Transform Rockford

Condolences to the family of Harlan Johnson

Harlan Johnson died Feb. 25. Visitation was March 5. He was 82. Harlan and I had known each other for years. He frequently submitted letters and guest columns when I was opinion editor of the Rockford Register Star. He and I would invariably show up at the same community events.       Harlan was passionate about striving […]

Are we there yet?

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 […]

Transform Rockford on the radio, plus other appearances

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 […]