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.
New Regulations For Illinois Gun Dealers Take Effect Today
The Firearm Dealer License Certification Act applies to any business that leases, sells or trades firearms.
Chicago Meteorologist Says ‘Don’t Eat Snow’
As kids (and sometimes as adults), most, if not all of us, chowed down on a snowball or handful of snow. It turns out that maybe we should phase that out of our diets.
Weed Sales In Illinois Hit $20 Million In 12 Days
Only California, which saw nearly $15 million in sales in its first week, had a bigger roll-out than Illinois.
Goodwill Is Offering Free Tax Prep Again This Year
Goodwill’s tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing to individuals and families with income less than $56,000.
Heavy Winds and Waves Damage Chicago’s Lakefront
High waves along Lake Michigan over the weekend left part of Chicago’s lakefront path in pieces, crumbling asphalt and piling sand in several locations.
Take A Look At These Coyotes Running Around Chicago
With the Bears season over, the Bulls and Blackhawks both fairly unwatchable, and the Cubs and Sox in the off-season, coyote watching is gaining steam in Chicago (and here).
Police Chief Dan O’Shea On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Today, January 9th, 2020, is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We asked Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea for his thoughts.
Belvidere Chrysler Plant To Temporarily Shut Down
The shutdown, due to lack of orders, is expected to last for about two weeks.
Some Local Businesses Aren’t Happy With Dispensary Crowds
Urinating outside, leaving behind garbage, parking where you shouldn't park, then yelling when you're told to move are apparently annoying behaviors to nearby business owners.
Pot Dispensary Biz Is So Good, They’re Closing Today
Maybe you figured you'd let the weekend go by, and the crowds at Sunnyside Dispensary would thin down enough for a Monday visit. Well...