“Officials oppose civic center deal” – January 22 and 24, 1975, Home Rule powers

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 1/22/1975 and 1/24/1975

Liquor – Traffic

“Teenagers Plead 5th During Liquor Hearing”  refused to tell the Liquor Commission whether they obtained 2 quarts of beer from a Rockford Tavern prior to their assault July 28.the pair refused any testimony on the grounds that it might incriminate them. As attorney for La Cantina, Matthew Cicero agreed with this position

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/14/1964

Liquor – Traffic

“2 Plead Guilty in Liquor Theft”  charges of having received liquor stolen from the Moose Club. Robert Wittbecker,21, 1727 Hamilton Rd. and John E. Grady, 22, 212 No Church St. a bartender at the Palmer House tavern. The liquor was obtained from David Vrtue, 29, 120 So Church St. who has confessed to taking five cases of whiskey from the club. He is being held on a grand larceny charge.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/24/1944