Illinois' Rockford Region is just a hop, skip and jump from Chicago's hustle and bustle - in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois. When it comes to size, we're a Big City. When it comes to low-cost, no-hassle things to do, we're a Small Town. This site is a great place to start planning your getaway, but if you have questions or special needs, feel free to email us. We'll do our best to help you find your heart's desire. Welcome to the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau web site! You're just a few clicks away from a great time.