Alderman wants to know why out-of-town criminals are in Rockford - – Rockford’s News Leader

Alderman wants to know why out-of-town criminals are in Rockford


The men arrested for recent crimes on Broadway are not from Rockford.  City council members want to know why they're here.

The offenders are from Peoria and Cook counties.  They're both parolees.  They're both charged with crimes committed in Rockford.  

Karen Eleya is alderman in the 11th ward.  That's where the crimes, the two men were arrested for happened.

She's thankful for the increased police presence in the Midtown District since recent violence but shares the concerns of many people, wondering how these criminals ended up in Rockford

City leaders and the police force are supposed to be in communication with the Illinois Department of Corrections, which released the men in Rockford according to Mayor Larry Morrissey.

Another update out of city council, according to city administration, the Sweden House Hotel still is not up to code.

An inspection Monday morning raised questions about water and room temperatures.  Both are inconsistent and inspectors say, not fit for guests.

The city shut down Sweden House earlier this month due to numerous code violations and life safety issues.

Plumbing, natural gas, mechanical equipment and carbon monoxide venting were some of the issues.

No date has been given, but city inspectors expect the re-opening could happen soon.

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