Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 12 Year Low
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reports 75,000 jobs were added in April, well above the prior three month average.
Illinois is the Nation's 7th Best State to be a Cop
It's not easy being a law-enforcement officer, but some states offer better conditions than others.
Check Out Illinois' Top Ten Most Scenic Spots
To celebrate Illinois' bicentennial, the organization Illinois Top 200 lets Illinoisans vote every two weeks on the most inspiring leaders, greatest books, top businesses and much more.
Illinoisans Are Hitting the Road Memorial Day Weekend
If you're planning on doing some traveling over Memorial Day Weekend, be prepared. You'll be running into some traffic wherever you're going.
Illinois Tourism Numbers Set Record
Nearly 114 million people traveled to the state last year to “Enjoy Illinois” and give a $1.1 billion boost to the state’s economy.
Palatine Firefighters Rescue Kid From Claw Machine
As parents, we're supposed to warn our kids of the dangers in life like drugs and alcohol, crossing streets, talking to strangers, and more. It's time to add the "claw machine talk."
Illinois Man Strips Naked Because of Closed Burger King
As reactions go, this one seems to be a little over-the-top. But, we've all been there, amirite?
It's Mosquito Season in Rockford
We haven't had to deal with them in several months, but Rockford is rapidly approaching a full-on onslaught from the world's most hated flying pest.
Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti on Term Limits, Taxes
Illinois' Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti joined the WROK Morning Show on Friday morning to kick around a couple of hot-button issues.
Congressman Hultgren on the Iran Deal, Opioids in Illinois
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joins the WROK Morning Show monthly for a discussion of the issues.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on the Iran Nuke Deal
Yesterday, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from a nuclear accord with Iran. This morning on the WROK Morning Show, we asked 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger for his reaction.
Rockford's Median Student Debt is $18,553
According to one study, the share of students graduating with $50,000 or more in student loan debt has more than tripled since the year 2000.
Forbes Names OSF HealthCare Best Employer in Illinois
The Forbes report also says that OSF HealthCare ranked 46th out of 500 large companies throughout the country.
Illinois Gas Prices Are Rising Steeply This Spring
Don't worry, it's only gasoline. I mean, who uses much of that stuff? Oh yeah--everyone.
Today is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Illinois
We see them doing the job of keeping kids safe every day. Why not take a minute today to say thank you?
Rockford BBB Warns of 'Storm Chaser' Repair Schemes
It's bad enough when you realize that you have storm damage to your home. Don't let it get worse by getting scammed out of a bunch of money, too.
Carpentersville Green-Lights 'Urban Chickens'
If you've ever thought that your backyard would be just perfect for raising your own chickens (and who hasn't), Carpentersville, Illinois says come on over!
The Numbers Say Limebike is a Hit in Rockford
Those who've taken a spin on one of the many Limebikes dotting the landscape of the stateline area have enjoyed their experience, and more plan to give them a try.
Old Settlers Days in Rockton is Coming Soon!
One of the Midwest's coolest and most fun festivals will be here before you know it. Rockton's Old Settlers Days is back June 14th through June 17th.
New Study Says Illinois is a Really Fun Place
Before looking at the numbers in a new study by personal finance website WalletHub, my own guess at our state ranking was way off. Chance are, yours was too.