Cisco Cotto

Cisco CottoCisco 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.

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Joakim Noah Promoting “Rock Your Drop” Campaign To Stop Violence

Joakim Noah talked with young basketball players at the Major Adams Community Committee Center on the West Side while handing out drop pendants.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2015

Explosion Of Boats On Chicago River Has Tour Operator Stressing Safety

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.


Couple Claims They Ordered Hamburger, Got Dirty Rag In A Wrapper Instead

A Chicago-area couple is not loving the food they say they received from a McDonald’s drive-through.


Lake County Fair Keeping Quirky Banana Derby, Where Monkeys Ride On Backs Of Dogs

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.


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Returning Combat Vets Will Get First License Plate Renewal For Free Under New Law

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.


Wife’s Ashes Returned To Elgin Man After Burglary

Roger Stettner’s wife’s ashes were stolen in a June 6 burglary at his home.


Remains Found In Indiana Quarry Could Be Thousands Of Years Old

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.


Homeowners Near O’Hare Meet With City Officials On Jet Noise

Some around O’Hare resident got a chance Monday to vent their frustrations about noise to city officials.


Anonymous Donor Picks Up Grocery Bill For Bolingbrook Firefighters

Firefighters are used to being thanked, but a suburban firehouse is offering gratitude to an anonymous good neighbor.


Wilmette Strip Mall Booting Cars Of People Going To Dairy Queen Next Door

Tension between two north suburban businesses is giving new meaning to the term “ice-cream headache.”


Oak Park Restaurant Helps Customers Help The Homeless

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.


Coworking Space For Non-Profits Focused On Literacy Opens In West Loop

Organizations working to increase literacy in Chicago now have a new place to meet and work, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.


Clarendon Hills Approves Installing Beehives Behind Police Station

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.


Lisa Madigan Targets Alleged Student Loan Debt Relief Scammers

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.


NIU Using “Game Of Thrones” To Teach About Media And History

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.


Mayor Emanuel Taking Advantage Of Controversial Religious Freedom Law To Lure Jobs From Indiana

Republican and Democratic leaders in Indiana had press conferences Monday concerning the state’s new religious freedom law, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.


Mentally Ill Jail Inmate Crawls Into Ceiling Vent

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.


Family Sues Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman And Dog In Naperville

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.


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Police: Man Robbed After Believing He Was Going On Blind Date In Aurora

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.


Recalls Of Children’s Products Declining, But Safety Advocates Warn Parents To Be Vigilant

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.



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