We've seen our fair share of things come and go in the Forest City, one business that any good Rockfordian will remember is Union Hall.

I remember shopping at the one located in the Meadow Mart Shopping Center on N. 2nd Street in Loves Park.

That was the spot to grab your Debbie Gibson Electric Youth perfume. In fact, that's where my best friends older sister used to get hers. I was more of a Love's Baby Soft and Exclamation kinda kid.

It was also the place where my parents picked up our back-to-school essentials.

And as you can see from this sales flyer from 1981, things were a whole lot cheaper then: