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.
A trucker on the Borman Expressway in Gary, Ind. lost one of his trailers but didn’t realize it for more than seven miles.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the sentences send the message to the gangs that there are consequences for their actions.
Some riders reportedly paid as much as $110 for a ride when police shut down three CTA ‘L’ lines during the Tuesday morning rush.
At risk is $86.8 million in federal funding for SNAP clients across Illinois – not just Cook County.
The Chicago mayor says test scores, graduation rates and college attendance are all improving in city schools, regardless of what the governor says.
If you’re in the market for a dog, you might consider taking in a retiring racing dog. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
The hotel register is an anachronism. American Hotel Register is anything but.
The attempted break-in occurred at about 10:15 a.m. June 15. The three girls – 9- and 11-year-old sisters and the elder girl’s best friend — ran to the bathroom and locked the door when they heard breaking glass.
One day after a visit from Gov. Bruce Rauner, repairs and cleanup begin at the flood-ravaged Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park.
The floodwaters reached places they had never been, and the Lake County Health Department warns mosquitoes won’t be far behind.
A giant crater opened up Thursday morning on Gages Lake Road near Lonard Drive.
Police in west suburban Naperville hope to ease the transition for new college students.
Police and prosecutors are still trying to determine whether to charge the woman who sprinkled a white, powdery substance in the state Capitol.
It’s a possible result of a further delay in collecting Cook County’s controversial new tax on sweetened beverages. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.
Black Lives Matter organizer Kofi Amedola said the nation will be watching Chicago when Officer Jason Van Dyke is tried for murder.
A developer’s decision to paint over murals on the outer walls of the former Casa Aztlan community center struck a nerve with many in Pilsen
Prosecutors will not take new cases against those who lost their licenses for failing to pay tolls, parking tickets or child support.
WBBM’s Bob Roberts talks with a former federal prosecutor and a former FBI agent.
Firefighters were unable to enter the home at first because of the fire’s sheer intensity.
The oldest portion of the Green Line opened June 6th, 1892, between Congress Parkway and 39th Street.