I consider myself lucky to have been born and raised right here in the Rock River Valley, a place that my family and my wife Amy's family have called home for generations. I was first hired at WROK in 1983, and except for a short departure, I've spent my entire career right here in Rockford. Halloween of 2019 will mark my 18th anniversary of hosting the WROK Morning Show, making me the longest-serving morning show host in the station's nearly 100-year history. Amy and I have been happily married for 28 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who does voice-overs for audio books and commercial voice-over work, too), and Molly (a graduate of Rock Valley College who also dazzles with service at a popular local restaurant). I'm luckier than I ever thought possible. When I'm not here at the station, I can usually be found at one of Rockford's many great, local events, either as host/master of ceremonies, or as an attendee. If we should meet, feel free to buy me 1 to 7 drinks.
New Regulations For Illinois Gun Dealers Take Effect Today
The Firearm Dealer License Certification Act applies to any business that leases, sells or trades firearms.
Chicago Meteorologist Says ‘Don’t Eat Snow’
As kids (and sometimes as adults), most, if not all of us, chowed down on a snowball or handful of snow. It turns out that maybe we should phase that out of our diets.
Weed Sales In Illinois Hit $20 Million In 12 Days
Only California, which saw nearly $15 million in sales in its first week, had a bigger roll-out than Illinois.
Goodwill Is Offering Free Tax Prep Again This Year
Goodwill’s tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing to individuals and families with income less than $56,000.
Take A Look At These Coyotes Running Around Chicago
With the Bears season over, the Bulls and Blackhawks both fairly unwatchable, and the Cubs and Sox in the off-season, coyote watching is gaining steam in Chicago (and here).
Belvidere Chrysler Plant To Temporarily Shut Down
The shutdown, due to lack of orders, is expected to last for about two weeks.
Some Local Businesses Aren’t Happy With Dispensary Crowds
Urinating outside, leaving behind garbage, parking where you shouldn't park, then yelling when you're told to move are apparently annoying behaviors to nearby business owners.
Flying Out Of Chicago For Christmas? You’ll Have Lots Of Company
A survey recently asked what tops the list of the most stressful things at the holidays, and not surprisingly, it was traveling.
Website Picks Illinois’ Best Christmas Towns
OnlyInYourState.com says these are the towns across Illinois that have decorations, activities and a certain je ne sais quoi to really get you in the holiday mood.
Rockford, Peoria, Chicago On Deadliest Cities List
A new report from CBS News examined last year’s murder rates across the country in 65 major cities with populations of over 100,000 people.