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 2016 marked my 15th 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 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at 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.
Dixon Chemical Plant Explosion Forces Evacuation
Lee County Police and Amboy Fire along with surrounding fire departments from Sublette, Harmon and Dixon, were on-scene at the incident.
What’s With All the Dead Skunks on Rockford Streets?
About a month ago, I began frequently seeing skunks wandering around some yards in my neighborhood. Now, I'm seeing more--many of them after an automobile encounter.
Illinois’ Fall Colors Are Expected to be Awesome
We're about 9 days out from the start of Autumn, and according to those in-the-know, the fall foliage is going to get really pretty shortly afterwards.
Rochelle is Hosting the National Skydiving Championships
Winners in 10 competitive skydiving disciplines will be named National Champions, a selection of which will represent the United States at the World Meet this October in Australia.
These Are The Best and Worst Illinois Cities For Jobs
Personal-finance site WalletHub ran the numbers on the job-seeker-friendliness of more than 120 Illinois cities.
The Rockford BBB Warns of Check Fraud Scams and More
From check fraud scams to something called "Whaling," to credit report safeguards, Rockford's Better Business Bureau has its eye on scammers.
ALDI is Looking to Fill 300 Rockford-Area Positions
This Wednesday and Thursday, ALDI is hosting hiring events to fill positions in their Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Freeport and Belvidere stores.
There’s a Battle Over a Pig Going on in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Strawberry, an emotional support pig, is at the center of a dispute between a Wisconsin village and the woman who loves her.
Six Chicago Museums Are Offering Free Admission This Month
If it's been awhile since you've taken a museum road-trip to Chicago, and you love to save money, some Chicago museums have quite a deal for you.
IllinoisTop200 Names Walt Disney Top Illinois Entertainer
The Top 200 project lets Illinoisans vote every two weeks on the state’s most inspiring leaders, greatest inventions, top businesses and much more.