“Civic Center panel studies alternate finance methods” and “Civic Center Demo draws women’s ire” – 1975

Source:  Civic Center panel….”   Rockford Morning Star 5/9/1975

Source:  “Civic Center Demo draws….”   Rockford Register-Republic 6/9/1975

Also, Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers – 1, pages 81-82


“Civic center money-makers cited” – 3/4/1975

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic 3/4/1975 Also, Rockfordiana:  Municipal Centers – 1,  page 77

1) “Peterson also estimated a 3% hotel-motel tax would bring in $170,000 a year for the civic center but that the center would bring in $5.841 million a year in additional revenue for city businesses.”     Actual figures on either of these estimates?

2) Report indicates at least $1.7 million in local funds will be needed. Where did the funds come from?