The City of Rockford has indefinitely closed off 369 spaces – about 44% -- of the 843 spots in the downtown Concourse Parking Deck just across South Church Street from the BMO Harris Bank Center.
With limited on-street parking, the facility is the primary parking location for entertainment events at the former MetroCentre and among the preferred choices for activities at Davis Park along the Rock River.
An aviation expert says Chicago's plan to bolster air cargo capacity at O'Hare International could have a negative effect on surrounding airports. He says Rockford's airport could be among those affected.
The United States Postal Service announced Thursday that it will soon begin consolidating dozens of mail processing facilities across the country. Part of Rockford's operations will be transferred to the Carol Stream distribution center. The other half will be absorbed by the facility in Palatine.