There's a special way we Rockfordians do things around here. A special way we lead our lives. This is how we do it in the 815. Not from around here? Pay attention.

The Rockford 10 Commandments

10 Commandments You Have to Follow if You're Living in Rockford

To become a true Rockfordian, what would be the rules that must be followed? While you may not be punished or banished from Rock-vegas for following NOT these rules, we will know you're new here and you will be judged and corrected.

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Welcome to Rockford, Illinois, we're glad you're here

Let this list of commandments help you adjust to life in the Forest City.

We take some heat for the way we do things around here, but that's okay. We're a tough community. We work hard, we play hard, we rock hard and we do things our own way. Outsiders just wouldn't understand and that's perfectly alright.

"Mommy's alright, daddy's alright, WE just seem a little weird."


Soon, you'll understand the true significance of the above statement.

The 10 Commandments of Rockford, Illinois

Maybe 10 commandments weren't enough. What do you think?

I'd like to make learning how to navigate through Rockford's roundabouts a commandment but it seems that there are way too many drivers who will never figure out how to drive through them.

What commandments would you like to add?

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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