Category Archives: News

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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28 Dec
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Morrissey: Rockford’s 2013 was about survival

Saturday, December 28, 2013 By Greg Stanley Rockford Register Star  ROCKFORD – As he looked back over the passing year, the headline to sum up Rockford’s 2013 should probably just be “survival,” Mayor Larry Morrissey said. That’s a bit toned down from ...

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28 Dec
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Their View: City, county working together to truly transform Rockford

Saturday, December 28, 2013   RRSTAR.COM FILE PHOTO    Rockford and Winnebago County must do more to engage business CEOs and the private sector to solve community problems like crime, joblessness and low educational attainment, County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen ...

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18 Dec
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Fairgrounds public housing set to come down for community improvement

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 FAIRGROUNDS PUBLIC HOUSING SET TO COME DOWN FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT Fairgrounds resident Gertrude Verner WREX-13 Rockford city leaders believe tearing down a concentration of public housing will help build the community around it. Fairgrounds Valley is ...

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09 Dec
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Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council sponsoring essay contest

Monday, December 9, 2013 MAYOR’S YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL SPONSORING ESSAY CONTEST Middle school students in District 205 who hope to make a difference in their community can win big by putting their thoughts to paper. The City of Rockford Mayor’s ...

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