Joe Dredge was born and raised right here in the <a href="https://1440wrok.com/tags/rockford/"Rockford area. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1997. After bouncing around the suburbs for awhile, he decided to go into radio before making his way back home here at WROK. When off-air, you can catch him cooking, watching college baseball and playing board games!
Rockford Police Issue St. Patrick’s Day Safety Reminder
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun-filled celebration that many people around the world look forward to each year.
Taste of Chicago Changes Dates, But Keeps Location
The Taste of Chicago, a food festival that has been a summer staple for more than 40 years, will change its traditional dates due to other events scheduled in Grant Park.
Youth Photography Contest Highlights Illinois Agriculture
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is calling on young photographers to participate in the 2023 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest
The Return of the Rockford Comic Book Convention
After a 3-year hiatus, the Rockford Comic Book Convention is back in town.
Chicago Bears Score Big with Extra Draft Pick
The Chicago Bears received an unexpected boost to their draft picks for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Illinois Woman Leads Police On 120MPH Chase
Tianna Bryson, a 23-year-old resident of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, led police on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of up to 120 mph
How Much Snow Is Too Much Snow On Your Roof?
Winter storms in northern Illinois can bring about significant amounts of snowfall, leaving homeowners wondering how much snow their roofs can handle
Illinois High School Football Team Forced to Forfeit 2022 Season Wins
On March 2, 2023, the Illinois High School Athletic Association (IHSA) announced that Maine South High School's football team will be forced to forfeit all nine victories from their 2022 season
Update: Additional Suspect Arrested in Onyx Bar & Grill Shooting Incident
An update has been released regarding the shooting incident that took place at Onyx Bar & Grill in Machesney Park on February 26, 2023.
New Smoke Alarm Law in Illinois: What You Need to Know When Changing Your Clocks
This year, when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), there is something new to check for.