Bob Roberts

roberts250 Bob RobertsBob Roberts is a native of Wilmette who has worked in Chicago media for all but four years of a career dating back to 1974.

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.

Loyola Shoots For Divine Intervention

Sister Jean remembers Loyola’s 1963 NCAA crown and would love to see another.


People Pack The Polar Plunge

The Super Plunge kicked off a month’s worth of plunge events benefiting the Special Olympics with the goal of raising two million dollars.


Body Found At Car Fire Scene

Police in northwest suburban Mount Prospect are treating an early-morning car fire as a possible murder. 


Rush hour traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Illinois.

Window Closing For Trump Infrastructure Plan, RTA Boss Warns

The official who oversees mass transit in the Chicago area would begin with higher gas taxes and seek to impose tolls on at least some expressways.


Pride Parade Gets OK In Aurora, Over Some Objections

An Aurora City Council committee has given final approval to a Pride Parade in the western suburb on Father’s Day, June 17.


Families Make Their Perfect Pet Match

There was a chance to give the dogs treats and there was a chance for adopting families to make first, second and third choices.


Everyone Wants One: Car On Skis

A one-off prototype is appearing at the Chicago Auto Show. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.


Snowblower Repair Shop Oddly Quiet

Mike Anderson can’t explain it, but he’s hoping things turn around with the latest onslaught of snow. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.


Made In Chicago: Battycakes

If you’re going “batty” seeking someone to bake a one-of-a-kind cake you’ll never forget, call Battycakes


Police Warn Of Con Artists Working Wilmette

Burglars are trying to distract residents in Wilmette to rob their homes of valuables. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports.


Rep. Peter Roskam Shares Moments Of GOP Train Crash In Virgina

West suburban U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam was among the Republican lawmakers aboard the chartered train that hit a garbage truck Wednesday in Virginia.


Chicago Park District Releases Revised Plans For Jackson Park Golf Course

The Chicago Park District unveiled its revised plans for the golf courses in Jackson Park and around the South Shore Cultural Center to a polite, but somewhat skeptical crowd.


Chicago History Museum

Illinois Students To Get “Chronicles” Timeline

State School Superintendent Tony Smith says no other state has a timeline or curriculum quite like it.


‘Swatting’ Call Draws Swarm Of Cops In McHenry County

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim is not amused at the fake call to 9-1-1, which claimed people were being held hostage. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports.


Olympic Ice Skater Prepares In Northwest Suburbs

Bradie Tennell is tweaking her presentations on the Buffalo Grove rink that has been her home for the past decade.


Scammers Targeting St. Charles Residents Using City’s Caller ID Number

A scam that’s made the rounds for years is currently targeting residents of west suburban St. Charles.


Nearly-New Mural Defaced At The Music Box Theater

The Music Box Theater’s nearly-new mural is no more — defaced beyond repair by someone armed with spray paint.


Chicago Fire Personnel Rescue Man Stuck In A Machine At The Crystal Glass Factory

A machine used to fabricate windows tried to swallow up a maintenance man Tuesday, but Chicago firefighters pried him loose.


CPS Public Meeting On Englewood Schools Turns Into Rowdy Shouting Match

A two-hour public meeting on the Chicago school board’s plan to replace four high schools in Englewood with one new $85-million school degenerated at times into a shouting match.


Networking Event Tailored To CHA College Students

Some recruiters came prepared to offer internships and jobs, others financial support through scholarships and grants. The organizations ranged from accountants to conglomerates to banks to the Chicago Bulls.



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