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TWiR: What’s new at the Rockford Zoo

ROCKFORD – If there were no Rockford, there’d be no podcast. That means it behooves every listener to become as familiar with the Forest City as possible in order to fully comprehend how this city of around 150,000 is able to keep its inhabitants contained.

It’s no small feat. Like other former factory towns without an identity, Rockford resembles an enclosed animal facility at times. But, that’s not to say it’s not on the rebound.. Downtown is starting to boom. The Blackhawks’ AHL club still skates here and we’ve humming the same Cheap Trick songs for 40 or so years.