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22 Feb
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Our View: Developer’s record makes hotel realistic

Saturday, February 22, 2014 Gorman & Co. successfully completed our Jane Addam’s development. Now, they are taking on the Amercock/Ziock building. Details below from the Register Star: ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR Why should we be excited about this proposal to restore ...

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22 Jan
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White House Announces Seven New SC-2 Communities

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES SEVEN NEW SC2 COMMUNITIES This information, from the blog of The Alliance for Children and Families, was written by Maureen Richey and is also available here: http://unca-acf.org/ Last week, the White House officially announced that seven ...

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16 Jan
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Rockford chosen for federal community improvement program

Thursday, January 16, 2014 ROCKFORD CHOSEN FOR FEDERAL COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM  by Samantha Jeffries ROCKFORD (WREX) -Rockford is joining six other cities around the country as part of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) program. The federal program will help ...

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16 Jan
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Rockford Part of New National Initiative

Thursday, January 16, 2014 ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Lowering crime in the Stateline is just one of the many goals being talked about in the Transform Rockford movement and now the initiative is getting support on a national level. More than ...

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14 Jan
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Rockford students write winning essays on community improvement

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 ROCKFORD (WREX) – Three Rockford middle school students have been announced winners in the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) 2013 Essay Contest. Flinn Middle School students Terranisha Purifoy, 6th grade, and Gabriela Muniz, 8th grade, were ...

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14 Jan
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Group meets at Fairgrounds Housing to reach out to local residents

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Article from MyStateline.com  It’s the first meeting of the year for members of the Peace and Non-Violence Committee, a group that is striving to make a positive difference at the Fairgrounds Housing Development in Rockford. The ...

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14 Jan
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Rockford agencies team up to make Fairgrounds better place to live

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 ROCKFORD (WREX) -Several Rockford organizations believe they are making a difference when it comes to the quality of life in the Fairgrounds Valley Housing Complex. Organizations like the Rockford Housing Authority, Rockford Public Library, and others ...

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10 Jan
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Rockford to Receive Money for self sufficiency Programs

Friday, January 10, 2014 ROCKFORD — Programs in Rockford will receive money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the ROSS Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The Rockford Housing ...

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10 Jan
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Durbin Announces more than $2.9 million for IL Housing, Development, and Self Sufficiency Programs

Friday, January 10, 2014 The following press release was provided by Senator Dick Durbin’s office on January 10, 2014: DURBIN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2.9 MILLION FOR ILLINOIS HOUSING, DEVELOPMENT, AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAMS [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) ...

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28 Dec
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13 to Watch in ’13 Update: Ron Clewer

Saturday, December 28, 2013 RRSTAR.COM FILE PHOTO  Ron Clewer is the chief executive officer for the Rockford Housing Authority. ROCKFORD – One of Ron Clewer’s goals for 2013 was to make sure the Rockford Housing Authority continued to move in ...

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