Our Community: Real. Original. Vibrant.
William Charles is deeply connected to the region and is proud of our long history of providing services that build communities. Our employees share and further that commitment by serving on civic and not-for-profit boards and regularly volunteering to coach, tutor or serve as volunteer fire fighters.
Should you be one of those who choose to make Rockford, Illinois home, you’ll find a dynamic cosmopolitan city with a Midwestern heart and a unique mix of sounds, sights and tastes. There is much to take advantage of and enjoy: a thriving cultural scene with museums, theater, art, and performances; an outstanding park system; and Illinois’ largest water park and grandest music festival.
For sports activists and participants, Sports Illustrated has named Rockford "Sports Town USA"; for golf fans, Golf Digest has called it the best mid-sized city for golf for three years running. And for those who simply enjoy leisurely walks, Rockford is known as “The Forest City”, a city of gardens including an exotic Japanese Garden.
Combine that with a huge selection of outstanding dining options and nightlife, our Cherryvale Mall with over 130 stores, and value-priced, kid-friendly entertainment and it’s easy to see why Rockford is a favorite place to live.
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