Krenek’s Clock Haven

Bob Krenek turned his hobby of fixing clocks into a business in 1964 at 2314 N. Main St. Doug Nelson began working at the store in 1990, and bought the business when Krenek retired in 1999. The store is now located at 5124 N. Second St. Loves Park. Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Annual Guide 2019

A Tale of Seven Cities 1986

Source:  Rockford Magazine    June 1986   Vol.1 No.1

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


Tax Credit Extension editorial – 12-4-2016


Source: Rockford Register Star 12/4/2016