Rockford Scanner: Passing of Douglas N. Cohen (Rockford Reminisce)

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I just found out that Douglas N. Cohen (Rockford Reminisce) passed away back in March 🙁

He was well known for running the Face Book Page called Rockford Reminisce
You can view it ~ CLICK HERE

His website is ~

I was a fan of his site.  He posted a lot of positive stuff about the Rockford area and things that brought back many good memories.  I had the honor to have chatted with him a few times online awhile back ago. He had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area.  And he was passionate about what he did. I was amazed by how much he knew about the history of the area.  I was extremely impressed.

He was the one who pushed and pushed for Portillos to come to Rockford.
He created a petition and thousands of people signed it, bringing the Portillos restaurant to Rockford.
He even has a booth named after him inside the restaurant.

Sad that he has passed away 🙁

I know I will miss him and his posts on his FB page.

Rest In Peace Doug  😥

If someone could send me the location of his grave, so I can go out to visit him.
That be greatly appreciated.

You can view his obituary and sign the guestbook at



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