Loves Park 6 Year Old Boy Shows Sweet Support For Cops
Hudson Stern, who'll probably be a police officer himself someday, invited area police by the house for some treats.
Illinois' Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth Burns
Wadsworth, Illinois' Gold Pyramid House, completed in 1982, wasn't a total loss, but was damaged extensively on Tuesday.
It's National Hot Dog Day!
In honor of the big day for tube-steak, lots of places are offering you a great deal on dogs today.
Rockford BBB Warns of Roofing, Credit Report, and Tech Scams
Another day, another group of scammers trying to figure their way into your wallet.
Wisconsin Woman Learns Hard Lesson About Warning Gates
Those flashing-light covered gates that lower in front of train crossings and drawbridges are there for a reason. A Wisconsin woman knows that. Now.
Slow It Down--Illinois is One of the Toughest States on Speeding
There are plenty of states where law enforcement's focus is not heavily on folks breaking the speed limit. Illinois is not one of those states.
Mayflies Are Swarming in the South--Illinois Next?
A Tennessee woman's encounter with a swarm of mayflies has gone viral. Are videos from Illinoisans dealing with these bugs coming soon? Probably.
McDonald's Pulls Salads After 90 Sickened in Illinois
An outbreak of food-borne illness has sickened about 90 people in Illinois, with some cases linked to McDonald's salads, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Iowa Man Deals With Hitchhiking Crow on Windshield
We've all experienced (at one time or another) "the thing that wouldn't leave," but usually that means someone who hangs around long after the party is over.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger's Wednesday Visit to WROK
It was a busy Wednesday morning for us when two members of Congress called in for their monthly chat.
Congressman Randy Hultgren on SCOTUS, Nato, Jobs
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren visited with the WROK Morning Show this morning to give his thoughts on some topical issues.
Sunday Night's Meteor Over the Midwest Caught on Video
If you were glancing at the northwestern sky on Sunday night at about 8:45, you got a look at something a bit unusual.
The State of Illinois Just May Have Some Money For You
Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has around $2 billion in unclaimed property. Some of that money might be yours--but you have to check.
IllinoisTop200.com Names Illinois' Most Heartbreaking Moments
A president’s death, the Great Chicago Fire and the deadliest tornado in American history top the list of Illinois’ most heartbreaking moments, as chosen by voters participating in the Illinois Top 200 project.
Wisconsin Newlyweds Nearly Crushed By Falling Tree Branch
Having gotten married in an outdoor setting ourselves, my wife and I know that there are certain hazards to an outdoor wedding...like falling trees.
Illinois Policy's Adam Schuster on Tax Hikes in Illinois
July 7 marks one year since Illinois’ historic 736-day budget impasse ended with the passage of a record-setting income tax hike.
If You Can't Beat the Heat--Tweet It
As summer hit with a vengeance at the tail end of last week into the weekend, many people took their complaints with Mother Nature to social media.
Illinois' Fireworks Ban Among Toughest in America
In 46 states, you can celebrate America's birthday with lots of brightly-colored fireworks. Illinois is among 4 states that still severely restrict it.
Heat is Melting Roads in the U.K. and Ireland--Maybe Here, Too?
With an excessive heat warning in effect for our area, you can't help but wonder...
Anderson Japanese Gardens Could Use Your Help
The recent heavy rains have taken a big toll on a lot of things, including one of our most beautiful spots.