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 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.
Police arrested four men after officials found Ashley Mastel dead of a fentanyl-laced heroin overdose in her Sugar Grove Township home.
The U.S. senator writes that the thefts “jeopardize the safety and well-being of Chicago residents.”
Dick Durbin said the president’s executive order amounts to a Muslim ban and sets a poor example for the world.
The high bid of $2,075 fell well short of the reserve price for the remnants of the cars-on-a-spike sculpture.
Freedom lasted a matter of moments for a South Side man who beat a murder charge and was released on bond from the Cook County Jail — only to be gunned down less than a mile away.
The support group is for victims’ families, whether the person was murdered, hit by a car, died of a drug overdose or through other means.
The city of Chicago marked its 180th birthday on Saturday!
Cardinal Blase Cupich is telling priests of the Archdiocese to not allow federal agents onto church property without a warrant.
Sheriff Bill Prim wants to be clear: His department does not inform people of warrants over the phone or collect fines that way.
In a letter to principals released Tuesday evening, Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson wrote, “To be very clear, CPS does not provide assistance in the enforcement of civil immigration law.”
Five years ago this month, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by a community watch volunteer. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
The unusually mild weather has finished off the outdoor hobby earlier than ever. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
The jail can’t chain guards to their posts, but one official says the sheriff’s office is taking several steps to try to ease the manpower shortage.
The encounter inspired the officers to start a clothing drive at their West Side police station.
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.