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 Says To Wipe Down Everything From Stores
On Sunday, Pritzker said that simply keeping your distance, 6 feet away from anyone else, may not be enough to protect you and your family.
Octane’s Chef Patrick Alberto Shares A Great Dish Online
The good folks at the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) have added all kinds of cool things to their website, including cooking demos to try while staying at home.
Illinois Spends $17M On Masks That Are Now Being Recalled
Governor JB Pritzker says he's been searching everywhere for gowns, gloves and masks to protect medical workers and first-responders in Illinois from COVID-19.
Like It Or Not, Winter-Like Weather Is Coming Tonight
We got a little preview yesterday, resulting in fender-benders to multi-car pileups. Tonight, it appears there'll be enough snowfall to make it interesting once again.
Gas Prices, For The 7th Week, Continue Downward
We'd all probably be a lot happier about it if we actually had someplace to go with that full tank of cheap gas.
Indiana Man Gets Huge Stimulus Check–Then It’s Gone
How would you react to finding out that your stimulus check was $8,198,300 more than the $1,700 you were expecting?
BBB Says Stimulus Checks Are Bringing Out The Scammers
The news that stimulus checks are going out this week will be met with an increase of scam phone calls, text messages, or emails asking for personal information and claiming you need to provide it to receive the benefits.
Here’s How You Track Your Stimulus Check
The IRS tweeted over the weekend that the first of the stimulus checks were being deposited into bank accounts. So, where's yours?
Pritzker Says Crowd Limiting May Last Through Summer
The governor says that we may be "bending the curve" here in Illinois, but the cancellations and postponements may be here though the warm weather months.
Chicago Implements A 9pm Curfew On Booze Sales
Chicago's curfew on liquor sales will go into effect today, April 9th, and will remain in place throughout the duration of the stay-at-home order.