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.
Firefighters and police officers don’t get the day off on Thanksgiving, and neither do hospital emergency rooms.
Thousands gathered at Millennium Park to watch Chicago’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Several hundred people took part in a silent candlelight vigil outside the French consulate in downtown Chicago for the victims of the Paris bombings.
More than 1,000 people filled the South Side New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral of an aspiring 20-year-old model gunned down at an Englewood bus stop Nov. 2.
Military veterans in need of medical care were invited today to a VA hospital nationwide to ensure that their needs are being addressed.
The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill wind tunnel is 30 feet long, 40 inches wide and 55 inches tall, tucked away in a mezzanine office of the 111-year-old Railway Exchange Building.
The Bulls are holding a contest to name the team.
The increases are tucked into 2016 budgets that the Metra and Pace boards approved unanimously in separate votes Wednesday.
Chicago Police are searching for a person of interest wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a child found dismembered in the Garfield Park lagoon in September. The person of interest was not identified.
Toews surprised students as he presented the grand prize in a contest to an aspiring 13-year-old defenseman.
Head Of Airport Trade Group Says Governments Should Back Off And Let Investigators Determine Cause Of Metrojet Crash In Egypt
The head of the international trade group that calls itself “the voice of the world’s airports” wants the governments intensely interested in finding a cause for the Metrojet crash in Egypt to back off and let the investigators do their job.
The mother of murdered nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee is being bashed on the Internet for using money intended for his funeral expenses to buy a car, but she is defending the purchase as WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Illinois is now in its fifth month without a state budget, and no solution to the impasse appears close. The continuing impasse has providers who met Saturday at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters worried for themselves and for those they serve.
Military Warriors Support Foundation and PNC Bank Illinois teamed up to say thank you to Kenneth Bryant. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
A professional costume designer worked her magic last minute for those who visited her emergency Halloween clinic in Uptown.
It’s the ultimate Halloween treat, a bag full of Mars candy, free. It was handed out directly from the Northwest Side’s factory, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
When the CTA’s Yellow Line reopens Friday, for the first time since a May 17th embankment collapse, riders for the first eight days will pay nothing. It’s part of an aggressive campaign rebuild ridership on the line. CTA also will provide free parking for riders at its Dempster terminal through year’s end.
Police officers in northwest suburban Park Ridge are getting training in ways to de-escalate situations, and avoid the use of force.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is meeting at McCormick Place, and was the focus of a protest by several hundred people from police headquarters to the convention site.