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.
State lawmakers who have predicted huge property tax hikes for suburban homeowners under a measure to overhaul funding for public schools have invited the public to provide input on the plan Tuesday night in Arlington Heights.
There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.
Supporters of a non-binding referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage are making a major push in the next two weeks, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The candidates for the tenth congressional district sparred this morning over healthcare, abortion and other issues in a rematch of a very close race two years ago.
The Kendall County courthouse will be crowded next month when nearly 50 teens have to appear to face underage drinking charges, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Regardless of who you vote for in the governor’s race, you’re in for higher taxes, according to the head of a good government group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A new report claims to show that Chicago charter schools are lagging behind their traditional public counterparts, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Priest sex abuse survivors leafleted outside a Catholic church on Chicago’s North Side Sunday to draw attention to an on-going investigation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Pamela J. Christensen, 47 and her three teen daughters were all wearing white when Montgomery police came to their home on Sept. 25.
Like many people, Jessy Stouffer and her family have a tradition of watching “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” movies around the holidays, but the final installment doesn’t come out until mid-December and the 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student said she’s worried her father won’t live to see it.
The former head of an agency that oversaw a controversial anti-violence program is defending it to lawmakers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Security breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s could finally bring some changes to the credit card industry, according to one fraud expert.
On the heels of Home Depot’s announcement last week of the biggest retail credit breach in history, the Illinois Attorney General is out in the southwest suburbs today talking about identity theft.
Residents of one South Side neighborhood are upset over racist graffiti that someone has sprayed on their property, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
About two dozen families gathered this morning for a very special reunion at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Hundreds of relatives of murder victims in Cook County gathered for a memorial service yesterday at the UIC Forum.
Cook County’s top prosecutor says she hopes the focus on domestic abuse due to problems in the NFL brings changes for victims here, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A Wheeling police officer is on paid leave as the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team investigates a fatal crash yesterday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.
They made headlines with their births and now a set of quintuplets from Naperville are turning 18 Tuesday.