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Federal auditors recommend Rockford repay stimulus money


The City of Rockford has been advised to pay back over $205,000 in federal stimulus money after the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's inspector general's office found funds were not documented properly.

The office reviewed how Rockford spent $600,000 of the $1.06 million it got through state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

According to auditors, the city did not put proper practices into place in order to ensure the money was spent the right way and did not keep any receipts to prove how some funds were used.

George Davis, the director of Rockford Human Services, says the money was used properly to cut down on poverty and help revive communities.

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