YES on Nov. 4 School Referendum Will Continue Positive Momentum

Momentum. Progress. Transformation. Community “wins.” Those are just a few words and phrases that are being tossed around our region lately. On November 4, we’ll have the opportunity to add “new schools” to that list. On Election Day, there will be a referendum asking voters in the Rockford Public School District 205 to vote for or against authorizing the school board to use funds existing in the Capital Projects Fund to “build and equip one or more school buildings” in the district. If approved, it would allow for the reallocation of some of...

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School Board Candidate Forum Set for March 19

Next Rockford will host a Rockford School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Sullivan Center (formerly New American Theatre) at 118 North Main Street. The forums are presented by Next Rockford and sponsored by the Rockford Register Star in partnership with the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters Greater Rockford. All School Board candidates have been invited to attend; only those in contested races will participate in the on-stage forum. Both events will feature panelists...

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City Council Candidate Forum Set for Tuesday Night

Join the conversation tomorrow night as Next Rockford hosts a City Council candidate forum on Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Sullivan Center (formerly New American Theatre) at 118 North Main Street. The forums are sponsored by the Rockford Register Star and presented by Next Rockford in partnership with the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters Greater Rockford. Panelists will include Next Rockford members and Rockford Register Star reporters. All candidates for the City Council have been invited...

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Tuesday’s City Council Candidate Forum Moved to March 12

Due to forecasts of severe weather, the Next Rockford City Council candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Sullivan Center has been postponed until Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is being organized by Next Rockford, in partnership with the Rockford Register Star; Rockford Chamber of Commerce; and the League of Women...

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Next Rockford Organizing Candidate Forums in March

Next Rockford is organizing two candidate forums in March to inform voters about key issues with the Rockford City Council and the Rockford School Board. The forums are sponsored by the Rockford Register Star and presented by Next Rockford in partnership with the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters Greater Rockford. The group will host a City Council candidate forum on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Sullivan Center (formerly New American Theatre) at 118 North Main Street. All candidates for the...

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