State of the City

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Rockford’s mayor wants to expand the system his city used to end homelessness among veterans. Larry Morrissey delivered his 11th annual State of the City address Wednesday night. He says it means identifying the city’s toughest challenges, focusing the right people on solutions, and tracking results. Morrissey calls it "collective impact" and would like to tackle the problem of child abuse using the same technique.

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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NOTE: The audio file of the complete 2012 State of the City address runs a little more than one hour and includes soundtracks from several videos that were shown as part of the presentation.