Veterans Who Have Passed: Joan Marie (Ralston) Duchon

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 2, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed: Harry Richard Hedlund

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Oct. 7, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed: Robert Kerwin

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Oct. 20, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed: William Ward Rader

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jan. 3, 2020.W

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