Magna store, 3915 E. State St., closed March 22, 1997, demolished April 30, 2020 (formerly Spartan’s Department Store and Arlan’s Department Store)

Sources: Demolition photo courtesy 23 WIFR April 30, 2020; Google Image captured May 2019; “Jewel Opens Local Bazaar,” Rockford Register Republic, August 31, 1976; “Cash Registers start talking as Magna opens on East State,” Rockford Register Star, August 17, 1983; photo by Keven Haas, Rockford Register Star, April 30, 2010

 

“Home Rule Advantage” – 2008, by Mike Wiser

Source:  Rockford Register Star February 28, 2008