Rockford

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Rockford was built along the Rock River, midway between Chicago and Galena, IL in 1834. Rockford was named for the place where wagons would cross, or ford, the Rock River. "Midway" is another name sometimes used, as well as "Forest City", for the oak forests which once surrounded it.

Rockford is a city in Winnebago County in Northern Illinois. With a population of over 150,000 it is the third largest city in the state. Rockford was built along the Rock River, midway between Chicago and Galena, IL in 1834. Rockford was named for the place where wagons would cross, or ford, the Rock River. "Midway" is another name sometimes used, as well as "Forest City", for the oak forests which once surrounded it.

Country:
United States
Region:
North America
Population:
150,000 people
Safe tap water:
Yes, drinkable
Internet speed:
54 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Rockford Roasting Company
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
http://uber.com
Gender ratio (% man):
46 %
Power:
115V60Hz
Ambulance:
911
Fire department:
911
Police:
911

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