Brady Girl’s Parents Plead with Abductors – Rockford Labor News 12-31-1965 and RRR 12/22/1965, 2/14/1966

Source:  Rockford Labor News, Dec. 31, 1965 Front Page           Rockford Register-Republic 12-22-1965 below, section of front page

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic 12/22/1965

Source: Rockford Register-Republic 2/14/1966


The Mob in Rockford, pt. 3, 1984 – “Stigma annoys Italian community”

Source: Rockford Register Star March 4, 1984

Main St., South, 119

Boner, John, res. over 119 S. Main, W.R.

Source: 1876 Rockford City Directory

Harry S. Hezlep, engineer Rockford Oat Meal Co., bds. Chick House

Hogan, Wm. L., solicitor Philippi’s, Rockford City Directory, bds. Chick House

Jacobus, Wm. A., billing clerk C and I Railway

Fred W. Huber, waybill clk, Am Ex Co. bds. Chick House

Jones, Geo O., engraver Rockford Engraving Co., Bds. Chick House

Joyce, Edward P., (Joyce Bros.) bds. Chick House

Joyce, Henry M. (Joyce Bros.) Chick House

Kennedy, Miss Marie, bds. Chick House

Lawrence, Chas. T., bkpr. John McDermaid, bds. Chick House

Sillick, Eugene, burnisher Rockford Silver Plate Co., bds Chick House

Smallwood, Charles H., artistic carriage painting, bds Chick House

Spellman, Miss Sarah, waitress Chick House, bds. same

Will & Tracy (W.H. Will and T.W. Tracy) Sample Rooms, Dealers in Wines, Kentucky Whiskies, gins, ale, porter, barreled and bottled beer, soft drinks, etc. If you want something rich, ask for their 10 year old bourbon. 119 S. Main

Chick House

Source: 1889-1890 Rockford City Directory

Jerome J. Blewfield, saloon; Mrs. Margaret Sadewater, residence

Source: 1911 Rockford City Directory
Chick Hotel Sign
Source: Chick Hotel sign in photo above from Rockford 1912 R917.7331 R682r Published by The Rockford Morning Star
Rockford Office Supply House

Source: 1921 Rockford City Directory

Rockford Office Supply, Mrs. Margaret Sadewater

Source: 1926 Rockford City Directory

Rockford Office Supply House

Source: 1930 Rockford City Directory

The Soda Bar

Soda Bar

Source: Rockford Register Star 2/21/1980

Rockford Office Supply House street view

Rockford Office Supply House street View







Forest View Abbey’s demise (Greenwood Cemetery) – 1984

Forest View - 1_0001

Source:  Rockford Register Star Sept. 5, 1984

Forest View - 2

Source:  Rockford Register Star Sept. 5, 1984

Forest View - 3

Source:  Rockford Register Star Sept. 5, 1984

Forest - 4