He attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and Loyola Academy in Wilmette, before discovering radio while getting his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University/Bloomington.
Bob has won more than 60 awards from his peers for news and sports reporting, including one for which he had to run the Chicago Marathon — then report on it. Bob no longer runs, but is an avid race walker and rides the bicycle. He has ridden numerous times in the Mayor’s Commuter Challenge, a fixture of Bike Month in Chicago, and was overall winner in 2002.
His hobby is running trains — not models, but the big ones, at museums in South Elgin and in Connecticut. Bob is married to elementary school teacher Jackie Bresse-Rodenkirk and lives in Glenview.
A federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction.
Several dozen students, teachers and union members picketed Tuesday at a fundraiser for the chair of the City Council’s Education Committee.
Chicago Gourmet, now in its ninth year, showcases the creations of gourmet chefs from Chicago, elsewhere in the United States, Mexico and Japan.
About 100 people staged a protest outside of Malcolm X College as Mayor Emanuel laid out his highly anticipated plan to curb gun violence in Chicago.
Kemper said Monday in a statement that it will “voluntarily” cross-reference its insurance policies with those on the federal government’s Death Master File list.
The family of a murdered National Guardsman passed out leaflets on Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, to hopes to receive a lead on the suspect.
The CTA has updated its list of things you can’t do aboard an ‘L’ train or bus. The transit agency is responding to years of complaints in some instances.
Nearly 200 enthusiastic Hillary Clinton-backers filled a River North union hall for a pep rally and strategy session with some of the state’s top women Democrats.
A woman was struck and killed Thursday by an Amtrak Hiawatha Service train in Northbrook.
Hundreds filled the Cosmopolitan Community Church, at 53rd and Wabash, Saturday to say goodbye to Nykea Aldridge, the first cousin of the Bulls’ Dwyane Wade who was shot to death Aug. 26.
Skyway maintenance workers are on strike, and no one appears to be speeding back to the bargaining table.
Backers of a new state law, permitting first responders to carry epipens to counter several allergic reactions, celebrated Saturday, marking the first anniversary of the death of the 13-year-old girl who inspired the change.
Proposed legislation introduced in Springfield Wednesday would require those who manage Pokémon Go and similar games to remove stops within two days of a request, and to make it easy to do so.
Community Activists hope to re-extend the truncated 1/Bronzeville-Union Station route to 64th and Stony Island.
Chicago’s Senior League World Champion Clear Ridge All-Stars celebrated their victory Saturday with hundreds of fans on home turf.
Vermon Patterson threw feces at a deputy in the showering area of the Division 9 housing tier, according to the sheriff’s office.
Metra cancels plans to replace its oldest bi-levels with new commuter rail cars, after the ongoing budgetary standoff in Springfield and lack of a statewide capital construction program. Riders are still expected to get a handful of new cars.
The latest took place in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
A man-made lake that has been a part of a park in for more than 15 years all but drained overnight.
Alumni and parents of students at Hales Franciscan High School hope to raise $1 million dollars in three weeks, which they say would allow Hales to open for the fall semester on Sept. 19.