Rockford - The demolition begins as one of the buildings in the way of a future roundabout at Main and Auburn Streets comes down.
The Old Smith Oil building at the southeast corner of the intersection is demolished. Four more buildings are scheduled to come down this week. The city is in talks with several businesses near the site to have them relocate, who are demanding for what they call "fair" compensation.
Once those concerns are taken care of, construction on the roundabout could begin by next year.