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 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.
The archbishop urged Chicagoans to recycle and avoid the use of plastics and to refrain from wasting food.
Archbishop Blase Cupich is doing so in his Stanley Cup bet with Tampa’s Catholic Archbishop.
As things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency’s board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.
T-shirts celebrating the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup in six years are selling as fast as store shelves can be stocked.
Hundreds of people are at St. Sabina’s Block Party on the 7800 block of South Throop for a good time and the chance to get a photo taken with filmmaker Spike Lee, who’s underwriting the festivities.
Michael Smith says seeing his then-19-year-old son Michael Spann-Smith paraded as a hunting trophy is an outrage.
Putting a stop to Chicago’s never-ending cycle of violence and bloodshed is the goal of a gun violence summit today hosted by UIC’s School of Public Health.
Whether you’re redhead by birth or from a box, there’s a festival celebrating all things and people ginger this weekend in Highwood.
“The Food Scorecard, Local and Global” was the theme for World Environment Day at Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe.
The investigation continues into Tuesday’s CTA bus crash on Michigan Avenue downtown.