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.
Both were stabilized at the scene and sent to nearby hospitals.
Anthony Moore and other gang members drove by the home of Arshell Dennis III and mistook him for a member of a rival gang, prosecutors say.
Among the Illinois politicians showing up for the event: Gov. Bruce Rauner and a Democrat who hopes to unseat him, J.B. Pritzker.
The destruction occurred at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 4949 W. Patterson Ave., in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
George Sheldon, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, addressed the Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
The no-kill shelter hopes to find new homes for 100 cats and dogs during their special two-day adoption marathon.
The state of Illinois lacks an infrastructure plan. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Callie, rescued by a Chicago police officer, isn’t ready for adoption yet, but the pooch’s rehabilitation is going well. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Protesters hoisted signs that read, “Hey, comrade, show us your taxes,” “Prove you’re not Putin’s puppet,” and “Don the Con.”
Nearly seven months have passed since a 15-year-old high school freshman was stuffed into a garbage can and set on fire, killing him.
Two thieves are rear-ending motorists, distracting the driver while pretending to exchange information and then driving off with their vehicle. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
They demonstrated Tuesday night over the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight.
Officials at Chicago’s Northeastern Illinois University say the class cancellations will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday and on May 1.
Kane County is one of two election authorities in Illinois to be completely computerized.
“Jurassic World: The Exhibition” is coming to Chicago’s lakefront. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Three of the four weapons were 9mm pistols and were loaded. The number of guns found at checkpoints continues to rise nationwide.
There was a time when most of the North Shore was dry, no liquor sales. Kenilworth has been one of the last bastions — until now.
The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday honored 4-year-old Aria Koval with an honorary commendation.
A couple shuts down their Chicago music store, and blame people who allegedly harassed and threatened them because they back President Trump.
District 97 board members said music, art, and theater programs may go away in the third year of cuts if an April tax referenda is defeated.