“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 (or Civic Centre) efforts – 12/24/1976

Rockford voted down a Civic Center for roughly 50 years before one was built.

Source: Rockford Register-Republic 12/24/1976


“Growth carries city into 20th century” – 2002 article

Growth carries R

Source: Rockford Register Star June 9, 2002

Caption under picture:  “The State St. bridge was all decked out in patriotic trappings for an Independence Day Celebration in the late 19th century. The view here is toward the west. Note the absence of any tall buildings, the first of which was erected shortly after the turn of the century.”

Growth carries R 2


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


Source:  Rockford Register Star July 23, 1983