Rockford Pride. There's a special way we do things around here. A special way we lead our lives. This is how we do it in the 815. Not from around here? Pay attention.

We asked on Facebook, what shall (I mean, what shalt) we do and not do? What would be the rules to follow to be a true Rockfordian. While you may not be punished or banished from Rock-vegas for following these rules, we will know you're new here.

Let this list of commandments help you adjust to life in the Forest City.


We take some heat for way we do things around here, but that's okay. We're a tough community. We work hard, we play hard, we rock hard and we do things our own way. Outsiders just wouldn't understand... and that's perfectly alright.

"Mommy's alright, daddy's alright, WE just seem a little weird." Soon, you'll understand.

Here they are...

The 10 Commandments of Rockford, Illinois


Steve Shannon is host of The Steve Shannon Show on 97ZOK for over 25 years. On the air weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. and a special 'Rewind' show, featuring favorite moments from previous shows, on Saturday mornings from 5 to 7 a.m.. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and like his page on Facebook.