Believe it or not, things do change in Rockford.

The popular belief is that nothing changes in the Forest City. After spending just a few minutes with the amazing Google Earth engine you can see that those people are absolutely wrong.

A quick timelapse video over Rockford shows how much things have changed in just over 30 years time.

Think about the area at 251 and 173. There was nothing there and then all of a sudden, everything is there.

It's also pretty cool to see Bell School Road lengthening out as years go by.

However, not much has changed on the west side of town in 30 years.

If you're having issues seeing the maps go directly to the source here.