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.
Not everyone is giving Chicago’s next Roman Catholic archbishop high marks.
Advocates for assisted suicide from around the world are meeting in Streeterville, while opponents are protesting outside. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Another crucial vote on the controversial proposed Illiana Expressway is just weeks away, and opponents are gearing up by branding it one of the biggest “boondoggles” in the country.
A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of the 20-year-old man who was struck and killed Sunday by a Wheeling Police squad car, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
More people die when being struck by trains in Illinois than in all but two other states. Police across the state of Illinois hope to change that this week as Illinois observes a “Rail Safety Week” for the first time.
The big screen is still really big at the Pickwick Theater, in Park Ridge.
The one-mile link through the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Cook County Forest Preserve District’s Turnbull Woods saw immediate and heavy use.
Seventy-five sculptures of horses — each dedicated to a different slain Chicago police officer — are beginning to appear along the Magnificent Mile.
It was not immediately clear how many of the city’s 7,000 taxicabs would be idled by any slowdown. Attempts in the past by taxi drivers to stage work slowdowns have generally been unsuccessful because the drivers have not been well-organized.
In River Forest, people are honoring the victims of 9-11 by raising money for charity at the 13th Annual LemonAid event.
Pace is the first Chicago-area transit agency to unveil its 2015 budget — and it’s good news for riders.
There was a protest outside the Kluczynski Federal Building downtown three hours before President Obama’s speech, but it was easy to miss.
The CTA’s board Wednesday set the stage to rebuild the ‘L’ cars used on the Orange and Brown lines, even though it expects to junk them in less than 10 years.
Four Maywood firefighters have been suspended for refusing to remove American flags from their helmets, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Veteran Chicago theater actress Molly Glynn has died after she was struck by a falling tree in Winnetka while riding her bicycle during a severe storm Friday afternoon, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
One of the oldest ‘L’ stations in the city has been shut down for six weeks, to undergo a major renovation.
The Jackie Robinson West Little League got a big check from the sale of T-shirts touting the team’s run in the Little League World Series.
Pastor Corey Brooks and promoters Asa Powell and Victor Woods said they talked with gang leaders for three weeks to try to assure a violence-free Labor Day.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State’s ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The sounds of saws and hammers have filled the air this week along the street in Gary where pop idol Michael Jackson grew up in advance of a three-day festival marking his birthday.