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.
Two of the six schools slated to be closed in June by the Chicago Archdiocese have been given a new lease on life.
A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.
Police from several agencies participated in the search Thursday for the missing man, Harvey Caplin, which was concentrated between Lake-Cook and Dundee Roads in Glencoe.
The report says Metra’s police force has been slow to transition from one that protects property to one that prevents crime and guards against terrorists.
Members of Metra’s board are expected to have some blunt questions Friday for a top-level official from the railroad that operates three of its commuter lines about its performance in the storms and bitter cold since the first of the year.
Parking is no longer free for motorists with handicaps and disabilities in Illinois, unless they display a new yellow and gray placard in their windshield.
Metra has begun a self-examination of its performance in this month’s snow and bitter cold, even as the Regional Transportation Authority orders its own review.
This will be another crowded day on many rush-hour Metra trains, and it appears that riders will have to endure shorter, and in many cases more crowded, trains at least through Friday.
Metra’s top executive is apologizing for a series of problems that have befallen the commuter rail system over the past two weeks; Not the least of which is the way it has communicated with riders.
Metra anticipates normal rush hours Friday, while service on Amtrak to Detroit, St. Louis, Quincy and Carbondale remains on a reduced schedule. However, neither will rule out delays blamed on switching problems.
he library in northwest suburban Huntley will be closed Thursday and its programs cancelled for a fourth consecutive day, as workers try to repair the damage caused when two frozen water pipes burst.
Icy weather conditions led to some “showers” inside the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building Tuesday evening.
The minimum wage will be the subject of a referendum question on the March 18 primary ballot in more than 100 Chicago precincts.
The search for flights has been eclipsed by the search for lost baggage at Midway Airport where Southwest Airlines is still trying to recover from days of delays and cancellations.
Activists and victims’ families observed the one-year anniversary of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Saturday by meeting in the Back of the Yards park in which 13 people were shot in an assault rifle attack.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts spoke with one such mother, Antoinette Currin, a mother of eight who had no place else to turn.
Jah’Niya White’s mother and father say the child’s maternal grandfather has told them at least half a dozen different stories about how the girl sustained her fatal injuries.
The Wilmette village board is expected Tuesday night to set up an ad-hoc committee to study ways to continue providing rental, mortgage and property tax assistance to low-income residents of the North Shore suburb.
The Chicago Firefighters Union’s 15th annual toy parade wound its way from the South Side to the West Loop late Saturday morning.
ComEd Friday dispatched 50 linemen and support personnel, and several dozen trucks, 650 miles south of Chicago to help the local utility cope with an ice storm that is expected to coat the Little Rock, Ark., area with as much as an inch of ice.