Off-site early voting location to open for Winnebago County residents

To assist in serving voters for the upcoming March 19, 2024 General Primary Election, the Winnebago County Clerk's Office announces an additional in-person voting location beginning next week on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. For Winnebago County residents residing outside of City of Rockford limits, early in-person voting will take place at the Har...

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Early In-Person Voting to begin for Winnebago County residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Danielle Grindle February 2, 2024 Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – In preparation for the upcoming March 19, 2024 General Primary Election, the Winnebago County Clerk's Office announces that early in-person voting will begin on Thursday, February 8, 2024. For Winnebago ...

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Board Member John Sweeney appointed to Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2024 Contact: Danielle Grindle Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Recently, the Winnebago County Board approved the appointment of Board Member John Sweeney (R-20) to the Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority (QCREDA). QCREDA is one of ten Regional ...

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Winnebago County announces Winter Weather Closure for 1/12/24

Due to the current winter weather conditions, all Winnebago County Government offices and Circuit Court offices will be CLOSED on Friday, January 12, 2024. All court cases impacted by the closure will be rescheduled. Please use caution due to the dangerous road conditions and stay safe. Further updates, if necessary, will be posted at wincoil.gov&n...

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Winnebago County announces Winter Weather Closure for 1/9/24

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Due to the current winter weather conditions, all Winnebago County Government offices and Circuit Court offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. All court cases impacted by the closure will be rescheduled. Please use caution due to the dangerous road conditions and stay safe. Further updates, if necessary, will b...

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County Board approves agreements for several Crime Prevention Strategies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2023 Contact: Danielle Grindle Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – The Winnebago County Board unanimously approved two resolutions authorizing sub-recipients for recent grants awarded to Winnebago County, which both support crime reduction initiatives for at-risk indiv...

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Clarification regarding status of Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2023 Contact: Danielle Grindle Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – In response to recent misinformation regarding the status of funding for the Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board (WCCMHB), the Winnebago County Board Office would like to offer clarification ...

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County Board approves amended Winnebago County Purchasing Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2023 Contact: Danielle Grindle Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Thursday evening, the Winnebago County Board voted to approve an amendment to sections of Chapter 2, Article VI, Division 3 of the Winnebago County Code of Ordinances, otherwise known as the Purchasing ...

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Veterans Memorial Hall to host Veterans Day Program

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - Please join us on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Veterans Memorial Hall for our annual Veterans' Day Celebration and luncheon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and we will begin our celebration at 11 a.m. with a Proclamation by Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli. Boone County Quilt of Valor coordin...

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Winnebago County Veterans Assistance Commission Announces New Superintendent

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2023 CONTACT: Ray Richmond, (779) 238-0234 ROCKFORD, Ill. – It is with great excitement and enthusiasm the Winnebago County Veterans Assistance Commission announces it has named Jesus Pereira as the new Superintendent for the Winnebago County Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC). Pereira was appointed to the positi...

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County to participate in "Cutting the Red Tape" Government Purchasing Expo

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. -  Winnebago County invites the community to attend the Second Annual "Cutting the Red Tape" event on Wednesday, November 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the UW Health Sports Factory. Representatives from Winnebago County Government, Rockford Park District, Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD), City of Rockford Government,...

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Security Entrance to be implemented at County Administration Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2023 Contact: Danielle Grindle Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – In an effort to improve the safety of the public and employees at the Winnebago County Administration Building, additional security measures will go into effect next week. Beginning Monday, October 2, ...

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County Board approves balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2023 Contact: Danielle Grindle Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Winnebago County Board Members voted to approve the $67.9 million general fund budget to pass a balanced fiscal year budget for 2024. "It's imperative that we provide the funding needed to not onl...

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Leech Road closure due to culvert pipe repairs

Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2023 Contact: Mike Ackerman Winn. County Highway Dept. (815) 319-4029 LEECH ROAD CLOSURE  The Winnebago County Highway Department will be closing Leech Road between Campbell Road and Rte. 70 for culvert pipe repairs. The work is scheduled to start on Monday, September 18th through Tuesday, Se...

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Pavement patching scheduled for Riverside Boulevard and Owen Center

Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 14, 2023 Contact: Andy Limberg Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4018 Fax: (815) 319-4001 Pavement Patching & Resurfacing will take place at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Owen Center / Central Avenue. The work is scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Tra...

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Winnebago County to host Pre-Trial Fairness Act Panel Discussion

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Effective September 18, 2023, Illinois will become the first state in the nation to abolish cash bail. Under a landmark ruling, the state Supreme Court upheld the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act, which abolishes cash bail and specifies procedures judges must use to impose pretrial detention. On behalf of the Chairman's Offic...

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Resurfacing work to begin on Best Road

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2023  Contact: Sean Von Bergen  Winnebago County Highway Dept.  Office: (815) 319-4000  Fax: (815) 319-4001  BEST ROAD RESURFACING Best Road will be closed to traffic at various locations starting on Monday September 18, 2023, for roadway pipe culvert replacements between IL Route 7...

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County Clerk’s Office issues petition packets for spring primary election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2023 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Winnebago County Clerk Lori Gummow announces that petition packets for established party candidates running for local offices at the March 19, 2024 General Primary Election are now available in-person or online. Petition packets are available for Democratic and Republican Party candida...

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Winnebago County cooling centers open during Extreme Heat Wave

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - Extreme heat is expected in Winnebago County from Wednesday, August 23 through Thursday, August 24. The National Weather Service predicts heat indices of 110 to 115, with heat staying around in the evening hours.  Ways to Stay Cool Temporary cooling centers are open across Winnebago County for those in need o...

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Osborne Road closure due to culvert replacement

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 15, 2023  Contact: Mike Ackerman  Winn. County Highway Dept.  815-319-4029 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. -- The Winnebago County Highway Department will be replacing a pipe culvert on Osborne Road at the intersection with Montague Road. The work is scheduled to start on Thursday, August 17th , a...

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