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 2016 marked my 15th 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 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at 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.
Springfield Considers $2 Billion Gas Tax For Illinois
Even though we're the highest-taxed citizens in the nation, some lawmakers in Springfield think we should be happy to get on board with this.
Another Day, Another Product Recall
In just a couple of days, we've gone from checking which type of children's cough syrup we have in the cabinet to the chicken we have in the freezer.
Wisconsin Woman Busted For Handing Out Pot Cookies
It would appear that the Shawano County, Wisconsin woman took that whole "everything has to be green on St. Patrick's Day" thing a bit too far.
Dollar General Stores Baby Cough Syrup Recalled
The cough syrup, DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus, may be contaminated with bacteria.
BBB’s Dennis Horton on IRS, Employment, and Ticket Scams
Dennis fills us in on how to avoid being scammed on your March Madness tournament tickets, the IRS's Dirty Dozen, and employment scams in the area.
Trouble For Illinois Preschool After Naked Punishments
Preschool children were allegedly forced to strip naked and stand in a closet for five or 10 minutes as punishment last week in East St. Louis.
Shopko To Close All Remaining Stores By Mid-June
Unable to find a buyer for its business, Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June.
Rockford BBB Warns Residents Of Flood Scammers
Flooding in our area is causing all sorts of headaches, from people having to evacuate their homes to repairing/mitigating the water damage to avoiding scam artists.
Here’s Your Rockford Area Road Closure and Sandbag Location List
With the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers at dangerous levels, and flooding expected to stick around for a few days at least, you might wish to know where to avoid.
Rock And Pecatonica Rivers Reach Dangerous Levels
All that snow and ice, followed by melting and rains, have made for a dangerous situation throughout our entire area.