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 2019 will mark my 18th 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 28 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who does voice-overs for audio books and commercial voice-over work, too), and Molly (a graduate of 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.
Illinois Shoppers, Here’s The List Of Holiday Shipping Deadlines
If you’re wondering how much time you have left to send gifts from the Rockford area to wherever you have waiting recipients this holiday season, you're not alone.
Watch: Car With Driver Inside Gets Dragged Down I-294 By A Semi
The still shot of this accident is pretty bad, until you realize that this photo was captured from video---and both vehicles are still moving down the road at highway speeds while the driver of the car waves for help.
Illinois Drivers Pay Over $1,100 A Year Due To Bad Bridges and Roads
If you want to say that driving is expensive, you generally don't have to back up that statement with more than a nod toward the skyrocketing gas prices we've been dealing with for nearly a year (with no end in sight).
Will Illinois Facebook Users Ever Get That Class Action Settlement?
You may have been asking yourself the same question. You took part in the class-action suit against Facebook, you were told that your side would be receiving nearly $400, but so far you've seen nothing.
New Study Says That Illinois Is “Amazon Obsessed”
I would have written this piece a lot sooner, but I was scrolling through all the incredible Cyber Monday deals Amazon has got going this morning and I lost track of time.
Rockford BBB: Here’s What To Watch Out For On Cyber Monday
As you probably already know, today is Cyber Monday, which is always the first Monday after Thanksgiving. I say "always" like Cyber Monday has been around forever, but it's only been called that since 2005.
Rockford Has Picked The Names For The City’s New Snowplows
You may remember a short while back when the City of Rockford asked for the public's help in naming four new snowplows that will be rolling out this winter.
Illinois’ Richest Man Just Paid $43 Million For A Piece Of Paper
Okay, with a headline like that, there's obviously some stuff to unpack here. Questions need to be answered. For instance, who is Illinois' richest man, and what piece of paper could be worth $43 million?
Winnebago County Sheriff Offers Free “Blackout Wednesday” Rides
Depending on your age, the term "Blackout Wednesday" might be something that you've never heard before. How about "Drinksgiving?" Or, maybe "Thanksgiving Eve?"
Illinois Looks To Return 11 Purple Heart Medals To Rightful Owners
While almost all of us are aware of the Purple Heart medal is given to those who are wounded or killed fighting on behalf of the United States of America, there are a few other things about the Purple Heart that you may not be aware of.