2022 1006 Mulford Road Culvert Pipe Replacement & Resurfacing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2022 Contact: Andy Limberg Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815)319-4000 Fax: (815)319-4001 MULFORD ROAD CULVERT PIPE REPLACEMENT & RESURFACING Beginning Tuesday October 11, 2022, Mulford Road will be closed to traffic between Sandy Hollow Road and Harrison Avenue thru October 14, 2022 for culvert pipe re...

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County Board approves resolution opposing the “SAFE-T Act”

 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Effective January 1, 2023, Illinois is set to be the first state in the union to eliminate cash bail through the SAFE-T Act. Among many concerns is that the SAFE-T Act creates unreasonable legal standards for detention in forcible felonies such as murder and armed robbery. The Winnebago County Board believes that this...

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Winnebago County to launch Ring Doorbell Safety Initiative

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – To help local law enforcement solve crimes and give homeowners an added sense of security, Winnebago County will allocate $130,000 of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to purchasing Ring Video Doorbell cameras for eligible residents in the county. Last year, Winnebago County received ARP dollars to assist in combatting t...

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2022 0914 Gleasman Road Culvert Replacement

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2022 Contact: Andy Limberg Winn. County Highway Dept. 815-319-4018 GLEASMAN ROAD CLOSURE Gleasman Road will be closed to traffic between Old River Road and Roscoe Road for a Box Culvert replacement adjacent to the railroad elevated bridge. The work is scheduled to st...

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County Board approves Phases 2 and 3 of Chairman’s Initiative projects

County Board approves Phases 2 and 3 of Chairman's Initiative projects WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – To assist with the negative economic impacts from the COVID pandemic, Winnebago County received in total approximately $55 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The County has determined that a portion of the award, $1 million, will be used fo...

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program to conclude in Winnebago County

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – The Winnebago County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is nearing completion following more than a year of providing rental and utility assistance to households impacted financially due to the COVID pandemic. In total, more than $15 million was awarded to Winnebago County to be used...

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County Board approves Chairman’s appointment of Jennifer Muraski as Coroner

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Following the resignation and conviction of former Winnebago County Coroner William Hintz, the Winnebago County Board declared a vacancy in the Coroner's Office, pursuant to the Election Code, 10 ILCD 5/25-11. With the advice and consent of the County Board, Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli has appointed Jen...

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Chairman & Mayor’s YLC Seeking Youth Leaders for 2022-2023 School Year

ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Chairman and Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is seeking new members for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications are being accepted directly from students and now local agencies can nominate students for this great opportunity. Facilitated by the Winnebago County Health Department since 2017, the YLC promotes the developm...

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County invests millions in infrastructure, major road improvement projects in 2022

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – The Winnebago County Highway Department laid out its capital projects and major maintenance items for Fiscal Year 2022 to county board members Thursday evening, April 28, 2022. At the top of the list are plans to resurface Charles Street from Alpine Road to Mulford Road, as well as widening and resurfacing Latham Road from ...

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2022 Spring Weight Postings Update

Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2022 Contact: Andy Pirrello Winn. County Highway Dept. 815/319-4000 2022 SPRING WEIGHT POSTINGS UPDATE As of Monday, March 28th, 2022 the spring weight postings will no longer be enforced by Winnebago County.

Board Member Vacancy at Four Rivers Sanitation District

The Winnebago County Board Office is currently taking applications from area residents interested in filing the open board position. Board members must reside in the Fours Rivers Sanitation District. For more information click here.

New CIO appointed to lead county IT Department

New CIO appointed to lead county IT Department WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – After conducting interviews with internal and external candidates, Winnebago County Board Chairman Joe Chiarelli has appointed Dan Magers as Chief Information Officer of Winnebago County's Department of Information Technology. The appointment was supported by the full County Bo...

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County Board passes resolution opposing Mercyhealth loss of medical services

County Board passes resolution opposing Mercyhealth loss of medical services WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – After unanimous approval, the Winnebago County Board is encouraging Javon Bea Hospital and Mercyhealth to reconsider its decision to stop providing inpatient services at its Rockton Avenue campus, especially standard emergency care. The Public Safe...

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Board Member Bilich resigns, vacant seat opens on County Board

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – District 20 Board Member Jas Bilich (R) has formally resigned from the Winnebago County Board to accept a position with Winnebago County's Regional Planning & Economic Development Department. Bilich has served on the board since December 2018 with a term set to expire later this year. He also served as Chairman of the E...

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Winnebago County Mental Health Board looks to fill vacant seat

Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli announces efforts to appoint a new board member to fill the recent vacancy left on the Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board (WCCMHB). The term for this position runs through February 2024. Members of currently funded organizations are not eligible to become Board Members. There is no compen...

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County Board approves new precinct voting boundaries

The Winnebago County Board approved its Reapportionment Plan for county districts on December 21, 2021. Following this approval, county board members unanimously passed the updated County Election Precincts on Thursday, January 13 at its county board meeting. Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Decennial Census, which tracks the popu...

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Poppy Exhibit at Veterans Memorial Hall

New temporary exhibit featuring VFW State Convention award winning Poppy Displays created by VFW Roscoe Post 2955 and Roscoe VFW Auxiliary. Exhibit will be displayed from October 1, 2021 thru November 11, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main, Rockford, IL 61101. Full full press release click here.