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 Plainfield North High School teacher who was murdered Tuesday by her husband, who then committed suicide, is being laid to rest following services this evening at Naperville’s Community Christian Church.
That’s a very big IF, WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
It’s finally official. The CTA has a Halloween treat for its long-suffering Yellow Line riders. Service on the Yellow Line returns to Skokie Oct. 30.
The CTA has some good news for riders — but it’s coupled to a big if.
The head of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan told Congress Tuesday that the bombing of a hospital in the town of Kunduz was a mistake. Several dozen activists picketed outside Stroger Cook County Hospital to say that’s not good enough.
Delays on Metra and Amtrak lines are growing, not to mention the freight hauled to and through the Chicago area by rail. A blue ribbon panel commissioned by Amtrak believes it has the answers — but they won’t come cheap.
A South Side neighborhood turned out to remember a beloved mail carrier, murdered outside his home on Sept. 20.
A local group of moms is joining forces with police to fight back against crime in the city.
Until then, the strike continues, WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports.
Howard Learner, president of Chicago’s Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O’Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation’s major railroads are doing.
WBBM’s Bob Roberts talks with Triton College students, and security expert Ross Rice about the ramifications for the Chicago area.
Last-ditch contract negotiations resumed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday between the McHenry High School District 156 administration and teachers who are threatening to strike Thursday morning if no contract agreement can be reached.
Police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a homicide near Grayslake Tuesday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.
There’s a big stink at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and it’s all about Alice the corpse flower.
The south suburban Lincoln-Way school district board voted unanimously Thursday night to bring in an outside auditor who will get down to the nitty-gritty, in an attempt to determine if any fraud or questionable spending plunged it into financial trouble.
The two sides will be back at the table only hours after rejecting a four-year proposal that the board characterized as its “best and final” offer.
Clark said he and his wife met Tuesday night with school administrators and the District 128 school board, and while Clark refused give details, he said the two sides have agreed to work together to provide better diversity education.
Without fanfare, Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law a bill that prevents community college boards from giving out the types of contracts and severance agreements that the College of DuPage gave its president Robert Breuder.
Testing is underway on the Ventra smartphone app. This time, the area’s transit agencies are trying to ensure that the bugs are worked out before its release.
For the sixth consecutive year, Gresham District Chicago police officers Saturday remembered murdered officer Thomas Wortham IV with activities for neighborhood children in Cole Park.