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.
A popular scam has been taken to a new level in north suburban Wilmette.
West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.
Three Chicago-area men whose prison sentences in unrelated cases were commuted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the hours before he left office have been released on parole.
A crowd heavily stacked in favor of a South Side site for the Obama Presidential Library has filled the auditorium at a Hyde Park High School, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Sixteen women united by a dislike of the Emanuel administration, and who want to become Chicago aldermen, told an enthusiastic crowd on the UIC campus Saturday how they’d remake City Hall, if elected.
Although Pat Quinn’s public duties as Illinois governor are now finished, the next couple of days until Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office promise to be busy ones.
Quinn Signs Special Election, Voter Registration Bills Into Law In Final Public Appearance As Governor
In his last public appearance before leaving office, Governor Quinn has signed two bills that drew the opposition of legislative Republicans and Governor-elect Rauner. WBBM’s Bob Roberts attended the signing ceremony.
The shattered south wall of the Morton Salt facility at 1301 N. Elston Av., and the giant mountain of salt that surged Tuesday through the breach, have become somewhat of a tourist attraction.
Police are questioning one person and seeking the second following a brief chase on the South Side in which an officer was injured.
The people who operate the animal rescue Wags to Wishes in the Joliet say they started getting threats after taking in a litter of puppies, reports WBBM’S Bob Roberts.
The cleanup of that massive salt spill and wall collapse at Morton Salt’s storage facility just off the Kennedy Expressway will not be a quick one, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
A partial wall collapse at the Morton Salt building on the North Side spilled mounds of salt onto cars at a dealership next door Tuesday afternoon.
Dogs rescued by a Joliet no-kill animal rescue group could be evicted in a matter of days, but the shelter and its supporters are fighting back.
Officer Brittney Jackson’s complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn’t “give the men on the force a chance,” and claimed another told her, “You need to stop this ‘I’m gay’ mess.”
An Evergreen Park fast-food restaurant is lending a helping hand to a family whose home exploded in Morgan Park Dec. 2.
The Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district’s next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Metra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The CTA is in a holiday mood. It’s giving away buses.
Nearly 17,000 men and women who want to be Chicago firefighters took the department’s first exam since 2006 on Saturday and another 8500 are expected to do so on Sunday.
More than 130 Chicago-area residents have agreed to undergo tests to see if they can provide a life-saving kidney transplant to a Grand Rapids, Mich., father of six.