Hands Across The Rock

Nov 19, 2015
Guy Stephens / WNIJ


Many cities compete with their neighbors to attract business and development.  Some become fierce rivals in what is often perceived to be a zero-sum game.  The leaders of two northern Illinois cities across the Rock River from each other, however, say that’s changing -- at least between their towns.  The mayors of Sterling and Rock Falls feel cooperation and encouragement is the key to both their futures

Jacqui Stephens / WNIJ

Demolition began Wednesday on the Tapco Building, one of the crumbling old industrial buildings along Rockford’s downtown riverfront.