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.
Hundreds of people packed Daley Plaza for the 101st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday.
Woodlawn’s “rooftop pastor” is distributing 3,500 turkeys and the trimmings Sunday to needy Chicagoans, one month after thieves broke into his church and stole $8,000 from the collection box.
In what may be the defining moment of his second term, President Obama signed an executive order allowing millions of illegal immigrants to temporarily stay in the United States.
One woman was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting on the South Side Wednesday.
At least four people are in critical condition after being exposed to dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in a residence in the Roseland neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Northwestern University’s annual Colorado ski trip has sold out for the first time. But as WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports live, those who hope to use it as an excuse to “get high” legally are getting a warning.
The Cook County Board agreed Wednesday to pay up and settle hundred of traffic tickets, some of which are 25 years old.
Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.
Blase Cupich becomes only the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He said his predecessors have been “wonderful people for many generations.”
While Mayor Emanuel “looked mayoral” and hosted a news conference on winter preparedness Saturday, one of his challengers was talking about crime, spending priorities and education in the South Shore neighborhood.
The snow in the forecast is minimal, but Mayor Emanuel wants Chicagoans to know that the city is prepared for winter.
Prosecutors are pressing a laundry list of charges against a West Humboldt Park man in the Thursday shootings in the parking lot of the Harlem-Irving Plaza shopping mall, in Norridge.
A fifth teen surrendered to police Tuesday in connection with the recent sexting and cyber-bullying incident at Warren Township High School, in Gurnee.
Schaumburg police are investigating a complaint that a dog became sick after eating tainted treats found in the owner’s backyard.
Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team has made the obligatory champions’ visit to the White House.
Those who expected long lines of angry riders to pound on podiums and demand that the 10.8 percent fare increase and yearly fare hikes for 10 years be dropped were wrong. It didn’t happen, at least during the hearing at Mundelein village hall, one of four that occurred Wednesday.
Metra riders appear to be shrugging off the unprecedented series of fare hikes the commuter rail agency unveiled last month.
One of the most hotly-contested Congressional races in the country has been in the 10th District of Illinois, which encompasses most of Lake County, and part of northern Cook County.
Evanston’s Stone Porch by the Lake is a luxury bed-and-breakfast experience that’s been Made in Chicago. It’s the North Shore’s only lakefront bed and breakfast south of Lake Forest.
The CTA is marking another milestone in the modernization of its rapid transit fleet.