Mayoral contests were particularly contentious in four northern Illinois cities this election day.
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.
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.