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 Rockfords Web site, which is advocating Rockfords 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 Giles alternative home rule Web site, visit www.fixhomerule.com.
To view Empower Rockfords Web site, visit www.homerulenow.com.
From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2005, issue