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.
Rockford BBB’s Dennis Horton On The Latest Rockford Area Scams
From scammers trying to take advantage of local storms, to cyber-thieves, and even fake fundraisers for the repair of the Cathedral of Notre Dame--there are things to be very wary of.
Some Little-Known Facts About Illinois’ Favorite Easter Candy
For those wondering about Illinois' favorite way to get a good sugar-shock, look no further than the humble Peep.
Rockford PD’s ‘Rock House’ Program Gets National Attention
The Rockford Police Department's "Rock House" program puts officers right in the midst of those they serve, in many cases right next door.
Illinois Is #2 In The Nation In Superbug Infection Cases
The CDC is issuing a warning about a superbug infection that is impacting people across the country with confirmed cases in Illinois.
$768 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In New Berlin, Wisconsin
For someone in Wisconsin, it's a dream come true. One ticket, one winner. However, after the initial celebration--it's time to settle up the tax bill that comes with winning big money.
FDA Warns Of Salmonella Health Threat In Dog Food
We've been dealing with several recalls and warnings about different products lately, and today dog food is in the spotlight.
Illinois’ Roads Get A Very Poor Rating By Illinois Drivers
It's pothole season in the Rockford area and all throughout the state--and Illinois motorists really don't like it one bit.
Springfield Considers $2 Billion Gas Tax For Illinois
Even though we're the highest-taxed citizens in the nation, some lawmakers in Springfield think we should be happy to get on board with this.
BBB’s Dennis Horton on IRS, Employment, and Ticket Scams
Dennis fills us in on how to avoid being scammed on your March Madness tournament tickets, the IRS's Dirty Dozen, and employment scams in the area.
Illinois Inches Closer To “Tobacco 21″
The Illinois House passed a measure on Tuesday to hike the tobacco purchasing age to 21 from the current age of 18.