E-mail me dining places in the area that you have found have had a good (or bad) dining experience so I can post them here!

Anything underlined is a link to take you there!

Baskin Robbins This link will take you to their nutrition page.  You can check any item - nutrition info includes a checklist of top 8 allergens.
Bookworm Bakery & Cafe, 6685 E. State Street, Rockford, IL (Inside Public Library) Homemade GF baked goods and sandwiches available on GF bread.
Capri Restaurant, 313 E. State Street, Rockford, IL GF menu is available at all times.  In addition, Broiled Cod and Chicken Breast are always GF.  House dressing is GF. ENJOY!
Chili's, all locations  (GF menu follow link, then go to Wheat and GF menu) Have GF menu updated monthly on website & available in restaurant
Joey C's, 2583 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL GF Pizza and many salad options.  More to come.
Khloros Kafe, 3618 E. State Street (Inside Vitamins N More) Rockford, IL Chef Christos can make you many GF items.  All items made from scratch, many vegetarian items, and many already GF choices.
Lino's Restaurant, E. State Street, Rockford, IL Special salad is GF; Chicken a la Lino is GF; steaks are GF; baked fish is GF; spumoni is GF
McDonalds

 

This link will take you to the ingredients listing of their products - Each item lists the top 8 allergens if in item (wheat is one of them).
Outback Steak House, E. State Street, Rockford, IL (Follow link, then click Gluten Free Menu to download menu) Ask for GF menu in the restaurant or get it online before you go.  Follow the link, then click on GF Menu
Panera Bread (all locations)

 

Ask for GF menu in the restaurant or get it online before you go.  Follow the link, (panerabread.com)
Sam's Ristorante, 6075 E. Riverside, Rockford, IL Ask for GF menu - includes pizza, pasta, bread, and more.

TIPS FOR EATING OUT:

Your food cannot contain: 

bulletwheat (including spelt, triticale, duram, kamut, einkorn, semolina and seitan)
bulletbarley
bulletrye
bulletcommon oats

and it cannot come in contact with any of those items or foods containing them.

You should question:

bulletsauces (may be thickened with flour or contain barley base)
bulletsoups (may be thickened with flour or contain barley base)
bulletgravies (may be thickened with flour or contain barley base)
bulletmarinades (may contain soy sauce or other products that may not be GF)
bulletpre-cooked frozen items (may contain additives or marinades not GF)
bulletcoatings or seasoning mixes (may contain additives or marinades not GF)

Things that you could start with:

bulletunbreaded meats, fish or poultry: ask about any marinade, sauce, gravy or topping.  Can be steamed, grilled, bakes, sauteed or pan fried.
bulletSauces and gravies if thickened with corn starch instead of flour
bulletFresh Salads and many home made salad dressings - don't forget to hold the croutons
bulletPotatoes: baked or mashed usually ok, au gratin may not be
bulletVegetables: ask about seasonings

Even asking all the right questions will not always guarantee you a safe dining experience.  Ask to speak to the chef if possible.  Generally speaking, non-chain restaurants are better able to accommodate a GF diet since they make most things from scratch.  In the end, you need to listen to your body and go from there.