Rockford could see return of rock band signs

December 17, 2016 by  

Signs that were created to honor the rock band Cheap Trick in Rockford were taken down in June and placed into storage, but they could be set for a return

According to John Groh, the president of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the signs will most likely be put back up on the streets. Groh says:

“We do hope to have them reinstalled, likely on roads that are under the city’s jurisdiction.”

The signs were originally taken down by the Illinois Department of Transportation because they were deemed not to meet rules and were thought to be advertising. The signs were previously placed at several locations, including North Second Street entering Rockford from Loves Park.

Standing at five feet tall and three feet wide, the signs depicts all four of the band members along with the phrase ‘Rockford Streets are Patrolled by The Dream Police’ in large red letters along with the band name. Smaller, banner-sized signs remain in place near the homes of the band members – Bun E. Carlos, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, and Tom Petersson – and the city has no plans to remove them.

The band was inducted into the Hall of Fame in April of this year. Those looking for more information on the American rock band can visit their official website.