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.
Lawyers representing the four people accused of attacking a teen with mental disabilities said media coverage has led to death threats.
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking the president to commute his corruption sentence.
In the latest incident, a caller to Vernon Hills police claimed about 7 p.m. Thursday that he killed his mother with a gun.
Northwest suburban authorities are angry. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Chicago’s mayor says the murder of Javon Wilson should make people think.
RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard says President-Elect Donald Trump is a New York developer who knows the value of good transit. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
About 200 people gathered Saturday outside an Oak Lawn church to offer interfaith prayers and speak out against Islamophobia.
Four-hundred students and west suburbanites took part in a post-election unity rally Friday on the North Central College campus, in Naperville.
The most controversial issue at the moment in Cook County politics is not even something on which you can vote Tuesday.
Jaws dropped as fans and regular Friday commuters arrived at Union Station between 2:30 and 4 p.m., cascading like a sea of blue down the main staircase into the Great Hall with virtually no place to go.
The key to the case may be the car witnesses have seen. Police seek a silver Ford Mustang that has passenger side body damage.
Demetrius Griffin was murdered by a gunshot wound to the head and set on fire in an Austin alley last month. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
A federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction.
Several dozen students, teachers and union members picketed Tuesday at a fundraiser for the chair of the City Council’s Education Committee.
Chicago Gourmet, now in its ninth year, showcases the creations of gourmet chefs from Chicago, elsewhere in the United States, Mexico and Japan.
About 100 people staged a protest outside of Malcolm X College as Mayor Emanuel laid out his highly anticipated plan to curb gun violence in Chicago.
Kemper said Monday in a statement that it will “voluntarily” cross-reference its insurance policies with those on the federal government’s Death Master File list.
The family of a murdered National Guardsman passed out leaflets on Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, to hopes to receive a lead on the suspect.
The CTA has updated its list of things you can’t do aboard an ‘L’ train or bus. The transit agency is responding to years of complaints in some instances.
Nearly 200 enthusiastic Hillary Clinton-backers filled a River North union hall for a pep rally and strategy session with some of the state’s top women Democrats.