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German PWs board a train in Boston that will take them to the Midwest, where they will be placed in numerous PW work camps. (National Archives photo)
The Enemy in Our Backyards

During World War II, some 436,000 European men filled more than 900 camps in cities just like Rockford and Janesville. Meet some of the local residents who worked side-by-side with these prisoners.

Dr. Robert Head, President of Rockford University
Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Robert Head

He went from a career in banking to a career investing in young people’s futures. Meet the president of Rockford University, and learn how he shares his passion for education across our region.

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.