In just a few short years, what has changed in Rockford?


I found a YouTube video that highlights the Rockford area back in the summer of 2010. This video has been my focus all afternoon and each time I watch it I notice something different.

The video is a sped up run through of The Forrest City back in 2010. The entire piece is really well put together and really made me smile. Here is the video description according to Barton Bishoff:

Rockford is a mid-sized city located on both banks of the Rock River in far northern Illinois. Often referred to as "The Forest City", Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. As reported in the 2000 U.S. census, the city was home to 150,115 people, while in the 2008 estimate, it was said to have a population of 157,272.[1] The metropolitan area has 339,178 residents as of the 2000 census. During the latter part of the 20th century Rockford was the second largest city in Illinois and is currently the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The current mayor is Lawrence J. Morrissey, an independent re-elected to a second four-year term in April 2009. The Forest City in the Heartland of The Rust Belt.

There is one small problem with this video, at the 2:09 mark, that is Krape Park in Freeport. Check this out:



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