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When he's not working in Rockford, Michael Collins enjoys spending time with wife Colleen and their children, Harrison, Patrick and Katherine.
New Morning Anchor Swaps Acting for Broadcasting

You may know him as the new face of 13 WREX’s morning show, but chances are, you’ll also recognize him for the work he did before entering broadcast journalism.

Trainer Andi Patzwald moves Sandy Herrick’s horse, Silencio, around a lettered course, in a dressage event at Silverwood Farm in Camp Lake, Wis.  (Samantha Ryan Photo)
Taking it in Stride: The Regal Sport of Dressage

When done properly, this equestrian sport looks like a simple dance routine, but it takes years of training for both horse and rider. Explore the team effort required to produce a champion.

Jody Deery
On the Fast Track with Jody Deery

When Jody Deery suddenly lost her husband in 1984, she had a decision to make: Would she continue to run Rockford Speedway? With the help of her eight children, Deery has triumphed as a legendary racing promoter.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, and the Eclipse Lagoon. (Brad Nordlof photo)
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens: Starting a New Century in Style

Standing like a gem on the banks of the Rock River, Sinnissippi Park’s new conservatory greets a new century of Rockford Park District service. See how it’s maturing into a beauty that once lived only in imagination.

Tinker Swiss Cottage
Getting to Know Rockford’s Historic Homes

Rockford’s bold entrepreneurs in the 1800s established banks, built furniture, opened factories and built a thriving economy. Gail Ravitts provides a glimpse of these local titans’ grand homes.