Highway Department to begin Meridian Bridge repairs

Press RoomFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2023Contact: Sean Von BergenWinnebago County Highway Dept.Office: (815) 319-4034Fax: (815) 319-4001 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - The Winnebago County Highway Department announces that Meridian Road between IL 75 and Shirland Road will be closed for bridge repairs over the Pecatonica River. The work is sched...

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

The Winnebago County Clerk's Office is going green in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2023. Winnebago County Clerk Lori Gummow will be giving away tree seedlings on Friday, April 21 to anyone that purchases a birth certificate, death certificate or applies for a marriage license."I've done this every year simply because of my passion for the enviro...

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Applications now open for 'Project 4114' Veteran Home Giveaway

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Winnebago County veterans interested in applying for the Veteran Home Giveaway as part of "Project 4114" can now apply online through Marshmallow's Hope - either in person, mail or online! Scan the QR code or visit https://www.marshmallowshope.org for more information. Download PDF File Here

2023 Spring Weight Postings for County highways lifted

2023 SPRING WEIGHT POSTINGSDue 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 posting signs on some County highways that are affected by these restrictions. Typically, the spring road-posting per...

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Chairman & Mayor's Youth Leadership Council to host Community Town Hall

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. -  The students of the Chairman and Mayor's Youth Leadership Council have organized a public forum for youth to come and voice their input regarding Transportation Concerns. Please join us on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. for a discussion on transportation in Winnebago County. Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara...

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Winnebago County to hold clean-up day for 'Project 4114'

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – This weekend join us as we "Clean Out the House" for Project 4114, a collaboration between Winnebago County and nonprofit Marshmallow's HOPE. Volunteers are needed to help us clean out the home being donated by the Winnebago County Trustee Program. Please bring gloves, appropriate shoes and any battery-operated hand tools t...

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Highway Department announces Gleasman Road closure to begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Revised: March 8, 2023 Contact: Andy Limberg Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4018 GLEASMAN ROAD CLOSUREWINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - Gleasman Road will be closed to traffic between IL Route 2 (North Main) and Rockton Avenue for a Box Culvert replacement. The work is scheduled to start the week of March 13...

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Winnebago County Circuit Clerk's Office reopens to the public

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – As ongoing fire remediation efforts continue at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois, the 17th Judicial Circuit announces that effective Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk's Office and Domestic Violence Assistance Center are re-opened. The Office of the Circu...

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County Board approves appointments for River Bluff Nursing Home Board of Directors

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – In order to have more oversight of its business operations, the Winnebago County Board recently approved the creation of a Board of Directors for River Bluff Nursing Home, with the goal of becoming economically viable and achieving long term success.On Thursday, February 23, 2023, the County Board unanimously approved nine ...

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Clerk's Office issues reminder for residents enrolled in Vote By Mail

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Ahead of the upcoming Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023, the Winnebago County Clerk's Office reminds residents about the Vote By Mail process. The Clerk's Office will begin mailing out Vote By Mail ballots 40 days prior to Election Day, therefore registrants will begin to receive their ballot in the mail after February...

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Early In-Person Voting to begin for Winnebago County residents

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – In preparation for the upcoming April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election, the Winnebago County Clerk's Office announces that early in-person voting will begin on Thursday, February 23, 2023. For Winnebago County residents residing outside of City of Rockford limits, in-person voting will take place at the Administration Building...

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Winter Weather Closure for Wednesday, February 22, 2023

WINTER WEATHER CLOSURE: Due to the current winter weather conditions, all Winnebago County Government offices and Circuit Court offices will be CLOSED at noon for the remainder of Wednesday, February 22, 2023. All Court hearings for the 17th Judicial Circuit scheduled on or after 1 p.m. are CANCELED with the exception of bond court hearings in Cour...

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‘Project 4114’ to rehab Winnebago County Trustee property for local veteran

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. – Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli is pleased to announce a new partnership between Winnebago County and Marshmallow's HOPE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiding in youth, veteran, service member and first responder suicide prevention. The Winnebago County Trustee Program will be donating one of its Trust...

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Winter Weather Closure for Thursday, February 16, 2023

WINTER WEATHER CLOSURE: Due to the current winter weather conditions, the Winnebago County Administration Building, Winnebago County Courts, Boone County Courts, Probation Departments, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Center will be CLOSED at noon for the remainder of Thursday, February 16, 2023. All Court hearings for the 17th Judicial Circ...

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Highway Department announces East Riverside Blvd. lane closure

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2023 Contact: Prafull Soni Winnebago County Highway Dept. Office: (815) 319-4028 Fax: (815) 319-4001 E. Riverside Blvd. Lane Closure WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - The eastbound right turn lane at the intersection of E. Riverside Blvd. and N. Perryville Road will be closed for ComEd work. The work is sche...

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Courthouse Building to Partially Reopen to Public on January 9

Chief Judge John S. Lowry and Winnebago County Chairman Joseph Chiarelli are pleased to announce that the Winnebago County Courthouse, located at 400 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101, will partially reopen to the public on January 9, 2023. Individuals will be able to access the offices of the Winnebago County State's Attorney, Winnebago ...

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Winnebago County Courthouse and Court Operations Update

Following the fire that took place Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 403 W. Elm Street in Rockford (the building directly behind and connected to the Winnebago County Courthouse at 400 W. State St.) the Circuit Court and County Departments have had to adapt to ensure operations continue as efficiently as possible until the building can reopen. For near...

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NiReACH Board now accepting applications to fill vacancy

Winnebago County Board Chairman Joe Chiarelli is currently accepting applications for a Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing (NiReACH) board member following the resignation of board member Mustafa Abdall. This resignation opens up a vacancy on the NiReACH Board to fill the unexpired term through November 2024. Nor...

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Chairman seeking applicants to fill RAVE Board vacancy

Date: December 16, 2022 Winnebago County Board Chairman Joe Chiarelli is currently accepting applications for a Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority board member following the resignation of board member Howie Heaton. Heaton was initially appointed to the RAVE Board in June 2014 and was reappointed to a consecutive 5-year te...

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County Board approves Phase 5 of Chairman's Initiative projects

The Winnebago County Board approved an additional round of Chairman's Initiative Projects for Economic Impact. This program provides County Board members the ability to allocate American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to various projects within their district. Winnebago County received approximately $55 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of ...

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