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Transform Rockford to tackle safety at public sessions

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The Transform Rockford organization is continuing its goal of making Rockford a top 25 city.

The groups next step? Taking on safety issues in Rockford. 

The next public input sessions will go over how the community could be safer, and the organization wants the community's feedback, ideas and input. 

Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana and Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea will be taking part in the input sessions.

"We are inviting the community to be a part of conversations about building plans to make our region one that is safe and one in which our residents also feel safe," Transform Rockford Executive Director Mike Schablaske said on Tuesday. "Safety is a cornerstone issue for our region's transformation. The progress we are already seeing in our region needs to be supported with further improvement in the area of safety."   

Leaders say the area has started to improve with more jobs and development and that needs to be complimented with residents feeling safer. 

The community feedback session is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Klehm Arboretum. 

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