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 Police have arrested four men and seek at least four others in connection with a bold smash-and-grab ring that drove stolen vehicles through store doors and windows.
Accusations by a British newspaper of brutality at a West Side Chicago police facility prompted about 75 to protest and demand its closure, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.
Police are blaming the road conditions for an accident Wednesday evening that killed a 19-year-old Woodstock woman who drove into a Metra train.
The trucker standing trial for the fiery I-88 accident 13 months ago that left a Tollway worker dead and a state trooper critically injured will not take the witness stand.
Parents Want Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused Of Smashing Car Windows In LaGrange School Parking Lot
Residents of the LaGrange Highlands area of unincorporated southwest Cook County will get a dedicated sheriff’s police squad car while prosecutors try to determine if felony charges can be brought against a man who smashed the windows in 13 cars with a black metal pipe.
There are cars that are new, different and one-of-a-kind at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. And then there is one that is just plain weird, and the kids love it.
The Council of American-Islamic Relations called for a federal hate-crime investigation.
You might be surprised to learn who will be attending the Chicago Auto Show, which opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 22. If you’re thinking men and boys, and grease monkeys with tool chests, Auto Show CEO Dave Sloan says last year’s research says otherwise.
Two years after she was slain in the Kenwood neighborhood, the Chicago Park District board has voted to name a Bronzeville park in memory of honor student Hadiya Pendleton.
The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.
CTA spokesman Brian Steele said a car passed the bus and tried to make a right turn as the bus pulled away from the curb. Steele said there was minor damage to both vehicles.
Just in time for next weekend’s Chicago Auto Show, the CTA is opening its new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.
A Schiller Park mother will spend the weekend in federal custody, following her arrest on charges of providing material support to ISIS. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that the woman appeared briefly before a federal magistrate.
The Chicago Park District said Tuesday that its decision is final, and said it will not reverse the newly-imposed ban on dogs in Maggie Daley Park. But its Grant Park Advisory council heard from both sides during a meeting Tuesday night in the park’s fieldhouse.
Chicago Police detective have joined the investigation into the death of a Chicago woman found dead Sunday near New Buffalo, Mich.
A year ago, it seemed everyone who rode Metra was complaining about lousy service in the teeth of a bitterly cold and snowy winter. While there are still complaints this winter, they are far fewer than this time a year ago, when each day seemed to bring new emergencies.
A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.
An animal rescue group that seemed to be at death’s door has made a miraculous recovery, thanks to a holiday fundraising drive, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The CTA’s rail modernization plan has progressed to the point where it can say goodbye to another group of ‘L’ cars nearing their 40th birthday.