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.
About 100 people participated in a brief vigil in Millennium Park for those killed and injured in last week’s attacks in Brussels.
A small band of activists who worked to defeat the re-election bid of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez celebrated Wednesday on the steps to the Criminal Courts complex, at 2600 S. California Ave.
If you don’t normally vote in the primary but feel an urge to do so Tuesday, you’re not alone. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says records could be set.
There was a time when any viable Democratic candidate for president wants the endorsement of Chicago’s mayor. Not Bernie Sanders.
The Chicago Teachers Union says it wants to “shut the city down” April 1 as it presses its demands for a balanced state budget and higher taxes on wealthy Illinoisans, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The CTA’s board Wednesday approved the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, giving the contract to a Chinese rail manufacturer that has promised to build a final assembly plant on the city’s Far South Side.
It hasn’t been long since the CTA operated the oldest fleet of rapid transit cars in the country. The CTA’s board Wednesday is expected to take steps that will make it the newest.
Doctors have stabilized a 17-year-old girl who fell 25 feet in Kane County’s Raceway Woods Forest Preserve, near Carpentersvillle.
The city of Chicago Community Development Commission has given its stamp of approval to a city takeover of the old Main Post Office.
Neighbors living near Wrigley Field are upset with the Cubs and the team’s apparent decision to cut down the trees lining their street.
Teens from 44 Chicago-area high schools competed Saturday at Soldier Field, but not in an athletic event. Instead, it was a test of teamwork and financial literacy.
Prosecutors at the sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Reginald Potts put more witnesses on the stand Thursday, depicting Potts as a violent con man who abused and took advantage of women and business partners on a routine basis.
The younger brother of murder victim Nailah Franklin took the witness stand Wednesday in the third day of the sentencing hearing for convicted killer Reginald Potts.
Chicago’s Schools CEO said Tuesday night’s decision by the Illinois State Charter School Commission to overturn the board’s decision to close three poorly-performing charter schools will relegate students at the schools to second-class status.
Hundreds of baseball fans packed Harry Caray’s River North steakhouse to offer a 102nd birthday toast to the late Hall of Fame broadcaster.
Students, educators, and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus hosted a rally at Chicago State University demanding that Governor Bruce Rauner release funding to the state university system and grants for students, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The search continues for a third day in the apparent drowning of an East Aurora High School student, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
When state Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago) met Thursday night for a 90-minute debate with 5th District Democratic primary challenger Juliana Stratton, virtually every topic circled back eventually to Dunkin’s estrangement from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
This is the final weekend of this year’s Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, and possibly your only chance to see the new $400,000 Ford, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
A year ago, a backhoe had to work for hours to cut through an 18-inch ice sheet to provide a place for participants to plunge. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.