Mechanics are important all year round, all the time, but during a pandemic when it's been 90 degrees for a whole month, they definitely deserve to be celebrated!

Throughout the month of August (we're getting a little bit of a head start we know...) we're looking for Rockford's #1 mechanic.

This does not mean you have to work in the city limits of Rockford, just that you are in the 97ZOK listening area.

Congratulations to Chris Simross from Kunes Country Belvidere, formally Jack Wolf!

Chris won with just under 30 percent of the vote and over 12,000 individual votes.

Jack Wolf said this about Chris on Facebook, 'Hey all... our very own CHRIS SIMROSS is an amazing technician, taking wonderfully meticulous care of our customer's vehicles.'


Congratulations to Rockford's #1 Outdoor Dining Location, University Club of Rockford!

Congratulations to Rockford's #1 Hairstylist, Kaysi Klaas!

Congrats to Angelica Hall, Rockford’s #1 Barista!

Congratulations to Brett Beaman, Rockford's #1 Fitness Instructor.

Congratulations to Rockford's #1 Police Officer, Rob Washo!

Congratulations to Michelle Johnson, Rockford's #1 Bartender!

Also, Congratulations to Tam Woodrow, Rockford's #1 Make-up artist!

Also congrats to Mr. Flanagan, Rockford's #1 Principal, our October winner!

Additional congratulations to Rockford's #1 Firefighter, JR Cantu!

Also to Rockford's #1 Restaurant Server, Alex Treu.

As well as Rockford's #1 Tattoo Artist, Shawn Heaton.

And Rockford's #1 Wedding Planer, Tia Lasswell.

Catch Midday Michelle on 97 ZOK from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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