Imagine if you will, a hick community that sports three Walmart
s, where the most unfortunate aspects of society are on full display, fused with a dying manufacturing city analogous to Detroit
. It has the same crime and poverty problems of inner city Chicago
but none of its culture or other benefits. The school system very well prepares students for a productive life of janitorial service, or prehaps entrance into the fast food industry, which is the main source of income in Rockford, other then drug dealing and prostitution. On that note, It may be speculated that there is crack in the city water supply. For entertainment, the city has seventh street which has its selection of unregulated hookers of all shapes, sizes, and std's. Athough the only other from of entertainment is watching the buildings decay as you waste your life away in a drunken bliss, because in this town, alcohol is your only friend. As for love's park, a suburb of Rockford, there is no love there, just pain and suffering.
If you enjoy crack and hookers and high taxes with little return in services, then Rockford is for you.
Rockford of Tomorrow: The largest employer, Hamilton Sundstrand, which produces aerospace products will move out, which will compound unenployment to depression era levels. Meth, which is moving eastward form the West Coast, will most likely take its place.
Rockford, the screw capital of the world.