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.
On the campaign trail Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approach to the city’s finances “irresponsible.”
An 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook the northwest suburbs Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
First Ward Alderman Joe Moreno took to Twitter Wednesday after someone dropped some loose chickens off at his office.
A man drove onto a Kennedy Expressway entrance ramp after he was shot in the neck in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday evening, police said.
For the second consecutive day Tuesday, Chicago election board officials said the early voting turnout was a record.
There’s some restlessness, but overall, Chicago-area mass transit users remain satisfied with service overall, despite delays, breakdowns, crowding and fare hikes, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Rail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
If it works as anticipated, the app will mark the realization of a 40-year search for a fare card good anywhere on Chicago area mass transit.
The region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.
This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.
An 18-year-old man already recently sent to prison on robbery and armed robbery charges in Bolingbrook has been charged with a virtually identical carjacking incident in Woodridge.
The CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash ‘L’ stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old ‘L’ stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.
Time is running out for the Madison/Wabash Loop ‘L’ stop.
A week has passed since Chicago was thrust from subzero temperatures into spring, but the Chicago Park District said Thursday that it needs another week of warm weather to complete an assessment of the damage wrought over the winter to its lakefront running and bicycling path.
The shrine toRose beneath a Bucktown Metra underpass has been spruced up and reassembled after someone trashed it.
The draconian cut in state aid to the CTA proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget might be even bigger than first thought.
Repairs will soon be made to the Morton Salt warehouse just off the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street, that spilled salt all over a handful of cars New Year’s Day when portions of a wall collapsed.
Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.
Now that a historic, 1928-vintage Prairie-style home, designed by an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been moved to its new home, it’s time to piece the jigsaw puzzle back together atop a new foundation.
A house designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright associate that at several points was days away from being torn down will be moved from a supermarket parking lot to its new home in northwest Evanston Thursday.