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 five-year-old’s art drives the non-profit Dainty Warrior Project.
Illinois has a first-place finish that is nothing to brag about.
WOOD DALE, Ill. (CBS) — Millions of noise complaints have failed to stop the city of Chicago from closing the first of O’Hare International Airport’s diagonal runways. But three members of Congress hope they can. […]
The bill has sat dormant in committee since being introduced Feb. 19.
(CBS) — One person has been hurt in a hit-and-run accident in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood. Police at the scene worked into the night to try to figure out what happened. Police know that […]
Twenty years ago, records and record stores were left for dead – but they’re coming back and today is the international celebration of Record Store Day.
A zookeeper at the Lincoln Park Zoo had her finger bitten by a rhinoceros Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson for the zoo.
Preservationists call Saint Adalbert’s an architectural masterpiece. The Chicago Archdiocese calls it rundown and under-used.
Known abusers who obtain a pet, or any pet shop, rescue or individual caught selling an abuser a pet would be subject to fines up to $5,000.
The oldest priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has died. Monsignor Richard O’Donnell was 105, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Chicago Schools CEO Forrest Claypool Tuesday denounced the latest statewide school funding proposal, saying it is a conscious effort to bankrupt the Chicago Public Schools.
Once again, someone has uttered a racial slur on a Chicago Police radio frequency. An investigation is underway.
The car will sit in the middle of a shallow pool, gazebo-like, at a Logan Square apartment building called, appropriately enough, “L.”
Will the Cubs be ready Monday? There’s a lot of clutter outside the Friendly Confines, WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Researchers also warn that urban density is no protection, so, Chicago could still be hit. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Many churches bless animals. But this Sunday, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in southwest suburban Homer Glen will host a blessing for a different type of “hog.”
The Chicago Botanic Garden is urging gardeners to hold off on planting pansies and other early-spring annuals until at least next week.
It’s not your imagination. There are a lot of bugs out and about, even though Mother Nature cannot decide if spring is here to stay.
You don’t hear much about the ‘L’ station that sits abandoned, underground downtown, that was supposed to provide a terminal for express trains to and from O’Hare. But a prominent politician says she believes the idea still has promise.
Proponents of expanded Amtrak service in Illinois are meeting today in Chicago and despite the state’s budget woes, they’re talking expansion.