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.
Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Sprays Linked To Midwest Deaths
Another day, another recall. However, this recall is different that the ones we've reported on throughout 2021 because it's not something you drink or eat--it's something you spray into a room.
Ohio Is Giving Out $1 Million Each To 5 Vaccinated Residents
The cash giveaway starts on May 26th, and Ohio adults who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose may enter a lottery that will provide a $1 million prize each Wednesday for five weeks that follow.
Health Officials Join Warning Against Laminating Vaccine Cards
Last week, news began to spread that the phony vaccination card business is booming. There's a connection, and medical professionals are not happy about it.
The Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Card Business Is Booming
As we told you yesterday, Staples and Office Depot are offering free lamination services for those who have a COVID-19 vaccination card. Others, however, are willing to go even further by offering you a completely phony vaccination card...for a price.
Staples, Office Depot Will Laminate Your Vaccine Card Free
One will be doing it this week only, while the other will do it through July.
Chicago Says Cubs Can Sell 2,000 More Tickets Per Game
Last season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nobody took anybody out to the ballgame anywhere in the country except for the last rounds of the playoffs and World Series when Texas allowed a few thousand fans into Globe Life Field in Arlington...
Chicago’s Mayor Says Fans Can Return For Cubs/Sox
Okay, so it won't be at 100 percent capacity, but after a season of fan-less baseball games, it'll be nice to see people enjoying games in 2021.
Walmart Is Offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner
With millions of Americans suffering financially due to the pandemic, it's nice to see partnerships develop with the goal of helping people through this mess.
Ticket Stub From Jordan’s Peoria Pro Debut Sells For $35K
Michael Jordan made his professional debut in the NBA on October 5th, 1984, in a preseason game at the Peoria Civic Center Arena in front of about 2000 or so fans.
BBB Warns Against Posting Senior Photos Online
What started out as a nice gesture to those who won't get the opportunity to share in the tradition of sharing senior class photos has given scammers an opening.