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City of Rockford receives $632K criminal justice grant

ROCKFORD -- The Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention was recently awarded a grant for $632,072 from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The funding will allow the city to nearly triple the…

City of Rockford announces law enforcement pilot program

ROCKFORD -- City officials, on Wednesday, announced the launch of a pilot program that will partner police officers with mental health professionals. “This new model will provide law enforcement with appropriate alternatives to arrest,”…

City of Rockford, ETSB announce new dispatch system

ROCKFORD -- The ETSB and 13 law enforcement agencies across the region recently launched a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and shared Police Records Management System (RMS). For the first time, all agencies are now operating on a…

Rockford announces second round of COVID-19 relief loans

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford will offer another round of Community and Economic Development micro-enterprise loans this month. Sept. 14-18, business owners with five or fewer employees  may apply for the program that allows for a…

City receives $1.9M infrastructure grant

ROCKFORD -- The City of Rockford has been awarded a $1.9 million Opportunity Zone grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The award will be used to improve infrastructure two areas of East Rockford…

Rockford mayor participates in Peace Walk at City Hall

ROCKFORD -- Mayor Tom McNamara participated in a Peace Walk around City Hall Wednesday, an event organized by area clergy. The group is advocating for a Community Accountability Board that could review encounters with police.…

Rockford aldermen agree to pay legal fees in 2015 lawsuit

ROCKFORD - The Rockford City Council, on Monday, voted to pay more than $117,000 in attorneys' fees in a 2015 lawsuit over ex-Gov. Bruce Rauner's "turnaround agenda." The suit was brought by representatives of the International Union of…