Rockford BBB Says Avoid The 'Secret Sister' Scam
The Rockford Better Business Bureau (BBB) is reminding consumers that the online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored.
Jennie-O Turkey Products Recalled Due To Salmonella Concerns
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday said it was issuing a recall for more than 91,000 pounds of turkey products made by a Wisconsin company.
Record For Eating Corn With a Toothpick Set in Illinois
For those who thought that Illinois wasn't an exciting place with exciting things happening...
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on the Election, Congress, Changes
Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined the WROK Morning Show on Thursday morning to discuss last week's elections, the new makeup of the House, and what's ahead for the 16th District.
Beloit Cops Arrest Front-Porch Package Thieves
Around this time of year, lots and lots of packages are delivered to front doors--and there are plenty of folks out there waiting for the opportunity to grab them.
How Fat is Illinois Compared to the Other 50 States?
More than 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese, according to federal health officials. Do we have a weight problem here in Illinois, too? Short answer: kind of.
Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage Going Into Holidays
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It's essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. And right now, it's in short supply.
Rockford's Christmas Tree Arrives Downtown
When the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) asked for a local donation of a large Christmas tree for Stroll on State, they got some great responses. And, a great tree.
IllinoisTop200 Voters Say Abraham Lincoln is Top Leader
The Top 200 Project lets Illinoisans vote every two weeks on the state’s most inspiring leaders, greatest inventions, top businesses and much more.
Deep Fried Turkey? Some Tips to Avoid This Happening
I've never talked to anyone who didn't love the taste of a deep-fried turkey. However, many people refuse to even try doing it for fear of burning their house down.
Rockton Named Healthiest Housing Market in Illinois
Not just Rockton, but several Rockford area communities land in the top ten of the healthiest housing markets in Illinois, according to SmartAsset.com.
Study Touts Economic Benefits of Illinois Weed Legalization
On the heels of governor-elect JB Pritzker's stated desire to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois "nearly right away," the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) points out the economic positives of that move.
Pritzker: Legalize Recreational Marijuana 'Nearly Right Away'
Governor-elect JB Pritzker said Wednesday he wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois almost immediately after being sworn in next year.
Record Numbers of Illinoisans Plan Thanksgiving Travel
Thanksgiving weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years.
BBB's Dennis Horton on Hiring Scams and Robocalls
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Branch Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) joined the WROK Morning Show with some warnings and advice to keep the scammers away.
Join The Harlem Veterans Project Saturday at Midway Village
This Saturday (November 10th) at Rockford's Midway Village Museum, students from the Harlem Veteran Project will share their compelling and professionally-developed documentaries of Rockford’s Vietnam Veterans.
Flashback to 1948: Calling the Election Wrong
On November 3rd, 1948, one day after President Harry Truman defeated challenger Thomas E. Dewey, the Chicago Tribune made a slight error in their headline.
Scam Alert: Avoid The $150 Kohl's Black Friday Coupon
Another day, another attempt by scammers to screw up your holiday shopping.
Rock River Valley YMCA Offers Election Day Child Care
If the idea of wrangling your kid(s) through the voting process at your polling place sounds like a challenge, the YMCA is ready to help you out.
Illinois Gas Prices Trending Lower in November
You can tell gas prices are going down because we're using the smiling person in the photo, not the frowny "gas-is-going-through-the-roof" photo.