Empower Rockford ready to begin petition drive for fall

Empower Rockford, the citizens’ group supporting bringing home rule authority back to Rockford, will hold a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. Members of Empower Rockford, Mayor Larry Morrissey, Rockford aldermen and citizens of the community will be gathering Wednesday at Memorial Hall to kick off the petition drive aimed at putting the home rule referendum on the November ballot for voter consideration.

This issue has gotten a lot of coverage in recent weeks, and the outcome of last Monday night’s City Council meeting placed Empower Rockford in a position to begin a petition drive to get the home rule issue on the fall ballot.

Info: Jim Thacker, 815-715-3130.

From the Jan. 18-24, 2006, issue

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