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.
People across the country stopped at 3 p.m. Chicago time to mark Flag Day by singing the national anthem.
In a month, the people of Sioux City, Ia., will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crash of a crippled, Chicago-bound United Airlines DC-10 that was forced to make an emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport.
Twenty years ago Thursday, actor and former football star O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside of her townhouse in Los Angeles. What ensued was thought by many to be the trial of the century or, at the very least, the decade.
Police are warning about a series of armed robberies occurring across the street, and down the block, from the front entrance to the Museum of Science and Industry.
Until the 5000 series began delivery, CTA had the oldest rapid transit fleet in the nation. It hopes to reduce the average age to less than 10 years by 2022.
A distinctive train from the past will be running for a second consecutive day in the Chicago area Wednesday, in a drive to make motorists and pedestrians more aware around railroad tracks and crossings.
A Pilsen woman and her daughter are hoping to be reunited with their husband and father, a Mexican citizen, for Father’s Day.
An unusual estate sale took place Saturday in the South Side Pullman neighborhood. Items once belonging to the owner of the legendary folk bar “The Earl of Old Town” were put up for sale.
Police, Cook County Crime Stoppers and members of two murder victims’ families went door-to-door in the south side Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood looking for clues, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The family of a man shot to death Memorial Day weekend by Chicago Police has filed a suit alleging wrongful death and the use of excessive force, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Sunday is the day that the law legalizing same-sex marriage takes full effect in Illinois.
The Chicago Blackhawks face elimination when they take the ice for Game 5 of their Western Conference Final against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night at the United Center. If you want to see it in person, you may be able to go for a fraction of the ticket’s face value.
A man wanted by the U.S. Marshals crashed his vehicle and killed a man after refusing to pull over in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon, police said.
A Chicago Public Schools parents’ group staged a protest Saturday that looked a lot more like a picnic.
The pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.
The Regional Transportation Authority may not even be around in a few months, yet it has just signed a 38-month, $5 million advertising contract targeting markets that have eluded the area’s transit agencies.
It’s true. Someone slipped up, and a photo depicting aviator Charles Lindbergh visiting a 1927 Chicago White Sox game at the old Comiskey Park ended up in the Cubs’ centennial mural on the walls of Wrigley Field.
Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.
A former coach at Vernon Hills High School has been arrested at another north suburban high school and charged with indecent solicitation.
Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.