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.
Governor Pritzker Announces New COVID-19 Guidelines
After our state announced over 1,900 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Pritzker has announced new rules.
Illinois Treasurer Says $1 Billion In Unclaimed Property Returned
The property returned includes inactive back accounts, unpaid insurance benefits, or the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes.
Study Says Texas Roadhouse Is Illinois’ Casual Dining Favorite
Advertising and marketing agency TopAgency wanted to see how some of America’s most popular casual dining chains are fairing in each state during the pandemic.
Noah’s Ark Water Park Closing For 2020 Due To COVID-19
The water park closed until further notice on August 1st after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. Now, the plug's been pulled for the rest of the year.
Drive-In Movie Nights Coming To Magna Parking Lot
Who could have predicted that movie theaters around the country would be sitting empty while drive-in movies are enjoying a Renaissance?
ICC Says Moratorium On Disconnections To Be Extended
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) says several utilities have agreed to keep residential customers connected for another month.
Midway Village Cancels World War II Days
One of the country's largest WWII reenactment events has become yet another casualty of this COVID-19 mess.
If You See One Of These Around Rockford, Don’t Touch It
It's a Tussock Moth Caterpillar, and it's venomous. Not the fatal type of venomous, but as my son just found out, it's a pretty unpleasant experience.
BBB Warns Of Government Impostor Scams
One of the most common scams in the U.S. and Canada today involves callers pretending to be government officials who use fear and intimidation to trick victims into turning over personal information or money.
More Surveillance Cameras To Be Added In Rockford
Currently, Rockford has 22 surveillance cameras set up at intersections around the city. Monday night, the Rockford City Council decided to add four more to the mix.