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 law governing train crews was on a collision course with irate motorists Monday night, and motorists lost.
CTA last raised base fares in 2009.
A Northwestern Medicine expert on sleep disorders says there’s a lot more to being rested and alert than that extra hour.
For the second time in less than two years, attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are asking the nation’s highest court to review the grounds for his corruption conviction.
Police say Timothy Fay fired a barrage of bullets into the walls, furniture and garage door of his parents’ home.
A World War II veteran’s lost dog tag has been returned to his family in Iowa, with an assist from the Kane County Sheriff’s office, 73 years after he helped liberate France from the Nazis.
Eddie Johnson faced reporters Tuesday for the first time since the day before his Aug. 30 surgery.
GOP politicians Thursday called Rauner’s decision political suicide.
Community organizer Robert Torres says the frustration level is rising at Puerto Rico House (La Casa Puertorriquena), 1237 N. California Av.
The Cubs can clinch the National League Central Division with a win Tuesday night against arch-rival St. Louis.
The Morris VFW is apologizing to neighbors for the crowds expected for its $1.59 million “Queen of Hearts” drawing.
Jabari Dean is the focus of a public service announcement from the FBI. He once posted an empty threat, saying he was going to kill 16 people.
It would be the fourth increase in four years. Riders are not happy.
Vernon Hills is offering homeowners cash for skunks caught on private property, amid an explosion of the animals.
Interest on the latest loans to pay down bills is better than paying late-penalty fees, the leader of the Civic Federation says.
Cooper said he has enjoyed his role as one of rock’s original villains. Indignant parents loved to hate his shows in the 1970s.
The experiment is happening at Pittsburgh International Airport. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Washington Park hosted a big back-to-school fair Saturday, and some of those attending first took place in a symbolic anti-violence march.
A man drowned midday Wednesday in deceptively calm waters off Illinois Beach State Park, just south of the Wisconsin state line.
Three men from the Aurora area were fatally shot at the Great Lakes Dragway, in Union Grove, Wis. on Aug. 13.