Since the beginning of the Friday Night Music Series, each Christmas season was a time to give back to the community. Musicians who have played the JustGoods Listening Room, now called the Rockford Listening Room, return for a benefit concert where all proceeds go to a charity in Rockford, Illinois.
This year our recipient isRockford Promise. Working with Rockford University and Rock Valley College, Rockford Promise provides full scholarships to RPS205 graduates in low-income families to attend one of the colleges.
Please join us in celebrating this time of giving with the talents of Mark Dvorak, Amelia Stamsta, Victor Sanders, Dan Maguire, Marques Morel, Emily Hurd, and Trinadora.
News…From State Representative Litesa Wallace For Immediate Release: Wallace Bill to Establish Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women Now LawSPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to require appointments be made to the Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women was signed into law on Thursday. "This task force will review ways to improve the lives of at-risk women from around the state, as well suggest legislative ideas that can improve the well-being of women," Wallace said. "There are a number of underlying challenges these women face, and we have to do a better job of giving every resident the opportunity they deserve." House Bill 457 mandates that appointments be made to the task force within 60 days of its passage into law, and will require the group to meet quarterly. The task forc…