“Home Rule’s geographic political divide” – March 25, 2018

Source: Rockford Register Star, Sunday 3/25/2018 by Jeff Kolkey

Source: Rockford Register Star, Sunday, March 25, 2018 by Jeff Kolkey




“Three state legislators reject civic center funding plan” – 1972, home rule proposed

Source:  Rockford Register Star 4/30/1972 or Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers – 1, p 52 and 53


“Center Group Vetoes Property Tax” – 1/10/1970

Source:  “Center Group Vetoes Property Tax”  Rockford Morning Star 1/10/1970

“City to get help on civic center site”  Rockford Register-Republic 5/5/1970

“Civic Center site seclection pact OK’d” Rockford Register Star 5/13/1970


“Home Rule Defeated” – 3/21/2018, Jim Hagerty

Source:  The Rock River Times, March 21, 2018, article by Jim Hagerty

“Republicans at Plae Dae to Inclue Ogilvie, Scott” – 1968

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Aug. 15, 1968