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.
Illinois Judge Rules FOID Card Is Unconstitutional
It was just a few days ago that I told you about the current efforts by some lawmakers in Springfield to require fingerprinting and a higher cost for Illinoisans to get a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. Well, that's all been thrown into disarray now.
Illinois And Wisconsin Disagree On The Most Hated Bug
It's not that our two states don't agree that there are insects that should be hated, it's just that we disagree on which creep-crawly should draw the most disdain.
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.
If You’re Under 16, Stay Out Of Menards
Add another business to the ever-growing list of places changing or modifying their ways of operating during the COVID-19 crisis.