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.
Chicago Housing Authority residents filled the UIC Forum Saturday to get free winter coats for the children, flu shots, food and more.
The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.
Negotiators return to the table at 10 a.m. Monday in search of a breakthrough in the strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60. Classes remain cancelled.
A game app for Android smart phones has been created by kids, for kids, to combat bullying. And it’s coming to a school near you.
Negotiators will take the weekend off in the strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60, and Monday classes have been cancelled.
The Forest Park-based unit’s primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.
In a note e-mailed to parents, Lincoln Park High School Principal Michael Boraz wrote that the man exposed himself near the corner of Orchard and Willow Streets, while the girl walked to school Monday morning.
Senator Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis squared off in their only televised debate. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says there was one recurring theme.
For much of the day Tuesday, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 chief negotiator Tony Ficarelli said he believed that progress was being made in talks with the Lake County Federation of Teachers, but in the end it proved to be a mirage.
The FBI has put the bite on a Cook County Jail guard and a Chicago 911 supervisor and five others, for attempting to smuggle contraband into the jail, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Metra riders are used to carrying a ticket and tucking that paper under the metal tab in front of you. But CBS 2’s Ed Curran says a new app will soon let you buy a ticket for Metra on your phone and keep it there.
Classes are canceled Wednesday, for a 10th day in Waukegan District 60, even as negotiations resumed in an attempt to reach tentative agreement on a new contract.
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The mother and nephew of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan have been brought to Chicago by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who is advising them. And they’re speaking out.
Talks went so well Friday that the two sides issued a joint statement in which they said “the sides were able to reach tentative agreements on several significant issues.”
Chicago-area commuters have never seen anything like it. Metra has proposed fare increases averaging 10.8 percent, starting in February, with the guarantee of additional increases every year through 2024.
A strike by Waukegan teachers will continue for a sixth say as the school district confirms schools will be closed again on Thursday.
With two days to go until they open their season on the road in Dallas, the Blackhawks now have a store worthy of a two-time Stanley Cup champion at 333 North Michigan.
It was a “show and tell” day at the Field Museum Saturday. People brought their rocks, plants and bugs to show, so experts could tell them what they had.
Police in north suburban Wilmette arrested a man who crawled under a Metra train Friday to try to board it.