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 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.
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.
Michael Wolfe’s book claims to tell the true story of the chaotic early days of the Trump White House. The administration has pushed back at the book, released Friday, calling it lies.
Operators of car washes may not agree, but auto-body expert Marvin Daniels Jr. says his best advice is to stay away from them until temperatures rise above freezing.
Smoke and fire initially forced back the firefighters, who took turns in warming buses.
It was low-key, compared with some anti-abortion protests. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
The Regional Transportation Authority board is the last stop for fare increases and related budgetary matters.
Imperfect Produce sells vegetables and fruit that may look a bit odd, but is just as good as any other veggies.
Rachel White left Kansas City for New York in hopes of becoming a professional dancer. The crowd she fell in with drank hard and soon, so did she – nearly a bottle of vodka a day.
Fabulous Freddies will pay nearly $170,000 in back wages and an equal amount in damages, labor officials said.
Sen. Durbin says the DREAM Act is the most important legislation he’s ever authored.
Durbin says the echoes of 1974 are becoming louder and louder.
Reverend Hiram Crawford and activist William Grutzmacher battled in court 33 years ago to obtain the right to put the scene at Daley Plaza on display.
It’s the latest skirmish over federal police grants to “sanctuary cities” like Chicago.
A teacher at Lake Central High School, in St. John, Ind. faces drug-related charges after allegedly being caught by students using drugs in her classroom.
A 13-year-old student at the Marlowe Middle School in far northwest suburban Huntley faces a series of charges in the latest alleged hate crime incident at the school.
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.