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Austin Love
WREX’s Austin Love Comes Home

The newest member of the 13 Today crew may be new to WREX, but he’s no stranger to the Rockford region. Meet this Rockford native and discover what drew him back home.

Adult great horned owl (David C. Olson photo)
The Wisdom of Night’s Silent Flyers

There’s no better time to look and listen for our region’s many types of owls. Check out the tips and insight of local raptor experts on where to see them in the Northwest Territory.

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John Heyl Vincent: Founder of the Chautauqua Movement

Once the pastor of Rockford’s Court Street Methodist Church and a close friend of Robert Tinker, Vincent spurred the creation of summer schools, correspondence courses and university extension programs, not to mention “Book of the Month” clubs.

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Why ‘Swedishness’ Still Matters to Rockford

As the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford celebrates its 75th anniversary, it looks to the future as well as the past. But what does ‘Swedishness’ really mean, and how is it still influencing Rockford today?

John Groh, president of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
RACVB Welcomes a New Rockford

The Rockford that John Groh knew when he grew up is a very different place today, thanks in part to efforts made by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.