The Rockford Amtrak Station is a proposed train station in Rockford, Illinois, for a new Chicago-Rockford-DubuqueAmtrak corridor scheduled to start by the end of 2015. The route will run on the same tracks the former Black Hawk line used from 1974-1981. The station's construction will start in 2012 and will be located just south of downtown Rockford along Illinois Route 2. The city of Rockford received $3 million from the state of Illinois in January 2012. Currently, the city of Rockford is seeking the rest of the $12 million needed to move the project forward. On September 28, 2012, the city of Rockford and the Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) submitted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to start the design work for the station. The project is, again, postponed due to the Illinois Government suspending all unnecessary expenditures pending review.
On April 10, 2014, It was announced that Rockford would become the terminus for the Black Hawk route for the immediate future with a new proposal for a temporary Amtrak station on 7th street in Rockford. This plan was proposed following the inability to negotiate a track upgrade budget with the Canadian National Railway, which owns the tracks the former station proposal would have used. When the state negotiates a deal with the CN to eventually get the route extended to Dubuque, IA, the permanent station will be built on South Main Street.
Rockford is an arcade game developed by Arcadia Systems as an arcade spin-off of the home computer series Boulder Dash. The original arcade version of Rockford ran on the "Arcadia Multi Select system", a Commodore Amiga 500-based system that could support multiple games.
ROCKFORD — A treasure hunt, live show and several brunch options are just a few ways to celebrate Mother's Day this year in the Rockford area ... There will be a total of 10 $25 gift cards hidden throughout Hidden TreasuresMall & Antiques as part of their Mother's Day event ... Ginuwine performing live at the Rockford Woman's Club.
ROCKFORD - Salvaged by Sonya is staying in Rockford, but ready for a fresh start and moving out of the downtown two years after the coronavirus pandemic chilled business. Saying her upscale resale and antiques boutique had a good 11-year run in downtown Rockford, owner Sonya Dowdakin does not plan to renew her lease ...Downtown Rockford businesses.
ROCKFORD — A neighborhood bar and grill with a nostalgic Rockford ambience is slated to open in the city’s MidtownDistrict on Sep ... This new cafe is moving into the former TGI Friday's in Rockford ... “My decor is going to be vintage Rockford ... This new Rockford restaurant has jerk chicken tacos, burgers and more.
ROCKFORD — Three Democrats and four Republicans are running for four positions as Rockford Township trustee ... Rockford Township trustees make up the township board along with the township supervisor ... Rockford Township trustees are elected to serve four-year terms and are paid $4,500 a year ... Your guide to 2021 Rockford area elections.
It comes as no surprise that a 5,000-square-foot warehouse can hold a lot of stuff, and in the case of 411South Antiques, the stuff can be anything from a rickshaw to a bearskin rug ... Over the years, WBIR’s Ken Schwall did feature stories on 411 South Antiques, Terrier said ... There are other educators who likewise deal in antiques at this shop.
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The team that makes the most profit wins $5,000.If you’re thinking about turning trash into treasure, here are 10 tips from "flippers" Kim Niesner of Hidden TreasuresMall & Antiques in Loves Park and Mary Puckett Shaughnessy of Trove Vintage in Rockford.You may not win five grand, but you may win a few compliments at your next dinner party.