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.
Skyway maintenance workers are on strike, and no one appears to be speeding back to the bargaining table.
Backers of a new state law, permitting first responders to carry epipens to counter several allergic reactions, celebrated Saturday, marking the first anniversary of the death of the 13-year-old girl who inspired the change.
Proposed legislation introduced in Springfield Wednesday would require those who manage Pokémon Go and similar games to remove stops within two days of a request, and to make it easy to do so.
Community Activists hope to re-extend the truncated 1/Bronzeville-Union Station route to 64th and Stony Island.
Chicago’s Senior League World Champion Clear Ridge All-Stars celebrated their victory Saturday with hundreds of fans on home turf.
Vermon Patterson threw feces at a deputy in the showering area of the Division 9 housing tier, according to the sheriff’s office.
Metra cancels plans to replace its oldest bi-levels with new commuter rail cars, after the ongoing budgetary standoff in Springfield and lack of a statewide capital construction program. Riders are still expected to get a handful of new cars.
The latest took place in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
A man-made lake that has been a part of a park in for more than 15 years all but drained overnight.
Alumni and parents of students at Hales Franciscan High School hope to raise $1 million dollars in three weeks, which they say would allow Hales to open for the fall semester on Sept. 19.
“I don’t think the way it’s set up that it’s going to succeed,” said Rene Paquin of the group Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL).
One casualty of Wednesday night’s storm was the annual CFD Bravest vs. CPD Finest baseball classic at U.S. Cellular Field.
Four Chicago police officers, a state’s attorney investigator, the city and Cook County were named Thursday in a federal suit by a man who said they framed him and sent him to prison for more than 10 years.
Dr. Faran Bakhari says the wounds can be so catastrophic it doesn’t matter how close his trauma center is.
If it can be moved, it’s holding down spots: blankets, chairs of all sizes, dog crates, ladders, umbrellas, mixing bowls, cribs, tables, bunting, tubs of driveway seal coat, picnic benches and even crime scene tape.
Mike Pence campaign spokesperson Marc Lotter says the meeting is consistent with other meetings Trump is having with GOP party leaders in the run-up to the Republican Party’s summer convention.
At midnight Thursday night, St. Adalbert’s Church in Pilsen ceases to exist as a parish in the eyes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, but the battle by its supporters to save the 102-year-old building is not over.
Inmate Tacorey Killebrew has been involved in more than 50 altercations with jail staff since his arrest, authorities say.
The officer seen stomping on Shaquille O’Neal’s head in a viral social-media video has been placed on desk duty during an investigation, police have said.
More than 200 people staged a rally outside the 16th District of the Chicago Police Department. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.