A Rockford-area drive to keep an iconic local attraction open this summer has reached its goal.
Faced with the news that the Rockford Park District was sidelining one of her favorite hometown attractions due to budget constraints, Rockford musical icon Jodi Beach decided to take action.
“Our first thought was, this can’t really be happening," Beach said. "So we approached some people with the Park District and said, 'How can we help?' Of course the Park District loves the trolley; this isn't an us against them. We’re all on the same team.”