ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — On Tuesday, Rockford Boy Scouts recognized former Judge Rosemary Collins for her years of service to the community.
Collins is the latest recipient of the Rockford Legacy of Service award, which shines a light on those who have served the local community through facets such as enlisting in the armed services or helping those in need.
The Boy Scouts say Collins’ work in making Rockford safer, and addressing family violence, made her an easy pick for the honor.
Collins says the Boy Scouts are also dedicated to the same cause.
“[This] speaks to the Boy Scouts’ involvement in non-violence and helping to make the community a better place, that they chose to recognize not only myself, but KFACT (Keeping Families and Communities Together), a group that also works on empowering people…to help them have better lives,” Collins said.
Judge Collins is one of the driving forces behind the soon-to-be Rockford Family Justice Center, a “one stop shop” for women suffering from domestic violence.
Collins received the award at a presentation lunch held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, at 200 S. Bell School Road.
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