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.
Jabari Dean is the focus of a public service announcement from the FBI. He once posted an empty threat, saying he was going to kill 16 people.
It would be the fourth increase in four years. Riders are not happy.
Vernon Hills is offering homeowners cash for skunks caught on private property, amid an explosion of the animals.
Interest on the latest loans to pay down bills is better than paying late-penalty fees, the leader of the Civic Federation says.
Cooper said he has enjoyed his role as one of rock’s original villains. Indignant parents loved to hate his shows in the 1970s.
The experiment is happening at Pittsburgh International Airport. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Washington Park hosted a big back-to-school fair Saturday, and some of those attending first took place in a symbolic anti-violence march.
A man drowned midday Wednesday in deceptively calm waters off Illinois Beach State Park, just south of the Wisconsin state line.
Three men from the Aurora area were fatally shot at the Great Lakes Dragway, in Union Grove, Wis. on Aug. 13.
A trucker on the Borman Expressway in Gary, Ind. lost one of his trailers but didn’t realize it for more than seven miles.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the sentences send the message to the gangs that there are consequences for their actions.
Some riders reportedly paid as much as $110 for a ride when police shut down three CTA ‘L’ lines during the Tuesday morning rush.
At risk is $86.8 million in federal funding for SNAP clients across Illinois – not just Cook County.
The Chicago mayor says test scores, graduation rates and college attendance are all improving in city schools, regardless of what the governor says.
If you’re in the market for a dog, you might consider taking in a retiring racing dog. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
The hotel register is an anachronism. American Hotel Register is anything but.
The attempted break-in occurred at about 10:15 a.m. June 15. The three girls – 9- and 11-year-old sisters and the elder girl’s best friend — ran to the bathroom and locked the door when they heard breaking glass.
One day after a visit from Gov. Bruce Rauner, repairs and cleanup begin at the flood-ravaged Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park.
The floodwaters reached places they had never been, and the Lake County Health Department warns mosquitoes won’t be far behind.
A giant crater opened up Thursday morning on Gages Lake Road near Lonard Drive.