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.
The no-kill shelter hopes to find new homes for 100 cats and dogs during their special two-day adoption marathon.
The state of Illinois lacks an infrastructure plan. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Callie, rescued by a Chicago police officer, isn’t ready for adoption yet, but the pooch’s rehabilitation is going well. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Protesters hoisted signs that read, “Hey, comrade, show us your taxes,” “Prove you’re not Putin’s puppet,” and “Don the Con.”
Nearly seven months have passed since a 15-year-old high school freshman was stuffed into a garbage can and set on fire, killing him.
Two thieves are rear-ending motorists, distracting the driver while pretending to exchange information and then driving off with their vehicle. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
They demonstrated Tuesday night over the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight.
Officials at Chicago’s Northeastern Illinois University say the class cancellations will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday and on May 1.
Kane County is one of two election authorities in Illinois to be completely computerized.
“Jurassic World: The Exhibition” is coming to Chicago’s lakefront. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Three of the four weapons were 9mm pistols and were loaded. The number of guns found at checkpoints continues to rise nationwide.
There was a time when most of the North Shore was dry, no liquor sales. Kenilworth has been one of the last bastions — until now.
The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday honored 4-year-old Aria Koval with an honorary commendation.
A couple shuts down their Chicago music store, and blame people who allegedly harassed and threatened them because they back President Trump.
District 97 board members said music, art, and theater programs may go away in the third year of cuts if an April tax referenda is defeated.
Police arrested four men after officials found Ashley Mastel dead of a fentanyl-laced heroin overdose in her Sugar Grove Township home.
The U.S. senator writes that the thefts “jeopardize the safety and well-being of Chicago residents.”
Dick Durbin said the president’s executive order amounts to a Muslim ban and sets a poor example for the world.
The high bid of $2,075 fell well short of the reserve price for the remnants of the cars-on-a-spike sculpture.
Freedom lasted a matter of moments for a South Side man who beat a murder charge and was released on bond from the Cook County Jail — only to be gunned down less than a mile away.