“MetroCentre Bids Under $25,000”

Source: Rockford Register-Republic 2/4/1977,

also Rockfordiana: Minicipal Centers 1, p 101

“Civic Center Fights for Cash” – 12/24/1976

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Source: Rockford Register-Republic 12/24/1976  by Mike DeDoncker

and also Rockfordiana: Municipal Centers – 1, pp 96-97



“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


Rockford Metro Centre (or Civic Centre) efforts – 12/24/1976

Rockford voted down a Civic Center for roughly 50 years before one was built.

Source: Rockford Register-Republic 12/24/1976