It bears repeating that
College, when it was known as Rockford Female Seminary, graduated in 1881 a young woman named Jane Addams. She is notable for many achievements, one of which occurred in 1931 when she won the Nobel Peace Prize. She co-founded
Chicago’s Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the country. That’s a remarkable achievement for her and one in which
Rockford may take some pride. Fast-forward to 2007 when
Rockford discovered it will be the home to Rick’s a music-themed restaurant established by Rick Nielsen, the lead guitarist for Cheap Trick. Fame and achievement suits its era, doesn’t it?
Rockford is a lovely place, surrounded by forest preserves. And, the
Garden is here, one of the top such gardens in the U.S. Have fun in late August, early September at
Rockford’s On the Waterfront Festival. The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center offers music programming. The
Center takes you back to a
With 155,000 people,
Rockford may have it made with small-town flavorings and a medium-sized town’s activities. Then, for greater action, Chicago lies within striking distance. Come visit and enjoy yourself.