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 cool weather in the past week has some people thinking about fall — and Halloween costumes.
The male suspect appeared two evenings last week in the park next to the Holmes School, at 160th Street and Carse Avenue.
The Chicago Department of Transportation is putting an indefinite hold on plans to rebuild Oak Park Avenue on the Northwest Side because city crews have discovered bodies buried beneath the pavement.
The beautiful, six-foot-tall rainforest flower that packs a terrible smell is inching closer to blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe. But botanists say it’s not quite ready for its moment of late night glory.
Motorists on I-55 can be excused if they did a double-take Saturday. That WAS Gov. Bruce Rauner, escorted by eight Harley-riding state troopers and hundreds of other motorcyclists, riding south to Springfield as part of a charity fundraiser.
The controversy over videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses drew hundreds of people to a protest outside of the group’s Aurora clinic this morning.
One problem with that: There is no state budget. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he is deluged with requests for tickets to see Pope Francis when the pontiff addresses Congress next month.
What’s left of an old Loop ‘L’ station is being sold off piece by piece in what some may say is an odd partnership.
Bryant Brewer claims he shot the officer in self-defense, but brewer took the stand last week and testified that he was proud of being a cop killer.
Summer vacation is almost over for high school students in north suburban Mundelein, where the first day of classes is Aug. 11, two or more weeks before most districts.
A six-year-old boy died and 10 other people were hurt Tuesday when a bus from a Gary church en route to a national youth convention in Dayton, Ohio., hit a tree, flipped over and caught fire.
Days after a man crashed his car and died during a drag race on Lower Wacker Drive, changes are being made to try to make it impossible.
Northwestern University is parking its Ryan Field shuttle buses and will let CTA do the job, beginning this fall.
15-year-old girl from the northwest side Avondale neighborhood owes thanks to a teenaged male friend who saved her from a would-be abductor.
Nearly 200 West Side dogs received free health care and more during a three-hour clinic in the parking lot of the Austin district police station on West Madison Street.
Many of those who marched are state employees, including DCFS worker Stephen Mittons, who said the neediest and most vulnerable are being put in the middle.
Time is running out on the experimental CTA mid-evening Purple Express train, which faces an uncertain future.
Most of the work will be done overnights and on weekends, which should minimize the inconvenience to the 13,000 riders who use the Evanston Express each weekday.
Warrenville Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a home at 29W571 Albright late Wednesday afternoon by the wife of a 78-year-old man who slid head first into his septic tank while working on the tank’s pump.