“Metro tax endorsed by council” – 4-4-1978

Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/4/1978; article by Tom Schafer

“City to Delay..” Dec 1976; and also “Civic Center Bond Urgency Stressed” – Jan. 1977

Source: “City to delay aid application”  –  Rockford Morning Star 12/8/1976

“Civic Center Bond Urgency Stressed”  –  Rockford Morning Star 1/21/1977

and also Rockfordiana:  Municipal Centers – 1, p. 98

“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



Rockford Metro Centre – 12/8/1976

“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