“Centre parking draws concern” –

Source: Rockford Morning Star 5/21/1978

“Stalled bond sales delay Metro Centre; Lawsuit filed” – May 1978, April 1978

Source: Rockford Morning Star 5/17/1978

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 4/11/1978

“Metro tax endorsed by council” – April 1978

Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/4/1978; by Tom Schafer

“Metro tax endorsed by council” – 4-4-1978

Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/4/1978; article by Tom Schafer

“White: City Not Ready for Metro Centre” – 2/15/1978

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/15/1978

“Hotel-motel tax prompts controversy” – Feb 1978

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 2/4/1978 and Rockfordiana:  Municipal centers – 2,  page 9

Rockford Newspapers, 1952 – 97 East State St.

97 East State St. : (all of below) 1952

Rockford News Tower

Winnebago Newspapers, Inc.; Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic

Consolidated News Service; Rockford Downtown Merchants Association

2nd Floor: Rockford Broadcasters Inc.; WROK – 1948,

Room 201:   Maurice Miller, barber

Room 202:  Rockford Community Chest, Inc.

Room 203-4:  Placement Bureau

Room 206-212:  Miller, Thomas, Hickey & Collins, lawyers

Room 209:  Winnebago County Tuberculosis Association

Room 211:  Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society

Room 214:  Raymond Knowland, architect

Room 216:  Robert C.C. Fringer, physician

Room 219:  Boy Scouts of America (Blackhawk Council)

Room 220-223: Rockford Broadcasters Inc., WROK

Room 221:  Family Consultation Services

Room 224-226:  Rockford Council of Girl Scouts

Room 225:  Smith Hayes Advertising Agency

Room 301:  Alvin G Gunter DDS  dentist

Room 302:  Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Agency

Room 401:  Clarence E. Werner DDS  dentist

Room:  404:  Carrico & Wilgus real estate and insurance

Room 501:  Williams McCarthy and Kinley: lawyers

Room 601:  vacant

Room 606:  Wedell C. Galloway, independent advertiser

Room: 701:  Albert G. Simms office

8th Floor:  Council Rooms

Source: 1952 Polk’s Rockford City Directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockford Journal, May 25, 1978 – Page 3

“Aldermen give initial centre OK” – 8/28/1977

Source:  Rockford Register-Star 8/28/1977 by Dean Todd and also Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers – 2, page 1