“City to delay aid application”
“The Illinois Dept. of Business and Economic Development (BED) has begun taking applications for
state support of civic center construction. Springfield was the first metropolitan and civic center to
apply, according to a spokesman for the department.
Joe Pisciotte, director of BED, said guidelines for judging applications for support were approved
last week, after several months of development. There are currently six authorities eligible for support:
Springfield, Decatur, Danville, Peoria, Rockford and Aurora.”
Source: Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers – 1, Rockford Morning Star 12/8/1976