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Rockford, IL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.rockford.il.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.rockfordchamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.gorockford.com/

Population:
150115 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1834

County:
Winnebago County

Founded 1834 as Midway.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Rockford Register Star

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Rock Valley College
1964
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
1915
Rockford College
1847

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Anderson
Politician
15-Feb-1922   Independent candidate for President, 1980
Jodi Benson
Actor
10-Oct-1961   The Little Mermaid
Charles A. Blixt
Attorney
18-Aug-1951   Former counsel, RJ Reynolds
Debra Bowen
Politician
27-Oct-1955   California Secretary of State
Stewart Brand
Business
14-Dec-1938   Founder, Whole Earth Catalog
James Henry Breasted
Archaeologist
27-Aug-1865 2-Dec-1935 A History of Egypt
Bun E. Carlos
Drummer
12-Jun-1951   Drummer for Cheap Trick
Roswell Garst
Agriculturalist
14-Jun-1898 5-Nov-1977 Hybrid corn farmer, amateur diplomat
Gene Lamont
Baseball
25-Dec-1946   Former MLB Manager
Ginger Lynn
Pornstar
14-Dec-1962   Come Hither Cum Ginger
Donald Manzullo
Politician
24-Mar-1944   Congressman, Illinois 16th
David C. Mulford
Business
1937   US Ambassador to India, 2004-09
Aidan Quinn
Actor
8-Mar-1959   Reckless
Michelle Williams
Singer
23-Jul-1980   One-third of Destiny's Child
Robin Zander
Musician
23-Jan-1953   Cheap Trick vocalist



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