Joe Marino “Mr. Fourth of July” – Spreading Holiday Joy for Nearly 50 Years – 2010/2011

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2010/2011  pp 134 – 137, by Paul Anthony Arco



Immigration Histories of Rockford Italian Families – 2018, Mike Doyle and Frank Perrecone

Source: Immigration Histories of Rockford Italian Families, compiled by the Greater Rockford Italian American Association, edited by Mike Doyle, and Asst. Editor, Frank Perrecone

R977.331 IMMIGRATION     New in Rockford Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Dept. March 2018

Sample page below.


Aragona Ladies Club Auxiliary – 1997 Festa Italiana Souvenir Paper

Source: Festa Italiana 1997 Souvenir Paper


“Summer of Uncertainty” – 1991, Budget Cuts

Summer- 1

Source:  Rockford Register Star April 7, 1991

Summer - 2

“There’s a unique Rockford job available” – 1983


Source:  Rockford Register Star July 23, 1983