Web site opposes home rule

Local author and home rule opponent John Gile has created a Web site to offer an alternative view of home rule. Gile said he developed the Web site in response to Empower Rockford’s Web site, which is advocating Rockford’s return to home rule authority.

Gile led the effort to repeal home rule in Rockford in 1983. Gile argued that return to home rule would take power away from citizens and concentrate authority “into a small group of politicians’ hands.”

To view Gile’s alternative home rule Web site, visit www.fixhomerule.com.

To view Empower Rockford’s Web site, visit www.homerulenow.com.

From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2005, issue

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