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.
Girls traveled from across the Midwest to a South Side school to get everything they need for prom — for free.
Another sure sign that spring is here to stay: It was spring cleaning day Saturday at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach.
An Islamic extremist appears to have hacked the Web site of Pilsen’s National Museum of Mexican Art.
A Round Lake man is being held in the Cook County Jail on $300,000 bond for allegedly abandoning his three-year-old daughter in a forest preserve trash bin, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Tuesday night presented an award for courage to two women who survived being beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead by a thief in Bucktown five years ago.
More than 200 people protesting the recent deaths of unarmed black and Hispanic teenagers and men at the hands of police — both locally and nationally — staged a Daley Plaza rally and march through downtown and West Loop streets on Tuesday.
One group is calling for a march, another for a town hall meeting in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Waukegan resident by police in Zion, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Severe storms are in the forecast in the next 24 hours, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is asking people to prepare by using less.
The counting is complete in two more Chicago aldermanic races, and in both cases, the incumbent is behind.
Forty-seven years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he counseled striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn.
Jameel Syed says his goal is to show everyone that Muslim Americans are like everyone else in the U.S.
A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines and demanding changes at the Postal Service’s Lincoln Park office.
The controversy over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law was not the only problem the Hoosier state faced Tuesday. It also fended off an apparent attack on its official website.
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.