Things You Should Know for February 24th, 2013

Articles for February 24th, 2013

All links below provide information on things you should know going on in your hometown of Rockford, Illinois. All sources are Rockford news leaders and are relevant to community issues.

Education

Are Rockford schools as bad as we think?: Harmon Mitchell, District 205 School Board President, gives his opinion on the state of Rockford schools. He gives his reasons. What are your thoughts on the District 205 education system?

Government

Geopolicing causing a stir in the community and police department: Mayor Morrissey wants police officers to know their neighborhoods more than they do now. A discussion is happening February 28th, at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center from 5:30-6:00.  Geopolicing, as well as the 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Plan will be the topics of discussion.

Bill Robertson, former Rockford Fire Chief and alderman, passes away: “Flags at Rockford fire stations, the Public Safety Building, And at City Hall are all at half staff to mourn Bill Robertson’s passing.” From the reactions on Facebook about Mr. Robertson’s death, it seems he had an impact on many local lives. Condolences to his family.

Business

North Main Tavern relocated due to roundabaout: After 80 years in the same location, a new location is still unknown for a community  tavern in Rockford. New construction not scheduled until may for a new roundabout is the cause of the relocation.

Aerospace Grant Success: NIU Rockford implementing an engineering internship program, which created jobs right here in Rockford. The hope is that the growth will continue. My Stateline also covers this.

Sports

Rockford Area students make Rising Stars Roster: Top area seniors are scheduled to play a girl/boy double-header in April. Check out the nominees for the game and see if you know them!!

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