The Feds

Credit city of Rockford

Rockford will give nearly $300,000 in stimulus money back to the federal government. Investigations by the city and the Office of the Inspector General found that Rockford’s Human Services Department improperly used Community Block Grant funds in 2009 and 2010. 

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6:32 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Public Safety Key Issue In Rockford Mayoral Race

Credit Rockford Convention and Visitors Bureau

Illinois’ municipal elections are less than two weeks away. In Rockford, three candidates are running for mayor, including the incumbent Larry Morrissey. One of the key issues on the campaign trail has been public safety.

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5:56 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Morrissey Addresses Concerns of Police Force

Credit city of Rockford

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey has commented on concerns about the city's police force through a news release.  Dozens of people marched in protest this week over recent officer-involved shootings.  Morrissey says the city supports the free expression of community concerns.

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8:20 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Morrissey To Seek Another Term

Mayor Larry Morrissey
WNIJ Photo

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey will run for reelection next spring. A formal announcement is expected later this month.

The mayor's campaign posted on its website that a campaign kickoff event will be held September 27th in downtown Rockford. The statement says petition packets will be handed out to supporters.

Morrissey, who's an Independent, was first elected mayor in 2005 when he defeated incumbent Doug Scott.

Road Construction
5:56 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Rockford Airport Area Road Plan: More Business, More Jobs

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey shows Senator Dick Durbin some of the growing businesses near Rockford's airport during a bumpy bus ride.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

A major road reconstruction project bordering the Chicago-Rockford International Airport is expected to boost business in the region. 

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11:12 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Rockford mayor urges 'world class' effort

Rockford’s Mayor says the city must strive to be a "world-class" community in order to be competitive. Speaking at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce annual business lunch, Larry Morrissey said Rockford is home to a number of world-class companies.

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5:14 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Candidates for Rockford Mayor

Rockford, IL – Rockford voters will decide which of four candidates for mayor they want to lead their city through these difficult economic times. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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