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 car will sit in the middle of a shallow pool, gazebo-like, at a Logan Square apartment building called, appropriately enough, “L.”
Will the Cubs be ready Monday? There’s a lot of clutter outside the Friendly Confines, WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Researchers also warn that urban density is no protection, so, Chicago could still be hit. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Many churches bless animals. But this Sunday, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in southwest suburban Homer Glen will host a blessing for a different type of “hog.”
The Chicago Botanic Garden is urging gardeners to hold off on planting pansies and other early-spring annuals until at least next week.
It’s not your imagination. There are a lot of bugs out and about, even though Mother Nature cannot decide if spring is here to stay.
You don’t hear much about the ‘L’ station that sits abandoned, underground downtown, that was supposed to provide a terminal for express trains to and from O’Hare. But a prominent politician says she believes the idea still has promise.
Proponents of expanded Amtrak service in Illinois are meeting today in Chicago and despite the state’s budget woes, they’re talking expansion.
Security cameras are standard equipment aboard CTA trains and buses. Now, Metra is taking a first step to equip its fleet.
About 100 people participated in a brief vigil in Millennium Park for those killed and injured in last week’s attacks in Brussels.
A small band of activists who worked to defeat the re-election bid of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez celebrated Wednesday on the steps to the Criminal Courts complex, at 2600 S. California Ave.
If you don’t normally vote in the primary but feel an urge to do so Tuesday, you’re not alone. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says records could be set.
There was a time when any viable Democratic candidate for president wants the endorsement of Chicago’s mayor. Not Bernie Sanders.
The Chicago Teachers Union says it wants to “shut the city down” April 1 as it presses its demands for a balanced state budget and higher taxes on wealthy Illinoisans, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The CTA’s board Wednesday approved the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, giving the contract to a Chinese rail manufacturer that has promised to build a final assembly plant on the city’s Far South Side.
It hasn’t been long since the CTA operated the oldest fleet of rapid transit cars in the country. The CTA’s board Wednesday is expected to take steps that will make it the newest.
Doctors have stabilized a 17-year-old girl who fell 25 feet in Kane County’s Raceway Woods Forest Preserve, near Carpentersvillle.
The city of Chicago Community Development Commission has given its stamp of approval to a city takeover of the old Main Post Office.
Neighbors living near Wrigley Field are upset with the Cubs and the team’s apparent decision to cut down the trees lining their street.
Teens from 44 Chicago-area high schools competed Saturday at Soldier Field, but not in an athletic event. Instead, it was a test of teamwork and financial literacy.