Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse
327 South Church St.
Rockford, IL 61101
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The Great Lakes Region's most recent newly constructed building, the Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse, was officially opened and dedicated on Oct. 29, 2011, in the central business district of Rockford, Illinois. The building is named for Judge Stanley Julian Roszkowski [non-government website], who served the U.S. District Court from 1977-98.
Property Manager: Shawn Lewellen
Public Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For building information or service calls, use contact at top right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
All visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card before gaining access to the building. The main east entrance is handicapped accessible.
Public Parking and Transportation
Two-hour parking is available in metered spaces near the building, while a nearby public parking garage offers spaces for $5-$10 per day. No visitor parking is available on the federal property. The Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) Transfer Center station at 501 W. State, the main hub for all RMTD routes, is four blocks from the courthouse.
Covering more than 210,000 square feet on 5.5 acres, the Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse contains five courtrooms and offices for the U.S. Courts and other court-related agencies. The courthouse also provides 52 secured indoor parking spaces and 18 outdoor spaces for federal agency use. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 86% rated the courthouse and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
Art in Architecture Program
Tony Feher, an American sculptor who was granted the Art in Architecture award for the Roszkowski Courthouse project, is noted for using everyday objects in a manner that gives them and the spaces they occupy new identity. The courthouse's Art in Architecture composition, titled Super Special Happy Place (use link for additional photos), is a forest consisting of 104 crab apple trees planted on an orchard-like grid, visually aligned to complement the architecture of the courthouse. For more information, visit GSA's Art in Architecture page.
The Roszkowski Courthouse construction project achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification. The building earned credits in the LEED Materials category since many of the construction materials came from recycled content obtained and manufactured in the region.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/roszkowskicths.