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Department of Law Personnel

Kerry F. Partridge, Interim Legal Director, City Attorney

kerry.partridge@rockfordil.gov

Fax: (800) 900-1225

 

Acts as chief legal counsel to all City departments, the City Council and the Finance and Personnel Committee.  Acts as supervisor of the Legal Department.

 

Acts as litigation supervisor for property damage, personal injury and federal civil rights claims against the City of Rockford and its' employees.  Advises all City Departments in litigation/liability issues and loss prevention. Supervises the Claims process.  Acts as the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act Officer for the City.    Advises and assists all Departments with implementation of the Local Records Act.  Maintains the public and SharePoint websites of the Legal Department, and the Law Department Library.  Supervises expungement matters for the Police Department and subpoena requests for all Departments.  Acts as a legal resource to the Public Works Department, Central Services Division of the Finance Department and Property and Evidence Division of the Police Department.

 

Assistant:  Troiana Gearns 779-348-7384

Assistant:  Chasity Bailey 779-348-7391

 

Angela L. Hammer, City Attorney

angela.hammer@rockfordil.gov

 

Concentrates in liquor code violations and liquor application questions.  Advises the Code and Regulations Committee of the City Council, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Liquor Advisory Board.  Supervises the prosecution of Building, Zoning and Sanitation Codes and enforces these decisions in Circuit Court. Supervises City Foreclosures and Petitions for Administrative review.  Advises the Rockford Police Department and Neighborhood Standards Division in regard to problem properties. Supervises all City Eminent Domain proceedings.  Acts as the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act Officer for the City.    Advises and assists all Departments with implementation of the Local Records Act.  Acts as a legal resource to the Human Services Department and the Construction and Development Services Division of the Community and Economic Development Department.

 

Assistant:  Shelia Alexander 779-348-7383

 

Ifeanyi C. Mogbana, Assistant City Attorney

ifeanyi.mogbana@rockfordil.gov

 

Handles property damage, personal injury and federal civil rights claims against the City of Rockford and its' employees.  Advises the Police Department in litigation/liability. Handles expungement matters for the Police Department and subpoena requests for all Departments.  Acts as prosecutor in Circuit Court for Municipal Ordinance Violations.

 

Assistant:  Troiana Gearns 779-348-7384

 

Lafakeria S. Vaughn, Assistant City Attorney

lafakeria.vaughn@rockfordil.gov

 

Advises the Code and Regulations Committee of the City Council, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Liquor Advisory Board.  Prosecutes Building, Zoning and Sanitation Codes and enforces these decisions in Circuit Court.  Handles City Foreclosures and Petitions for Administrative review.  Advises the Rockford Police Department and Neighborhood Standards Division in regard to problem properties.

 

Assistant: David Burks 779-348-7390 

 

Monica Rongere, Diversity Procurement Officer

 

Assistant: Nora Doyle 779-348-7394

 

Michael Hakanson, Land Transactions Officer

 

Assistant: Nora Doyle 779-348-7394

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