I was born on the North Side in 1958 but have lived all but the first three months of my life on the South Side. That said, thank (or is that curse?) the ’69 Cubs for making me such a die-hard Cubs fan.
I grew up in the projects–the CHA’s Trumbull Park Homes in the South Deering neighborhood. I graduated from O.T. Bright Public School, Mendel Catholic College Prep, and the University of Illinois-Chicago.
I’ve been with WBBM Newsradio 780 since 1986 and think I have one of the best jobs around. I’m a general assignment reporter and cover everything from education and politics (including Democratic National Conventions 1996, 2000 and 2008) to crime and religion (including the Catholic Bishops Conference in Dallas that dealt with the priest sex abuse scandal).
I’ve reported tragedies and thrills such as the Amtrak train crash in Bourbonnais and how much fun it was to ride for nearly an hour aboard one of the Blue Angels FA-18 fighter jets.
My work has been honored numerous times over the past 25-plus years. Among those honors: Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and United Press International, Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Boyden Award from the Chicago Journalists Association.
I love to workout, bicycle and visit major league baseball parks all over the country. I’ve also started taking up golf so be careful if you happen to be near a course. I never quite know where the ball is going.
I live in the Beverly/Morgan Park community on the Southwest Side and have three adult children of whom I’m very proud.
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Thanks for listening!
Nearly 8 million air bags are involved in the recall, in vehicles that are at least six years old.
Gas prices have been coming down recently and motorists are liking what they see.
Lombard’s electricity aggregation contract was up, so village officials decided in April and May to see which electricity provider would offer the lowest prices for residents. It turned out, ComEd beat the alternative suppliers.
Going to the airport can be enough of a chore in and of itself, but on Thursday, travelers at O’hare International Airport will have to endure the extra headache of listening to fire alarms going off all day.
When teachers for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 walked off the job one week ago, the district stopped paying their insurance premiums. The district gave teachers the option of continuing their coverage by paying 100 percent of their own premiums.
An North Side woman has disputed the city’s claims that she has more than two dozen code violations at her home and the vacant lot she’s turned into an urban.
For the second time this year, Chicagoans were treated to a glimpse of a blood moon, when the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday.
A 94-year old World War II veteran who received his Purple Heart 70 years late this August underwent surgery recently, and doctors found a piece of the shrapnel that wounded him.
A Chicago Public School teacher is among 15 teachers nationwide vying for a $100,000 grant from an insurance company, but she is going to need lots of online votes to win.
The Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues were removed from outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday, to be restored during the offseason while renovations are underway inside and outside the stadium itself.
Most people are having breakfast this time of day, but a number of people already have lunch on their minds as they line up at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, which is closing for good on Friday.
44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has released the results of a survey he’s taken on what people like and don’t like about the Pride Parade and whether the parade should be moved out of the community.
Chicago Park District arborist Marcus Horan said he and a tree-cutting crew have been at the job for several weeks, cutting down two or three infected ash trees a day.
Elgin police officers were in Puerto Rico this week to recruit and administer entrance exams for about 150 prospective cadets. It’s part of a wide-range recruitment effort to bring more diversity to a department that is 80 percent white in a town where the population is 44 percent Hispanic.
Many people have called the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge since Sunday, hoping to adopt one of the eight dogs taken there from the Dolton Animal Hospital.
State child welfare officials say it’s too hard to tell whether there’s been an increase in reports of child abuse since news broke about Vikings running back Adrian Peterson taking a stick to his four-year old son.
War of words today as the teachers union and school board in Hinsdale High School District 86 discuss separately the possibility of a teacher walkout a month from now.
A 36-year-old man who was charged with urinating into a woman’s car over the weekend was speaking out Wednesday
A south suburban police department hopes to have its officers wearing body-cams by early next summer.
Simulation Lab co-director Mike Kremer said phones have been ringing off the hook with medical students and doctors wanting to reserve time with the dummies in the center that opens to them on Monday.