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.
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.
For six weeks, CTA will test a mid-evening Purple Line Express train.
Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Friends and family members of a murdered Bronzeville man handed out more than 1,200 flyers Saturday in the neighborhood in which he was murdered.
The virus was found in Southern Illinois, but it’s only a matter of time before it shows up in the Chicago area, health officials say.
ComEd rates are about to drop again, and the Citizens Utility Board is warning you to think twice and do your homework before going with an alternative supplier.
An off-duty Evanston police officer found himself in the right place at the right time to save a life, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Travel to and from Skokie by CTA won’t be Swift for a while, after an embankment crumbled, falling away completely from the tracks. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) said Tuesday that it will take “several weeks to complete this (repair) work properly.”
A number of personalized pavers from Wrigley Field have been found in a landfill near Pontiac, Illinois, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader.
Fundraiser Has Raised More Than $3,000 To Help Family And Friends Pay Travel, Funeral Expenses Of Aurora Marine Who Died In Nepal
A fundraising drive that has raised more than $3,000 toward funeral and travel expenses for the family and friends of a west suburban Marine killed in Nepal continues.
CTA spokesperson Tammy Chase said the area’s transit agencies are going to bring in between 20 and 30 experienced beta testers from the Smart Chicago Collaborative’s Civic User Testing Group to iron out those problems that exist.
Enthusiast Christopher Morrison spotted the agenda item and told the board a response so simplistic could do more harm than good, prompting some to fly drones over residential neighborhoods, through back yards or in other places that could be deemed inappropriate.
Outgoing CTA President Forrest Claypool evaded the question when asked by WBBM Wednesday if the agency is considering fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA chief financial officer Ron DeNard said the agency will be able to erase $21 million in subsidies for reduced fares without resorting to such measures.
A fire truck on its way back from a call on the city’s far southeast side Tuesday night became stuck in a sinkhole.