After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, which isolated many people from their communities, the goal of the initiative is to bring together residents for new, fun events while also supporting local small businesses.
In June 2022 25 Incidents happened after hours at parks and facilities owned by the Rockford park district. Then in July, four people were shot and two died at Sinnissippi Park after the park was closed.
Several refugees built Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Rockford decades ago, including those from Poland and Ukraine. With residents from Brovary, Ukraine in town for the week, they hope the power of prayer shines a light on a dark time in Europe.
To store body camera footage from the Belvidere Police Department, the Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office transfers it from CDs to E-Discovery. But it could get complicated with more agencies in need of space to store video.