Peace Calendar

Spring Peace Coalition Meeting @ Hinshaw Law Offices
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Peace Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Offices of Hinshaw and Culbertson

100 Park Avenue, Rockford

If you have events or discussion items to add to the agenda, please email us at

LOVE Rockford ~ Jeremiah Development ~ Saturday, April 28
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
LOVE Rockford ~ Jeremiah Development ~ Saturday, April 28 @ Rockford | Illinois | United States

LOVE Rockford ~ 2018

On April 28, 2018, Jeremiah Development, along with many community partners, will again host LOVE Rockford, from 10am-2pm. Registration/Orientation begins at 9:30 am at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, with the entrance off Park St. SecondFirst Church and Court Street UMC will link those in need in the Rockford community with a variety of services and items.

Children’s activities will include: Arts & Crafts, Puppet Shows, Story Time (with books to take home) and more!

Fifteen focus areas have been identified, all with the same goal of enriching the lives of others. Clothing, food, health services, and pastoral counseling, haircuts, music and children’s activities are some of the items and services that will be available.

Please consider volunteering your time, talents and/or money.

See the FaceBook contact link above to get more information.

Rodriguez Family Fundraiser ~ Saturday, April 28th @ Victory Sports Complex
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 am

On Sunday, January 14, 2018 a tragic car accident took the life of Jose “Chepo” Rodriguez. The other three passengers in his car were his wife, and his two daughters which sent them to the hospital and were placed in critical condition.

His wife, Delia Rodriguez, and two daughters ages 9 and 12 faced several surgeries, along with continued recovery process and mourning as they deal with the unfortunate outcome and tragedy.

The family is a pillar in their community, raising four amazing children. Jose Rodriguez was a respected business owner, and his wife Delia dedicates her life to developing young leaders and strong youth through her non-profit, United @ Peace.

While their strong family, friends, and community are rallying around them, there is more that we can do.

Please help us raise funds to support the Rodriguez family through their mourning, medical challenges, and recovery.

There is no one more deserving of our support than a family who has spent their entire lives supporting others. Small donations make a difference. The following event will be held for the family:

When:  Saturday, April 28th – 2:00 pm to 1:00am

Where: Victory Sports Complex at 7003 N. Alpine Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111

Admission Details: Free to all before 5pm

After 5pm $7 adults, $5 youth with school I.D., free to children 12 and under

Your assistance in any way would truly be appreciated.

The event will feature the following:

Live music played by 9 area bands and sound provided by Dj Dark

Food Fundraiser with varies Authentic Mexican treats

Prize Drawings

50/50 Raffle

Mechanical Bull Ride

Bouncy Houses

If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Antonio Ramirez Jr. at 815-222-1802 or email

In addition, there has been an account setup at the Prairie Community Bank in Marengo under

Rodriguez Family Fund, where donations can also be made directly.

For more family updates given by Delia herself, you can go to Facebook page, Rodriguez Strong.

Hands Around the Courthouse – Child Abuse Prevention Month @ Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center
Apr 30 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Hands Around the Courthouse - Child Abuse Prevention Month @ Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States


Support Child Abuse Prevention Month

MONDAY, APRIL 30th – 12:15 to 12:45pm

Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center

650 W. State Street, Rockford, IL

KFACT Thrifty Teen Fashion Show ~ 2018 @ Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center
May 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
KFACT Thrifty Teen Fashion Show ~ 2018 @ Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

KFACT Thrifty Teen Fashion Show, 2018

Saturday, May 12 ~ 2:30 to 5:30 pm

Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center                     610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford

Pick up tickets at these locations:

Blackhawk Bank  ~ 3101 11th Street, Rockford

Blackhawk Bank ~ 2475 Perryville Road, Rockford

Blackhawk Bank ~ 9609 Forest Hills Road, Machesney Park

Blackhawk Bank ~ 5602 Elevator Road, Roscoe

Tickets:  $50 adult, $25 child ~ Go to KFACT at FaceBook for more information