A Taste of Rockford, Illinois
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- Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. According to the U.S. census bureau the population was 157,272.
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.
- Due to its location in the midwest, Rockford's climate contains four clearly defined seasons. Summers are usually very warm with the high temperature in July, the hottest month, being 83 °F. The winter months can bring bitterly cold air masses from Canada. The average high temperature in January, the coldest month, is 27 °F. June is Rockford's wettest month while February is the driest. During a typical year, Rockford receives 36.3 in of precipitation.
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Demographics of Rockford, Illinois
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Famous Blacks from Rockford, Illinois
Businesses in Rockford, Illinois
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
- African American Pride - Category: Black Hair Salons - 320 College Avenue, Rockford, Illinois (815) 964-7881
- Alpha & Omega's Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 5443 Gingeridge Lane, Rockford, Illinois (815) 961-8411
- Angel's Closeouts - Category: Hair Products - We have a wide variety of Fashion Broadway synthetic braids, weave, extensions, pony tails, & other hair pieces! At wholesale prices! Don't forget to ask about our bulk prices! We have a special offer for 1000 piece case lots & take all prices, as well! - 1720 23rd St Rockford, Illinois (815) 977-1936 - (visit website)
- Deshawn's Barber Shop - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1502 Birch Court, Rockford, Illinois (815) 986-0729
- Divas' Hair & Extension Designs - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2710 11th Street Rockford, Illinois (877) 454-3482
- Divas Hair-N-Nail Design - Category: Black Hair Salons - 820 1/2 Marchesano Drive, Rockford, Illinois (815) 965-5844
- Fernande Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 607 W State St, Rockford, Illinois (815) 968-2110
- Latoya Staff - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1423 Barton Boulevard, Rockford, Illinois (815) 986-2665
- Sally Beauty Supply - Category: Black Supply - 6257 E State St, Rockford, Illinois (815) 394-0920
- T'S Braids - Category: Black Hair Salons - 222 Waldo Street, Rockford, Illinois (815) 986-0032
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
- Brumfield Insurance Services - Category: Insurance - Full Service Insurance Brokerage - 1410 Auburn St Rockford, Illinois (815) 914-5630 - (visit website)
- Manns Logistics - Category: Freight Services - Minority and veteran owned and operated freight brokerage company. - 712 Hoban Avenue Rockford, Illinois (779) 200-6117
- R. Manns & Associates - Category: Financial and Consulting Services - Financial and Consulting Service Company - 712 Hoban Avenue Rockford, Illinois (779) 200-6117
- Wang Dang Doodles Entertainment - Category: Entertainment Services - Full Disc Jockey and lighting service For birthdays, Weddings, Corporate affairs and more. - 7440 Spring Brook RD Rockford, Illinois (815) 397-1781 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
- Izetta's Soulfood - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 206 Cameron Ave, Rockford, IL (815) 963-2180
- J & J Fish - Category: Seafood Restaurant - 217 7th Street, Rockford, IL (815) 961-8748
- Lord And Penix BBQ Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - "Some really good bbq. Had the Rib Dinner and the sauce was just right." - 3204 South Alpine Road, Rockford, IL (815) 874-7696
- MA & PA Beasleys Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 1605 W State St, Rockford, IL (815) 964-7108
- Sadie's Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 330 College Ave, Rockford, IL (815) 962-5077
- Sistaz Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 3227 Liberty Drive, Rockford, IL (815) 708-6114
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Large Scale Prayer Revival
HELLO, my name is viola nelson, I'm TRYING to put together a large scale prayer revival for our home of Rockford Il. I.NEED help, we've been declared.the most dangerous place in the u.s. please HELP us, GOD CAN DO ANYTHING, WE CALL ON HIM TO HEAR OUR CRY AND HE WILL HEAL THE LAND !! Thank you for your time and effort in advance.
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- Allen Chapel AME Church - 3000 Rural Street, Rockford, IL, (815) 227-4444 - (visit website)
- Gomez Chapel AME Church - 1509 Michigan Avenue, Rockford, IL, (815) 962-3608
- New Zion Baptist Church - 604 Salter Avenue, Rockford, IL (815) 964-3114
- JT's Bourbon St. Grille Nightclub - Category: Entertainment - New Orleans style layout, enjoy Cajun cuisine - 1407 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 (815) 964-4400
- Manor Night Club - Category: Entertainment - Rockford's First real nightclub. Bringing big time city lights and city sounds to the small town of Rockford. - 293 Executive Parkway, Rockford, IL (815) 394-0077 - (visit website)
- On the Waterfront Music Festival - (Sept)
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The events of Illinois' largest music festival in Rockford, Illinois. Onthe Waterfront, Groove Walk, OTW Directors Challenge and Stars and Guitars Rib Fest are the events.