A Rockford Alderman is stepping down.
Mayor Larry Morrissey announced during Tuesday night's council meeting that Freshman Alderman Vernon Hilton (6th Ward) is leaving his post, effective Sep. 9.
The city of Rockford posted on its Twitter account, "We wish the best to Alderman Vernon Hilton... in his future endeavors."
Hilton and his family are moving to Texas.
For now, Mayor Morrissey will appoint a replacement. An elected official won't be decided until the next election, which is in 2015.