With all the #10YearChallenge posts on Facebook and Instagram, Rockford's "then vs. now" comparison may be the big winner.

Rockford has gone through quite a transition since 2008/2009. Dilapidated buildings were refurbished for new businesses and living spaces. Morgan Street Bridge got a beautiful makeover. Multiple empty fields and lots are now homes to sports facilities and emergency/medical needs. There were major road projects that turned pothole-plagued streets into beautiful routes. A new downtown city market blossomed into one of the city's biggest attractions.

Transform Rockford highlighted some of the changes in an awesome photo gallery.

Rockford's structural improvements and citizen's positivity towards a city that seemed to be going nowhere is something all Rockfordians need to be proud of.


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