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 North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s David Zazra says it’s not your imagination: the influx is worse than usual.
Police Tuesday staged a show of force and cooperation on the city’s northern border.
More than four month after fire ravaged the historic Woman’s Club of Wilmette, work began Tuesday to repair it.
As the nation celebrates its independence, the Chosen Few DJs are again hosting the Chosen Few Picnic Weekend, a house music festival celebrating Chicago’s homegrown dance genre, through Sunday.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.
Two hundred people rallied near Chicago police headquarters, demanding an end to the violence on East 35th Street.
A convicted felon has been charged in a 2013 cold-case murder.
The North Evanston 4th of July parade is Saturday but if you want a good seat to see it, you may already be too late.
The Chicago Teachers Union was quick to respond to Mayor Emanuel, and to challenge the mayor’s assertions about the budget.
Bowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday — and the last is on borrowed time.
The Chicago Board of Education made its pension payment on schedule Tuesday, but at a cost — massive layoffs.
Residents on a street in the West Side Austin neighborhood marked the third anniversary of a seven-year-old girl’s murder with prayers, balloons and a playhouse.
If you’re ticketed on an Amtrak train to or from downstate points over the July 4 weekend, don’t worry — your train will be running, despite the state’s fiscal crisis and impending funding cuts.
The nation’s highest court could rule as early as Friday on the legality of same-sex marriage bans.
Chicago police say they’ve broken up a massive heroin ring on the city’s West Side.
Chicago police have taken two people into custody in a deadly drive-by shooting that happened just a block from police headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
One of Monday night’s tornadoes narrowly missed Exelon Nuclear’s Braidwood plant. But the utility insists no one was endangered.
Never before has the Stanley Cup been to southwest suburban Lemont, but that’s expected to change soon.
Outrage is being voiced over the Charleston shootings at this weekend’s annual Rainbow/PUSH convention on the South Side.
The church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.