There have been a lot of closures in the Rockford area as of late, but I didn't know it involved this many. Did you know all these are either gone or will be closing?

Have you noticed all the businesses that have closed shop, either because of corporate financial problems, lack of business, being forced out of their location, or other unknown reasons in Rockford as of late? I found this list of ten by WREX but there's a few more to add to it.

- Gordmans

- HHGregg

- Lone Star Steakhouse

- Payless ShoeSource

- SimplyMac

- The Limited
- Bergner's (Machesney Park)

- MC Sports

- Old Country Buffet

- Egg Harbor Cafe

You can also add Sienna's Kitchen (downtown Rockford) and Tilted Kilt to the list, too. Sienna's closed due to "unforeseen circumstances" likely do to finances. As for Tilted Kilt there hasn't been any official word since the City of Rockford condemned the Clock Tower Resort and TK's Facebook page is gone, the location is also no longer listed at

Let's hope this isn't a sign of things to come in Rockford. Maybe the opening of Taco Betty's and the announcement of Amerock Embassy in downtown Rockford is proof better things are to come in the state-line.

(h/t WREX)

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