Nancy Harty

harty Nancy HartyI 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.

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Mother Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Calls For Release Of Dashcam Footage

Now that the city has released the Laquan McDonald video, the mother of another male killed by Chicago police wants his video released too, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Volunteers Prepare Donations To Needy Families

Some very grateful people came out to a west side warehouse this morning for the seventh annual Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and they were the ones preparing donations, not receiving them.


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Children’s Hospital At UIC Holds Thanksgiving Party For Pediatric Cancer Patients, Families

The event was at the school’s student center, just blocks from the hospital where so many of them have spent a lot of time dealing with very serious issues.


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Parents Press Chicago School Board Over Carbon Monoxide Leak At NW Side School

People upset over a carbon monoxide leak at a Northwest Side school that sent dozens of students to the hospital took their frustrations to the Chicago Board of Education today.


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Lyric Plays “La Marseillaise” Before Opening Of The Merry Widow

Last night’s opening at the Lyric Opera brought some in the audience to tears, but it was more about current events than the performance.


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After Church Destroyed By Fire, Woodlawn Parish Finds Temporary Home Thanks To Neighboring Church

Members of a Woodlawn parish gathered for mass this morning in a new space after a fire last month severely damaged their church.


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Kirk Joins Thousands In Stair Climb Up Willis Tower

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk joined thousands of others in climbing the Willis Tower this morning to raise money for the group that helped him recover from a stroke.


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Fire Destroys Memorial For Murdered 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee

The Chicago Fire Department is investigating an early-morning fire in the alley where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was shot and killed last week, reports WBBM Nancy Harty.


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Police: Bolingbrook Man Dead After Accidentally Shooting Self While Driving

A Bolingbrook man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while driving, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Thousands Run In Englewood For Ditch The Weight And Guns 5k

An estimated three thousand runners and walkers came out for a 5k in Chicago this morning that’s a little different than your typical weekend race.


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Special Six Flags Fan Gets Big Halloween Surprise

Six Flags Great America came through for a Glenview woman on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for her special needs son.


Juan Barraza (left) and Luis Hernandez (right) were convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Gang Members Sentenced In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Six-Year-Old Girl

A judge has sentenced two gang members convicted of the fatal shooting a six-year-old girl as she sat on her front steps with her family, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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NW Side Costume Store Gearing Up For Last-Minute Halloween Shoppers

CHICAGO (CBS) — A costume shop on Chicago’s Northwest Side is gearing up for a rush of customers less than a week before Halloween. Fantasy Costumes in Portage Park hasn’t closed its block-long store since […]


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Police Searching For Suspects After Robbery, Stabbing Near Oak Street Beach

Chicago police are looking for two men in connection with a stabbing and robbery near Oak Street Beach Saturday night, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Red Panda Cubs Clark And Addison To Make Debut At Lincoln Park Zoo Thursday

After months of bonding with their mother, two red panda cubs were getting ready to make their public debut at Lincoln Park Zoo later this month.


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March Of Dimes Convention In Rosemont Connects Mothers Of Premature Babies

They’ve been supporting each other online, now a convention this weekend in Rosemont gave parents who’ve lost a baby or have a child with birth defects a chance to help one another in person.


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Even On The North Side, Cardinals Fans Have A Playoff Haven

Cardinals fans – and maybe a few White Sox fans – eager to watch Friday’s Cubs-Cardinals playoff game in a sea of red in Chicago have an option. An Old Town bar is getting ready for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon race director Carey Pinkowski stands in the Forward Command tent, where an array of computers, phones, and screens allows organizers to track runners along the course, and deploy resources where they're needed during the race. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Cameras, Microchips, Sensors Help Ensure Safety At Chicago Marathon

How do you plan for 45,000 runners and 1.7 million spectators at Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon? It starts months in advance, with the help of lots of people and technology.

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The portraits of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 Takaaki Kajita (L) and Arthur B McDonald are displayed on a screen during a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics on October 6, 2015 at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Canada's Arthur B. McDonald won the Nobel Physics Prize for work on neutrinos. (Photo credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Physicists’ Nobel Prize For Neutrino Research A Big Boost For Counterparts At Fermilab

Scientists at Fermilab on Tuesday were celebrating the Nobel Prize awarded to two physicists for their work on neutrinos, subatomic particles which are notoriously difficult to study.



White Officer Files Racial Discrimination Suit After Being Passed Over For University Park Police Chief Job

A white police officer who has been passed over for chief of police in University Park is suing the village for racial discrimination, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.



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