Riley O'Neil has logged more hours behind a microphone than any other Rockford radio personality, starting out with his hiring at WROK in February of 1983. He’s also the longest-tenured morning show host in WROK's 100-year history, with 22 years as the host of the WROK Morning Show. He’s a multi award-winning commercial producer, voice-over artist, and much sought after product and service endorser for multiple local businesses. In addition to hosting the WROK Morning Show with Joe Dredge, Riley also writes for 1440WROK.com, covering everything from Illinois' best local restaurants, to some of the wildest and funniest things Illinois residents have gotten themselves into, and everything in-between.
At Illinois Grocery Stores, This Item Is The #1 Best-Seller
I'm not trying to talk you into buying anything you wouldn't normally buy, but looking at the number-one best selling item in Illinois grocery stores, I'm going to go ahead and guess that you already buy this.
How Illinois Heating Bills Compare To Other States (Not Good)
We're fresh off of a lengthy period of sub-zero weather, and I'm fairly sure that you used your furnace during that time period. We all know the bills are coming, but how do the heating bills we get in Illinois compare with the other states? As you might imagine, it's not a good comparison.
Got A Favorite? Study Names The Best Grocery Stores In Illinois
Are you someone with a "go-to" grocery store, or are you somebody who generally hits them all to get the things you need when it's time to re-supply?
There Are Only 14 People In Illinois’ Smallest Town
I keep thinking of the theme song from Cheers. Except in this place, everyone not only knows your name, they know everyone in your family's name, your pet's name, your Social Security number, and the height and weight of your childhood imaginary friend.
How About A Valentine’s Visit To Illinois’ Most Romantic City?
I know, when you think of romantic Northern Illinois towns and cities you automatically think of New Milford, Chemung, or Elmoville...maybe Loves Park, too. However, there is another place in this part of the state that actually made the list of the 140 Most Romantic Small Towns in America.
Illinois’ New I-Pass Stickers: Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know
With the changeover from plastic transponders to window stickers now happening with Illinois' I-Pass, we thought we'd give you some answers to the most asked questions about the new I-Pass situation.
A New “Best States” List Is Out, And Here’s Where Illinois Ranks
If you've only lived in Illinois, it's going to be pretty difficult to come up with a ranking for Illinois among the other 49 states. But, if you're someone who's lived all over the country, where would you rank Illinois when compared to every other state you've lived in?
Study Names Illinois’ Top 5 Favorite TV Shows…But Are They?
At one time or another, everybody has had the experience of looking at a list of popular things only to realize you don't know anything about any of the things on the list. Check out this list of the most popular TV shows in Illinois and see if you agree.
How Bad Are Illinois Drivers? Study Says We Have One Big Problem
As a life-long Illinois resident, I've seen, and continue to see, some really awful drivers on our roads making life more difficult for others. However, in spite of what I, or anyone else thinks, we're not that bad here in the Land of Lincoln...except for one big thing that many of us continue to do.
Goodbye I-Pass Transponders! Illinois Is Switching To Stickers
After years of having to deal with those small plastic I-Pass transponders, the Illinois Tollway Authority is making the switch to something that's a bit easier for Illinois drivers to keep track of.