Cisco Cotto joined the WBBM Newsradio staff in September of 2014.
The Aurora native has spent his entire radio career in Illinois. It includes WBYS in Canton, WIUM in Macomb, and WMAQ, WLS, WIND, and WMBI in Chicago. He has received awards for his work from the Associated Press, Chicagoland AIR Awards, Radio and Television News Director’s Association, Chicago Headline Club, and the International Association of Firefighters.
He is a graduate of Aurora Christian High School, Western Illinois University and Moody Theological Seminary. He is married with three children and lives in Oak Park.
Joakim Noah talked with young basketball players at the Major Adams Community Committee Center on the West Side while handing out drop pendants.
With the growing popularity of kayaking and other boat rentals on the Chicago river, the water is getting more crowded, aand at least one tour operator said the need for safety education is that much more important.
A Chicago-area couple is not loving the food they say they received from a McDonald’s drive-through.
Despite pleas from Brookfield Zoo and members of the Lake County Board to do away with an event featuring monkeys riding dogs, the Lake County Fair plans to keep the popular Banana Derby race.
Men and women returning from the battlefield are about to get some help with their cars from the state of Illinois, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Roger Stettner’s wife’s ashes were stolen in a June 6 burglary at his home.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich tells the Northwest Indiana Times a head and torso were easily discernible. It could be the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the sheriff was quoted as saying.
Some around O’Hare resident got a chance Monday to vent their frustrations about noise to city officials.
Firefighters are used to being thanked, but a suburban firehouse is offering gratitude to an anonymous good neighbor.
Tension between two north suburban businesses is giving new meaning to the term “ice-cream headache.”
Diners can pay and extra $3 when paying their bill. When they do, a plastic token is placed in a ceramic jar on the counter. Then Monday through Wednesday, homeless people can come in to get free meals.
Organizations working to increase literacy in Chicago now have a new place to meet and work, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Bees are invading the area around a west suburban police station and officers say, that’s just the way they want it, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
The state of Illinois is trying to shut down companies that may be preying on people desperate to get rid of student loans, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Some might hear about a class on “Game of Thrones” and think it’s just a time to sit around talking about TV, but NIU professor Jeff Chown said students have to think.
Republican and Democratic leaders in Indiana had press conferences Monday concerning the state’s new religious freedom law, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Officials in the area where inmates are held right after being dropped off at the facility noticed a man climbing up in the ceiling Friday morning. Jail director Cara Smith said the man suffers serious mental illness, and this just highlighted some of the problems jail officers handle every day.
Emily Driscoll, 22, and her dog were crossing Rickert Drive at Brook Road in Naperville on Nov. 9, 2014, when 74-year-old Kenneth Holmberg — who was driving east on Rickert – allegedly ran the red light at Brook, and hit them in the crosswalk.
West suburban police say a man got more than he bargained for when he showed up for a blind date, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
There’s good news about the safety of children’s products, but experts say parents need to get more involved in safety efforts, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.