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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of a Woodlawn parish gathered for mass this morning in a new space after a fire last month severely damaged their church.
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.
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.
A Bolingbrook man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while driving, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
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.
Six Flags Great America came through for a Glenview woman on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for her special needs son.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.