“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