Keep the glass half full this summer, Rockford.

Rob Carroll, Townsquare Media

No more On The Waterfront, the Clock Tower is faceless, and we have dumb criminals stealing donation jars from gas stations. This doesn't really sound like much to smile about this summer in Rockford.

Rockford has issues just like every other city this size. Do the research people. We are here, we are around it, and sometimes it feels like it's all we hear and see.

So what are you going to do, dwell the fact you got another flat tire or do you get it fixed up and continue to drive?

To me, Rockford is all right and is going to be all right. Here are 8 Reasons Why Rockford is all right.

  • 1

    The Symbol

    All the descriptions all the stories, I drive by "The Symbol" everyday and smile. It's unique, and so Rockford

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  • 2

    Anderson Japanese Gardens

    Anderson Japanese Gardens is better than any prescription for anxiety that a Dr could give you.

  • 3

    The Rockford Rivets

    We have a baseball team that is not only good, but plays a fantastic brand of ball.

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  • 4

    Summer Deck Parties With Double T

    Summer, deck party, beer, food, Double T. Coming soon!

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  • 5

    Magic Waters

    This place gets more and more awesome every year. The fact that we have something so incredible here, is amazing.

  • 6

    Downtown Rockford

    I've watched downtown Rockford over the last 10+ years turn into this incredible destination. Shops, food a great vibe.

    Rob Carroll, Townsquare Media
  • 7

    Rockford Golf

    Our golf courses are known around the country as some of the best. Get out and take advantage.

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  • 8

    Rockford Police Department

    They are HERE TO HELP. I feel safe, I feel secure, and feel proud to have the Chief and officers we have.

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