Jeff Gauger was the Rockford Register Star’s managing editor from 2005-2007. He worked at the Omaha World Herald before he came here. He was impressed by Rockford and when it came to developing the Editorial Agenda for 2007 he was passionate about including this item: We’ve got good stuff — believe it. Even though he […]
When Transform Rockford began it’s quest for community improvement the stated goal was top 25 by 2025. That was a great slogan, but community improvement is a continuing process. What good is it to be top 25 by 2025 if in 2026 you’re No. 300? There are many ways to measure a community’s success. In […]
A new library is just one of the positive developments in Rockford.
Beth Howard, executive director of the Friends of the Coronado, and Doug Johnson of ASM Global, take us through the Coronado Performing Arts Center
Thank you Steve Summers for including me in the next episode of “This Week in the Stateline.” If you are unfamiliar with the program, “each week Steve Summers sits down and chats with those living, working, and breathing life into the Stateline. From community leaders, politicians, veterans, and more! Tune in Sunday Morning at 6am […]
I appeared on The Morning Blend with Andy Gannon and Marta Berglund on Jan. 10 to talk about Transform Rockford after six months of its reboot. I appreciated the opportunity to talk about the city I love and the progress that is being made. There’s a long way to go, obviously, but there are a […]
TEAMWORK KEY TO STELLANTIS SUCCESS: While the Stellantis facility is located in Belvidere, it took the work of the entire region to land the deal. The Northern Illinois Council of Governments (NorthernCOG), chaired by Mayor Tom McNamara, was critical in negotiating a deal. The NorthernCOG, a voluntary association that represents members of local governments, is […]
@pablo_korona #SmashArt The feedback I'm getting from my #SmashArtpiece has been very encouraging, so I whipped up a video to show my process and talk a little bit about it in context. I'm very thankful to the River District, Rockford Area Arts Council, and @gorockford ♬ original sound – pablo_korona