Clerk’s Office to give away free trees in honor of Earth Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 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. – The Winnebago County Clerk's Office is "going green" in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2024. Winnebago County Clerk Lori Gummow will be giving away tree seedlings on Monday, April 22 to anyone that purcha...

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Road work scheduled for E. Riverside Boulevard

Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2024 Contact: Prafull Soni Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4028 Fax: (815) 319-4001 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - The westbound right turn lane of E. Riverside Blvd. between Bell School Road and Galleria Drive will be closed for utility work. The work is scheduled to start on Monday, April...

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$4.4M transportation grant awarded to Winnebago County for South Perryville Road project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 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. – The Rockford Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee has awarded Winnebago County with the Surface Transportation Block Grant in the amount of $4,457,107 to partially fund the South Perry...

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Winnebago County Clerk’s Office certifies March 19 election results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 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. – Following the General Primary Election on March 19, 2024 Winnebago County Clerk Lori Gummow announces the official certification of the election results, which are now posted on the County Clerk's website ...

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Perryville Bike Path Extension work to begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2024 Contact: Andy Limberg Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4000 Fax: (815) 319-4001 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. -- Construction will start on Monday April 8, 2024, for the latest extension of the Perryville Bike Path from Anjali Way to Willow Brook Lane in Machesney Park. The Perryville Road east side shou...

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Highway Department to begin Bell School Road Improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2024 Contact: Andy Limberg Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4000 Fax: (815) 319-4001 Bell School Road Improvements Beginning Monday April 8, 2024, work will start on the Bell School Road improvement project from Argus Drive to Royal Troon Drive, located just north of Guilford Road. The work will consis...

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County Board approves resolution regarding the emergency response to the abandonment of asylum seekers in Winnebago County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 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. – Following the State of Illinois' disaster declaration establishing resources to assist foreign migrants in the sanctuary city of Chicago, the Winnebago County Board approves a resolution outlining the Coun...

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County Board approves resolution supporting Regional Office of Education Alternative Education Programs for K-5th Grades

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 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. – The Regional Office of Education serving Boone and Winnebago Counties has implemented Alternative Education Programs for some of our county's most challenging and vulnerable middle and high school aged stu...

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Clerk's Office to hold public test of voting machines

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 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. – A Public Test of the DS200 Digital Scan Precinct Tabulation machines will be conducted on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the Winnebago County Administration Building, 404 Elm Street, Room 303 i...

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Winnebago County Clerk’s Office statement regarding Cook County Trump ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 29, 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. –As some may already be aware, yesterday afternoon February 28, 2024, Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter ruled to remove Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump from the upcoming March 19, 20...

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River Bluff Health & Rehabilitation to host Nursing Job Fair

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Danielle Grindle February 28, 2024 Phone: (815) 319-4233 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Join us at River Bluff Health & Rehabilitation for an upcoming Nursing & CNA Job Fair to learn about available job openings & positions at our facility: DATE: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 TIME: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. LOC...

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Highway Department 2024 Seasonal Weight Postings Update

PRESS RELEASE Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2024 Contact: Carlos Molina / Mike Ackerman Winnebago County Highway 815-319-4000 Due to annual freeze / thaw cycles, the roadways are beginning to soften up. The road departments are now posting signs on roadways that temporarily restrict use from heavy trucks. Winnebago County will be po...

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Highway Department to begin Perryville Road utility work

 Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/16/2024 Contact: Prafull Soni Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815)319-4028 Fax: (815)319-4001 N. Perryville Road Lane Closure The outer southbound lane of N. Perryville Road between Rock Cut Crossings and Zenith Parkway will be closed for utility work. The work is scheduled to start on Monday, Feb. 1...

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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 Surface Water Management Ordinance Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2024 Contact: Sean Von Bergen Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4034 / Fax: (815) 319-4001 Winnebago County, in conjunction with Illinois Emergency Management Agency, received Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to update the County's floodplain...

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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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