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.
Here’s What The Average Rockford Resident Spent On Bills In 2022
Breaking down the numbers on what the average Illinois household spends each month on utilities, car payments, mortgages, health insurance and more does show us that some cities in our state are really taking it on the chin when it comes to monthly bill-paying.
Bed Bath & Beyond Announces 3 More Illinois Store Closings
Although there's been no formal announcement of the company completely going out of business, Bed Bath & Beyond may have one foot in the grave, with the other foot on a banana peel.
Mega Millions: Here’s How Much An Illinois Winner Would Get
There's a big pile of lottery money waiting to be won ($1.35 billion at the moment). Assuming that you, an Illinois resident, are the single winner, how much money actually goes into your pocket to stay?
Illinois State Rep Pushes To Legalize Magic Mushrooms
Illinois State Rep La Shawn Ford says it's not a move to give Illinoisans another item to add to their parties after marijuana was legalized back in 2020. It's to help those who, Ford says, deserve more tools to deal with mental health issues.
Illinois May Soon Get A Look At A Once-In-A-Lifetime Comet Fly-By
Maybe "once in a lifetime" is an overstatement. This comet may come back through our solar-system's neighborhood again...but it won't be for about 50,000 years. I guess if you eat healthy and exercise you might...never mind. Not going to happen.
Illinois City (Once Again) Is Named America’s Bedbug Capital
With everything else we've had to deal with over the last three years, the bedbugs of Illinois want to make sure you haven't forgotten them, and more importantly, where to find them in abundance.
Rockford’s Package Thieves Do Most Of Their Stealing On These 2 Days
Porch pirates don't just making life difficult during the holidays, they're doing it year round. However, there are two days of the week when they're most active and stealing your stuff.
You Want Comfort Food? This Wisconsin Restaurant Is Built On It
Any food you take some comfort and a bunch of extra joy from eating definitely qualifies as comfort food--whatever that food is.
So, What Exactly Is Jaywalking, And Is It Illegal In Illinois?
We've all heard the word lots of times, but can you define what jaywalking is, and better yet, will you find yourself in trouble in Illinois for doing it?
Seriously? Governor Pritzker Just Gave Lawmakers A $12K Raise
You may have a problem or two making ends meet, but now Illinois lawmakers, technically a part-time position, are the fourth-highest paid in the nation behind California, New York, and Pennsylvania.