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Mike Mastroianni: Removing Obstacles

Teacher, administrator, business owner — this dynamic Rockford leader has accomplished plenty in our region. Meet the new leader of Rock Valley College, and discover how he’s tapping his local connections.

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Santa Claus is (Still) Coming to Town

Meet a 78-year-old Rockford man who’s spent almost 50 years sharing Christmas cheer with local children. He’s dressed, of course, as the one and only Santa Claus.

Morgan Kolkmeyer, morning meteorologist on 13WREX.
Sunny Days Ahead for Morgan Kolkmeyer

The forecast looks bright, indeed, for this cheery new meteorologist, a Rockford native whose career has led her back to the town she loves.

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5 Fall Road Trips

Before the holiday season, why not sneak in a relaxing, late-fall getaway through the countryside? We’ve called ahead to find out what’s going on in five of our favorite day-tripping destinations.

A smiling Fred Ohr, at home in his Rockford apartment, reflects on his days as an ace fighter pilot during Word War II.
Remembering All Who Served on Veterans Day

All soldiers have endured hardship, but some have faced an additional burden. Such was the case for Fred Ohr, a son of Korean immigrants, wwho not only became an ace Army Air Corps pilot, but a squadron Commander.