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Inspiring 815: Latisha Marks Video included

Latisha Marks has always loved kids. but when she became a young mom, she says it dawned on her that there weren't a lot of resources for them in the area. 

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Inspiring 815: Chad Hargraves Video included

Cancer is a disease no one wants to ever experience, but those affected by it know it is extremely tough on your body physically, and emotionally. That's where Pink Heals volunteers come in, to support the community and those impacted by the disease. But one volunteer is taking his support to the next level. 

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Inspiring 815: Jim McIlroy Video included

When Jim McIlroy started his health journey, Rockford was number 4 on Forbes List of Most Obese Cities in the Country. Now, it's number 10.

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Ellyn Ahamer, Inspiring 815

Ellyn Ahmer spends most of her time volunteering for different causes around Winnebago County.  "When I see things that are uncomfortable to me, I look at myself first and figure out the discomfort, and then do what I can to change it." 

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Inspiring 815: 'Freeport Future' founder James Cooley Video included

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Working with kids can be a rewarding job for many educators, but sometimes their job ends once the bell rings. That's not the case for one basketball coach in Freeport. 

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INSPIRING 815: Honoring those who make our area a better place to live Video included

Civility. It's a word that many of us have heard, but unfortunately, something not all of us practice on a daily basis.  

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