The Rockford City Council proposed a winter sidewalk ordinance to keep the walkways clear or snow and ice. The city would fine residents who do not shovel the sidewalks on their property. If passed, the ordinance would not take effect until next winter.
The Illinois Gaming Board says that people playing the video slots lost more than $5 million in Rockford, more than any other city in Illinois. Loves Park ranked third with people losing more than $3 million. It shows that there might be interest in a casino, but makes lawmakers concerned about lost sales tax revenue.
Sen. Kirk Dillard introduced his running mate Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) at Chicago Rockford Int'l Airport and Dan Rutherford unveiled attorney John Kim (R-Northbrook) as his running mate. The announcements kick election season into high gear.