- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
- Week 13 NFL picks: Bears will hand Lions another Turkey Day loss
- Rockford’s holiday tradition Stroll on State set for Saturday, Nov. 29
- Webb’s RVC Studio winter full of love stories
- Tube Talk: ‘American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered’ to be featured on PBS
- Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: A nice break-in beer for those who want to try bourbon barrel-aged beer
- Tales from the Trough: IceHogs rebound with four straight wins
- Clean water groups, small business owners, community leaders celebrate Clean Water Act
- Police investigate death of 71-year-old man who was struck in October while riding in his wheelchair
Local Government: Rockton Candidates Forum March 31
The Northern IL Tea Party will present Rockton Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, at the Greater Rockton Community Centre, 302 W. Main St.
This will be an opportunity for voters to question the candidates and learn the issues.
In the race for Rockton Village Trustee, six candidates competing for three seats include Zack Baker, Corey Magnus, Patricia Davey, Scott Fridly, Zig Sekula and Scott Wallace. Davey and Fridly are serving as Village trustees.
Three candidates are seeking the office of Village Clerk: Township Assessor Dana Adams, Sheila K. Ritter and Brenda Warren. Village Mayor Dale Adams is not up for election this year.
Rockton, among the three stateline communities in our area (Roscoe and South Beloit being the others), has experienced mushrooming growth. Many of the residents of the new subdivisions don’t know “Who’s on First” in local government.
Many voters are not familiar with local government issues. This is their chance to take the measure of the candidates and issues before the April 5 election.
One issue that has divided the village is the current lawsuit over the village’s attempted acquisition of the Rock Energy Co-op electrical and gas utility serving the village.
The village residents have had the benefit of the utility and a patronage refund from the cooperative, without village responsibility for infrastructure and employment costs. Estimates are that the lawsuit has cost village residents nearly $1 million in legal fees.
From the March 30-April 5, 2011 issue