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Alex gary

Reporting for Rockford Register Star in Rockford 


Tinker Swiss director fears lost connection with community


Midway Village adjusting to ‘the new normal’


Expanded Laurent House reopens with safety restrictions


Burpee looks to roar back after shutdown


Rockford Art Museum reopens with eye for complimentary colors


Restricted Discovery Center happy to have kids back


Children’s museum in Freeport plays waiting game with reopening

Alex Gary spent more than 22 years as a full-time journalist at newspapers in Beloit, Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois. He served as a reporter or editor in almost every subject matter, ranging from sports to crime, courts, government and education to business. He spent his final 10 years as a business editor, economic columnist and computer assisted reporting director. Gary remains a freelance journalist, while now serving as a consultant, doing alumni research and development for public school districts. 

Examples of his work include:

Rockford-area nonprofits wondering ‘how long we can hold out’ 

Summer league organizers wait and worry  

Nowhere to run for Rockford-area nonprofits