City celebrates CRE8IV


Nine murals are being painted in Rockford for the CRE8IV festival. The Illinois Dept. of Commerce Office of Tourism provided the $91,800 grant. The artists are: Yulia Avgustinovich, from Denver, CO, Brett Whitacre, from Sycamore, Jenny Roesel Ustick,, from Cincinnati, Corey Barksdale from Atlanta, Lisa and Libbie Frost, from Rockford, Jenny M. Mathews, from Rockford, Chris Silva, from Chicago, and Molly Z, from Chicago.

Source: Rockford Register Star, May 16, 2019

Rockford airport to add 500 jobs

Job expansion continues at the Chicago Rockford International airport with Pinnacle Logistics hiring both permanent and seasonal workers. Amazon’s Prime Air cargo fleet and USP are growing. A $9 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was announced by Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Representative Cheri Bustos.

Source: Rockford Register Star, May 16, 2019

“Pension debt’s real-people effect moments” – 2013 Recession/Recovery

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/14/2013


“Tinker Topics” – April – June 2018 issue

The Rockford Public Library Local History and Genealogy Dept. retains copies of former newsletter and news articles and books



Source: Donation of Member Newsletter


Grants Received – January 2018

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/21/2018; C4

“Barber-Colman grant application given approval” – 7-25-2017

Source: Rockford Register Star 7-25-2017