WSJ's "Main Steet Journal" focuses on Rockford, IL

January 23, 2009

The Wall Street Journal posted a short video about Rockford's high unemployment rate and its hope for the future.‚  From the website --"Larry Morrisey, mayor of Rockford, Ill., says his city is dealing with one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Still, he says there's hope for its future as long as Rockford is willing to make tough decisions. This is the latest installment in the "Main Street Journal" series. "‚  You can find the‚ ‚ WSJ's video interview with Morrisey‚ on-line here.‚  Rockford has had a rough go of it recently--in November, unemployment in the metropolitan area‚ was up over 10 percent. If you live in the Rockford area, we'd love to hear from you.‚  Have you noticed the high unemployment rate?‚  What's it meant for you?