ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Local mayoral candidates are gearing up for a heated race in just a few short months.
Today Rockford’s Democratic candidate Jim Hughes officially opened his campaign headquarters on Charles Street. Volunteers will staff what they dub "Little City Hall" for the next few months.
Hughes encourages members of the public to stop by and talk about some of the issues they'd like to see tackled in the coming years. Hughes will face off against republican Michael Kleen and independent incumbent Larry Morrissey in April.