Rockford Police and Fire Contracts Latest:
The city of Rockford's longest arbitration process ever will officially close Monday night, when aldermen are expected to certify a 2006 through 2008 firefighters contract. Here's what the deal means for the city's police union.
Rockford firefighters aren't the only ones breathing a sigh of relief now that an arbitrator has resolved their labor contract for 2006 through 2008. Police have also been working under an expired contract since January 06.
'We're very relieved, it's been a long three years and we're just glad that it's finally coming to a close,' says Rockford Police Union Vice President Bruce Brannum."