David Roe

roe250 David RoeVeteran WBBM anchor David Roe has been with the station for over 20 years. In that time, he’s covered a wealth of stories, and brought you urgent information in times of crisis.

Prior to joining WBBM, David was a news anchor in Denver. Early in his career, he spent some time spinning records.

He lives in the Western Suburbs and has two teenage children.

His enthusiasms include motorcycling (short and long distances) and playing the piano, on which he still takes lessons.

CPS Drops Suit Against State

The suit accused the sate of using separate and unequal systems for funding for public education.


Two Elderly Chicago Women Die From West Nile

It may be rather late in the season, almost fall, but Illinois has it’s first two deaths of the summer season from West Nile virus.


Cook County Seal

Report: Tax, Fee Increases Under Consideration To Balance County Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apparently considering targeted tax and fee increases and cost cutting to close a $115 million deficit in next year’s county budget.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

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Report: Police Overtime Strategy To Fight Violence Could Cost City $14 Million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s plan to cut gang violence and homicides could cost the city up to $14 million in overtime this summer.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

U Of I Giving Raises To Faculty Members Despite Financial Woes

Despite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

West Chatham Wal-Mart Supercenter

Report: Wal-Mart Signs 20-Year Lease For New Bronzeville Development

Wal-Mart is making another foray into Chicago’s South Side – this time in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Says He Won’t Be Signing Latest Gambling Bill

Members of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Peoples Gas To Refund Customers Following Court Ruling

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $2.3 million refund for Peoples Gas customers.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

Free Rides On Mass Transit May End For Everyone

The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Impose Maximum Allowable Property Tax Hike

The Chicago Public School System has not yet released its budget for the coming school year, but property taxpayers are already going to pay more.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012


Grandmother Gets Probation In Accidental Death Of 5-Month-Old Boy

Cook County prosecutors say nobody cared about a baby who was left home alone and accidentally died of suffocation.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Scales Of Justice

McDonough Engineering Firm Sues IDOT After Overbilling Allegations

McDonough Associates Inc., an engineering firm that was banned from accepting any state contracts after it was accused of overcharges that cost taxpayers millions, has struck back.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Sen. Paul Simon

Downstate Museum Honoring Sen. Paul Simon To Close

A Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Darryel Gardner

Suspect In Cabbie’s Murder Backs Out Of Plea Deal

A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Scammers Swiping Cell Phones From Downtown Diners

A new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

Unemployed Workers In Illinois Among Thousands Losing Compensation Checks

More than 200,000 unemployed workers in Illinois and seven other states are losing their unemployment compensation checks this week.



Drunk Driver Calls Police, Gets Arrested

A driver from south suburban Lynwood ended up getting himself arrested by calling Illinois State Police and telling them he was drunk, lost and out of gasoline.


Red Line Train

Police Hope Internet Video Will Help Solve CTA Assault

Chicago Police are using video that has just recently surfaced on the Internet to try to solve an assault at a near north side CTA station.


Lake Shore Drive Construction Projects Begin Monday

The City of Chicago says construction will begin Monday on two Lake Shore Drive projects that will help avoid a repeat of what happened during last February’s blizzard.


Park District Holds Plant Sale To Raise Money For Garfield Park Conservatory

You can have the chance to buy some unusual plants very cheaply, and at the same time, help the Chicago Park District recover from the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory this past summer.



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