Rockford, be proud and wish your friends "Happy Cheap Trick Day" today. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed an official Proclamation declaring April 1st, 2016 as Cheap Trick Day in Illinois.

The native Rockford band is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame one week from today (April 8th)

Rockford area State Senator Dave Syverson, on his website, says,
“The amazing worldwide success this band has earned is an inspiration to people the world over, but especially in Rockford. It’s amazing that even with all of their fame, they are still grounded and connected and living in their hometown of Rockford.

Sen Dave Syverson Via Facebook

The text of the Governor's Proclamation is as follows:

Dear Members of Cheap Trick:

As Governor of the State of Illinois, I am pleased to congratulate Cheap Trick on more than four decades of success in the music industry. It’s also my honor to help celebrate April 1 as “Cheap Trick Day” in the State of Illinois, as designated by the Illinois Legislature in 2007.

Since your start in the City of Rockford in the early 1970s, Cheap Trick has become one of the most prolific musical groups in the nation. Your induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month is long overdue. And your release today of yet another new album, “Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello”, further illustrates your continuing popularity and success.

But despite your monumental achievements in the music industry, you still consider the City of Rockford and the State of Illinois home. On behalf of the people of Illinois, I offer my best wishes for many more memorable performances and for years of continued success.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner

Governor, State of Illinois