The first week of spring has us itching to do everything outside and thankfully, we are home to one of the best rooftop restaurants in Illinois.

Bragging about Rockford is one of our favorite things to do over here at 97 ZOK, so when we discover that a Rockford restaurant make a 'best' list, we have to share it with you.

Most recently, The Standard, right here in Rockford is listed at #4 on the '11 Restaurants with Incredible Rooftop Dining in Illinois' list from Only in Your State.

The website calls out The Standard's beautiful rooftop terrace as the reason to visit.

Also on the list: Cindy's Rooftop in Chicago, Nick & Nino's in Springfield, Sogno in Wheaton, Medici in Normal, Homestead in Chicago, JT Walker's in Mahomet, Sam Buca's in Palos Heights, Gatto's in Orland Park, Celeste in Chicago, and the IO Urban Roofscape in Chicago.

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