ROCKFORD — Vehicles paraded through the city’s Edgewater neighborhood Thursday to honor the late 12th Ward Alderman John Beck.


Beck would have turned 58 years old on Thursday. He died April 12 at a Rockford rehabilitation hospital where he was recovering from surgery.


Beck served on the City Council for 19 years and worked the past 13 years as the arts, events and recreation project manager for the Rockford Park District.


The parade, organized by park district staff, began at Oxford Park and passed by the Cumberland Street home of Beck and his wife, Sandra Rivera-Beck.


Isaac Guerrero: iguerrero@rrstar.com; @isaac_rrs