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.
Saturday is National Sandwich Day--What's Illinois' Favorite?
Saturday, November 3rd, is National Sandwich Day. A day set aside to...uh...eat sandwiches, I guess. What sandwich do we Illinoisans prefer over all others?
Wirepoints' Ted Dabrowski on an Illinois Progressive Tax
Ted Dabrowski is President of Wirepoints.com, a fiscal-policy focused site that "delivers original research, commentary and hand selected articles from other sources about Illinois’ economy and government."
Rosecrance Named 'Illinois' Healthiest Employer'
For employers who have between 500 and 1,499 employees, Rosecrance was named #1 in Illinois and #26 out of the top 100 in the United States.
November Vote May End Winnebago's Alcohol Prohibition
Despite the ballot's confusing wording, voters in the Village of Winnebago will have to decide whether establishments should be allowed to sell alcohol across the entire community.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on the Upcoming Election
16th Congressional District Representative Adam Kinzinger stopped by the WROK Morning Show on Wednesday morning.
Governor Bruce Rauner on Pritzker, Taxes, Illinois' Future
With the election less than a week away, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner called in to the WROK Morning Show Wednesday morning to discuss several key issues.
Quick Reminder: Clocks 'Fall Back' This Sunday Morning
It's almost time to do that thing that so many people just hate--adjust the clock as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end.
These Are The 3 Most Common Surnames in Illinois
If you just said to yourself "It's gotta be Grimsdottir, Wamboldt, and Zeleznik," you might want to take another shot at this.
Rockford's 'Stroll on State' Happens November 24th
Rockford's kick-off to the holiday season features a tree lighting, parade, fireworks, horse & wagon rides, visits with Santa, along with some new fun additions.
Anderson Japanese Gardens Gets Spooky on Saturday
Anderson Japanese Gardens is partnering with Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab & Education Center and Haunted Rockford for a really cool Halloween event for the whole family.