“McGaw asks industrialist aid on civic center” – 9-30-1974

“The mayor said he is also contemplating a restaurant and liquor tax to help pay the local share”       [was this via Home Rule?   Did Mayor McGaw run for re-election?  Was he re-elected?]

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic 9/30/1974

also, Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers-1, p 65


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

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

Rockford Metro Centre, 1981 – Stan Buckles

Source: Rockford Register Star Feb. 1, 1981