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.
Directors of the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers have removed the lodge’s president.
The defense in the murder trial of Orland Park businessman Allan Kustok spent the day Wednesday trying to discredit the prosecution’s star witness.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has threatened to seek to remove the state certification of teachers who refuse to administer next week’s Illinois Standards Achievement Test, after many teachers planned a boycott.
Cook County’s Sheriff is talking this afternoon about a lawsuit that claims guards at the county jail have created what’s being described as a sadistic culture behind bars.
A pregnant, convicted bank robber from Milwaukee is in trouble with the law again, this time for trying to carry a gun onto a plane at O’Hare. WBBM’s Bob Roberts was in court.
Metra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.
The next time a Metra train breaks down, it may be the boss who gives you a ride home. It has already happened and WBBM’s Bob Roberts has the exclusive story.
Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old McHenry boy with another act of vandalism at a Catholic Church in the far northwest suburb.
Icicles decorate the front of many a home in Chicago and the suburbs, thanks to the weather we’ve been having, but few are like those on the front of a home in north suburban Glenview.
The auto designers of tomorrow are cutting their teeth today on the planning and construction of the vehicle, which races in two domestic events and could race overseas.
Kia Executive Vice President Michael Sprague said the Soul EV is built to be more fun than its competitors from Chevy, Nissan and Fiat.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel cut the ribbon to open the 106th edition off the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. Emanuel said this is the largest Auto Show to take place in Chicago since [...]
CTA is a lot happier now with the Ventra farecard than it was even a month ago. But CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the final phase-out of old fare cards is at least two months off.
After making the threat, the student retreated to a washroom, where police found him.
A 300-year-old “priceless” Stradivarius violin was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster during an armed robbery after a performance at a local Lutheran college, police said Tuesday.
Two of the six schools slated to be closed in June by the Chicago Archdiocese have been given a new lease on life.
A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.
Police from several agencies participated in the search Thursday for the missing man, Harvey Caplin, which was concentrated between Lake-Cook and Dundee Roads in Glencoe.
The report says Metra’s police force has been slow to transition from one that protects property to one that prevents crime and guards against terrorists.
Members of Metra’s board are expected to have some blunt questions Friday for a top-level official from the railroad that operates three of its commuter lines about its performance in the storms and bitter cold since the first of the year.