Several local officials are expected to attend a meeting held by local Latino leaders on Sunday
While the meeting is billed as providing a safe, prosperous and unified Latino community, it comes among rising tensions after the Winnebago County Sheriff proposed using the county jail as a detention center for illegal immigrants. Some believe that would create tension in the local Latino community.
The event will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church located at 3004 11th St. in Rockford. The event begins at 1p.m. Top Rockford and Winnebago County officials and law enforcement authorities have been invited.