Veterans Who Have Passed–Thomas E. Mott



Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 24, 2020.

Savant, ad – 2018, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” presentation

Source:  the Voice – of the Rockford Business Community, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, May 2018

Joel (J.B.) Whitehead) – 1936

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/30/1936

Copy in Rockfordiana: Biographies –  WH – 1966

article on right source:  Rockford Register Republic Dec. 27, 1940


“Community Organizations Support Home Rule” – 2018

Source:  The Voice of the Rockford Business Community, March 2018, Vol. 31, No. 3, front page

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“Vote yes for Rockford; vote yes on home rule” Opinion – 2/11/2018

Source: Rockford Register Star, Sunday, 2/11/2018

Rockford Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events – 2018

Source:  The Voice, February 2018, Vol. 31, No. 1

“Realtors say vote ‘no’ on home rule” – 1/31/2018

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/31/2018




“Chamber votes to endorse returning home rule powers to Rockford” – 2018, The Voice

Source:  The Voice, February 2018, Vol. 31, No. 2

Farmer’s Co-operative Packing Plant of Rockford – 1917 image, article

Source:  Rockford 1917, page 103; Issued by Rockford Chamber of Commerce   R917.7331 R682r 1917

the only co-operative packing plant in Illinois; farmer members kill, cure and market their own product.

Incorporated March 18, 1916. J.M. Chryst, F.A. Bingham, John Hrdlicka, Louis Kreuter and Thomas A. Nolan, directors. Promoted by George H. Horrell of Humbird, Wisconsin.

Plant located near Blackhawk Park, Rockford.  City Directory listed address as Peoples Ave. near Rock River,

Site shown in 1917 De Tissandier Atlas.  Formerly Schmauss Meat-Packing Plant, some years managed by Oake Packing Co., who wanted to put 300 men to work in plant. 1908 – 1916 sale.

Farmers Co-operative sold in 1923/1925 after massive fire. Purchase by Chappel Bros., Inc. canned horsemeat, sent to European market and used here as dog food.