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 and bicycle and I golf every chance I get. If I don’t need winter gloves, chances are you’ll find me swinging the clubs. I’m working to “break 90” more regularly and hope to “break 80” someday.
After 55 years living on the South Side of the city, I now live with my wife, Nancy, in the southwest suburbs. I have three adult children of whom I’m very proud.
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Thanks for listening!
The Salvation Army plays an important role in putting families on a path towards self-sufficiency.
The ad stated “passengers like you…you won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.”
A man found the 3- to 4-year-old female hawk in the middle of Route 83 near Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach on Thursday.
“I found out that everybody loved donuts and I just stayed with donuts. And it gives me a chance to work for myself.”
If you’re preparing to fly to a Thanksgiving destination in the next few days, the Transportation Security Administration has some advice to make your trip easier.
In attendance at the ceremony on a motorized scooter was one of the oldest veterans in America. Peter Poulos will turn 101 next month.
Oak Park is planning to experiment with rules for overnight parking in a section of the village and residents will get to weigh in on the plan Thursday night.
The name of a new cable TV show shocked a community on the Southwest Side and the alderman was able to get a billboard company to remove the advertisement this week.
A southwest suburban police department will be trying something novel: streaming the police responses of one officer live on Facebook.
East Dundee Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen says residents have complained of a baby powder smell and a residue appearing on their property at times ever since Golden Plastics USA moved in to the old Haeger Potteries property nearly a year ago.
t’s been more than a month since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, but the island and its people are still on the minds of young people at a school in Mt. Prospect.
Most kids love Halloween, but others need to warm up to all the frights, if they do at all.
To try and get delivery back to normal in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Postal Service has asked employees across the country to volunteer for 30-day stints on the island.
Dr. Wolfrum is also accused of failing to comply with multiple federal regulations related to the ordering, keeping and dispensing of controlled substances.
He says many officers in his department, and most corrections officers, have been wearing body cameras for more than a year and a half.
The book is loosely based on Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and the ascent of the Chicago Cubs to the top of the baseball mountain last season.
“It’s absolutely wonderful. I feel very proud that I’ve been able to be part of this to bring him home,” Jeri Heise said.
Daniel Holz worked on the LIGO project, which was used to detect gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes.
Don and Bobbie Gunderson of Long Beach want the court to decide the homeowner’s property extends all the way to the water.
A local consulting company is estimating the economic impact will be about $90 million in the Chicago area.