It doesn't take a fool to realize how much Cheap Trick has meant to the city of Rockford and now our hometown band will be honored by the entire state on the day reserved for fools.
State officials introduced a resolution proclaiming April 1st as Cheap Trick day in the state of Illinois."
Senators Dave Severson and Brad Burzynski co sponsored the resolution honoring the local band. Lead guitarist and the most famous face of the band Rick Nielsen was at the capital for the announcement and he was quick to unwield his new found power.
Nielson boasted to the assembly that another reason why Cheap Trick deserves this honor is that not a single one of the band members have committed a felony, then he paused and added, "in the last ten years".