As I hope you already are aware, WROK is your home for Fighting Illini football and basketball. This coming season starts on August 30 and you can find the full schedule of games here.

We're also happy to report that, thanks to the Rockford Area Illini Club, a handful of Stateline area students have been awarded academic scholarships to continue their education at the U of I. They are:

Micha Robert, Stillman Valley High School, Aerospace Engineering
Jason Pierce, Rochelle Township High School, Mechanical Engineering
Tyler Maggio, Boylan Catholic High School, Chemistry
Kevin Hart, Keith Country Day School, Mechanical Engineering
Brandon Drager, Rockford Christian High School, Electrical Engineering

All will be incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall.

Rockford Area Illini Club
Rockford Area Illini Club

The Rockford Area Illini Club has been handing out academic scholarships to incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois every year since 1986. More than 100 scholarships have been awarded, totaling more than $100,000.