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.
Fifty people marched against police violence in suburban North Chicago, then staged a rally at the steps of community City Hall.
After weeks of speculation, the oldest freighter on the Great Lakes — and one with a special place in Chicago history — is unloading its last load of cement, before steaming to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to be transformed into a barge.
Attorney Matthew Willens said law school still attracts many of the brightest minds, but the jobs simply don’t exist.
A number of gay and lesbian couples popped the question within hours of the time the legislature acted.
Parents, students and community volunteers who oppose conversion of Logan Square’s Ames Middle School into a military academy canvassed the neighborhood surrounding the school Saturday.
It’s November 2nd, and Day of the Dead celebrations are taking place in a number of Chicago neighborhoods. But Macy’s has opened its holiday windows on State Street, and lit its Christmas tree in a noontime ceremony in its 7th floor Walnut Room.
The St. Marys Challenger, better known to Chicagoans of the Baby Boomer generation as the Medusa Challenger, arrived shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, loaded with powdered cement loaded in Charlevoix, Mich.
Gay rights activists seeking the right to marry staged a protest and rally outside of a north side office of state representative Greg Harris. WBBM’s Bob Roberts was there.
Hundreds of people filled a church in Harvey for the funeral of former Simeon High School all-state receiver Demarius Reed, who was gunned down last week in a robbery at Eastern Michigan University.
(CBS) — Near South Side Ald. Pat Dowell said Thursday that she has been inundated since proposing an annual $25 licensing fee for bicycles. Dowell said she did not realize she would be “stepping into [...]
Ask any Chicago-bred baby boomer to name a freighter that traversed the Chicago River in the past 50 years, and you will probably be told, “the Medusa Challenger.”
A South Side Chicago alderman is proposing a $25 annual licensing fee on bicycles, coupled with a safety course.
The agreement kept intact the historic division of the supposedly discretionary funds: 98 percent to the CTA, 2 percent to Pace, while essentially forgiving a $56 million loan to the CTA that CTA has characterized as a grant and offering Metra $2 million for capital projects.
More than 60 northwest side and northwest suburban residents are mounting a search for a woman who went missing last week for the second time since August.
The deal on Capitol Hill that avoids default and reopens the federal government is a relief to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, but he said the state was ready if default occurred.
Hundreds of community activists gathered Tuesday evening at the UIC Forum to discuss ways to create jobs, provide better schools, change the state’s tax structure and redirect budget priorities.
A week from Monday, the CTA Red Line is expected to reopen between Roosevelt Road and the 95th Street terminal.
About 1,000 people marched through Chicago this afternoon then held a rally at Daley Plaza for immigration rights.
Governor Quinn has awarded Illinois’ first Coastal Management grants in years.
Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles said his investigation determined that a paramedic did not do her job the night she responded to a call about an 81-year-old woman who choked on food at a family party.