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.
About 60 people, representing a variety of causes, marched through the South Side Woodlawn and Englewood neighborhoods Saturday.
A cold but determined group of child care and home care workers staged a Valentine’s Day weekend protest Saturday outside of a Bank of America branch in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
The Chicago Auto Show begins its nine-day run today. WBBM’s Bob Roberts had an advance look and says if speed is what you need, you’ll find plenty of it.
The Leaders Network hopes to answer the recent spike in violence on Chicago’s West Side with a Bible in one hand and a basketball in the other.
CBS 2’s Bob Roberts reports from the Chicago Auto Show.
A runaway pet pig gone viral in far north suburban Ingleside is back home where she belongs.
The controversial plan to close most of Saint James Hospital’s Chicago Heights facility, and consolidate them at the hospital’s newer Olympia Fields campus was the subject of hearings Tuesday by state regulators.
Police continue to process evidence gathered inside the Gage Park bungalow where a family of six was murdered, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Tax filing season is here and once again, the city and a pair of non-profit groups are preparing returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers for free, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Amtrak riders in Illinois won’t have to worry about service being cut for at least a few more months.
Fewer than 100 people turned out for the first of four meetings of the Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability.
Residents of the Pilsen neighborhood whose homes are built on the former site of lead plants turned out Wednesday night for a community meeting on a possible Superfund cleanup.
A major bridge reconstruction projects gets underway downtown Monday night.
Immigration rights activists rallied in the Daley Plaza and marched through the Loop, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have revealed evidence there might be a ninth planet on the fringes of the solar system, and an Adler Planetarium astronomer has been busy for months designing a sky show based on those findings.
A bill has been filed in Springfield that would limit the ways police could use so-called Stingray cell phone technology, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
A school bus carrying students from a Beach Park elementary school was involved in an accident with two semi trucks Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesman with the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah said both women recently traveled to Central America, where a simple mosquito bite can transmit the Zika virus.
Navy Pier will shut down for two days next week. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says you can blame construction.
It’s one thing to repair a Chevy or a Ford, but where do you go to fix a DeLorean? DeLorean Midwest, in northwest suburban Crystal Lake, specializes in repairs to the classic stainless steel cars.