I was a fan of WBBM Newsradio 780 long before joining the staff as a reporter in January, 2006.
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, graduated from the University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign and earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
I worked at the Illinois Radio Network for a number of years, where I covered stories on pretty much any subject of interest to the entire state. That includes a trip to Cuba with a delegation from Illinois, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, and the beginning of Governor Ryan’s corruption trial.
I live on the north side of Chicago with my husband and son.
Two men were charged Sunday morning with the shooting death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge.
Chef Michael Garbin buys 75 percent of his produce from the farmer’s market in Federal Plaza for Union League Club of Chicago.
Three months after his death, neighbors honor Streetwise vendor Dave Urban at his former Roscoe Village post.
As the nation honors wounded and fallen military personnel for Purple Heart Day, several veterans sat down to retell their war stories so they can be recorded in the Library of Congress.
It’s an unusual place to get a trim, but dozens of barbers set up shop in a park in Englewood on Sunday.
The “Mom and Me Summer Camp” began 15 years ago at a downstate prison. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.
An Illinois congressman has proposed legislation to compensate north suburban Zion for it years of storage of nuclear waste at a long-shuttered power plant.
Cathy Breitenbach, director of cultural and natural resources at the Chicago Park District, said officials don’t want a repeat of Memorial Day.
No greasy pizza and tater tots there. High school students from the Southeast Side were in Washington, D.C., on Monday, are whipping up a healthy meal for a national culinary competition.
Two Franciscan nuns retired Sunday, after nearly 100 combined years serving at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
The Chicago Park District has won an international gardening competition, for its work on a project that has been shipped to Ireland.
Samuel Semere says he didn’t want the animal to be struck by a car. Animal control officials took the animal, which hopefully will be released into the wild.
As state lawmakers head into the home stretch of the spring session, Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging them to approve a budget, along with pro-business reforms he has been seeking.
The Chicago Spring Half Marathon lived up to its billing with warm and sunny weather for the run along the lakefront Sunday morning.
Grant Park was a sea of pink as thousands came out for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day.
Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.
A Chicago boy who inspired hundreds to send him birthday cards as he battled cancer has died, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Thousands of Chicago police officers gathered along the lakefront Sunday morning to pay tribute to their fallen colleagues in the 84th annual St. Jude Memorial March.
A city-run lending program for small businesses in Chicago is celebrating a milestone: it has made 250 loans.
Three weeks after a fatal fire in their West Side apartment building some tenants are still trying to get back into their units, reports WBBM’S Nancy Harty.