Please click the link for a PDF of availabile Winnebago and Boone County cooling centers and spray pad sites. Cooling Centers offer air conditioned relief during periods of extreme heat or when an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
Community Action Agency of Boone and Winnebago County Cooling Centers and Rockford Park District Spray Pad Sites
For more information about how to stay cool, healthy and safe this summer, visit www.keepcool.illinois.gov. Keep Cool Illinois informs Illinois residents, including the elderly, families with small children and persons with disabilities, how to prevent heat-related health problems, reduce their utility bills and participate in summer activities safely.
The City of Rockford, in collaboration with the Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance, Rockford Area Association of Realtors, Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rockford Area Economic Development Council, and Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning held its first Regional Quarterly Economic Development Report and Review today. The meeting included presentations from the aforementioned partners, detailing historical and first quarter 2016 metrics and discussing ways in which place-based economic development strategies can be aligned with shared measurable.
This meeting was the kickoff of a regional effort to advance the collective impact model for economic development, coordinating and aligning regional economic development efforts using the model of Collective Impact. The Collective Impact Model includes five key components: a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and a backbone organization.
Regional Economic Development Report and Review - June 2016
The next regional economic report and review meeting will be held in August 10, 2016.