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.

Chicago West Side politicians encourage voters to cast ballots in the 2016 election. | Nancy Harty

Illinois Politicians Rally To Get Voters To Cast Ballots

Comptroller candidate Susana Mendoza encourages democrats to “vote blue no matter who.”


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Suburban Fire Alarm Issues Lead To Extra Fire Crews On Scene

Alarm Detection Systems was prompted Tuesday night to contact local fire departments after their radio network has been facing technical problems, leading to intermittent outages.


Runners take off from Monroe street and head up Columbus Drive for  the 39th running of the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 09 October 2016. Nearly 40,000 people from around the world participate in the marathon. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Racers Reveal Why They Run The Chicago Marathon

To some, it’s not just about running another race.


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Urban League Kids Hosting Water Drive For Flint

As the number of bottled water drives for Flint has slowed to a drip, the Chicago Urban League is hosting one for the next several weeks.


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Move To Have All Chicago Patrol Cops Wear Body Cameras Aims To Rebuild Trust

The cameras will be paid for out of the department’s operating budget and grants, according to a press release.


Authorities on the scene of a death investigation in unincorporated Wheaton, where an abandoned baby was found dead. (CBS)

Wheaton Church Holds Prayer Service For Newborn Found Dead On Side Of Road

It’s been a month since the body of a newborn was found on the side of a road in rural DuPage County. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


The 2016 Mexican Independence Day Parade in Little Village. | Nancy Harty

Thousands Attend 47th Annual Mexican Independence Day Parade

Some say it’s a family tradition, part of efforts to keep their culture and ties to Mexico alive.


Longtime Chicago political analyst, author and professor Paul Green has died at the age of 73. | Roosevelt University

Chicago Political Analyst, Professor Paul Green Dies at 73

His latest publications, co-authored with Mel Holli, are entitled World War II Chicago and The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, 3rd edition.


The Chicago Police Department offered free back-to-school haircuts Sunday.

Chicago Police Offer Free Back-To-School Haircuts

The Chicago Police Department was offering free back-to-school haircuts today.


Sorrells brothers, Darwin left, Derren, right, charged for the murder of Nykea Aldridge (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Men Charged With Fatally Shooting Nykea Aldridge

Two men were charged Sunday morning with the shooting death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge.


Chef Michael Garbin, left, and Steve Freeman of Nichols Farm in Marengo, right. (Credit: Nancy Landt)

Chef Michael Garbin Shops At Farmer’s Market In Federal Plaza

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.

Streetwise Vendor Memorialized in Roscoe Village

Three months after his death, neighbors honor Streetwise vendor Dave Urban at his former Roscoe Village post.


Ken Laforge (right) and John Domina (left), two of eight veterans who shared their stories of earning a Purple Heart as part of the Veterans History Project. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Purple Heart Veterans Share Stories For Library Of Congress

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.


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Barbers Unite To Stop Violence In Englewood

It’s an unusual place to get a trim, but dozens of barbers set up shop in a park in Englewood on Sunday.


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Illinois Summer Camp Program Unites Jailed Moms With Their Children

The “Mom and Me Summer Camp” began 15 years ago at a downstate prison. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


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Dold Proposes Fund To Reimburse Zion For Storing Nuclear Waste

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.


Beach goers relax at North Avenue Beach. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Park District Hopes Holiday Revelers Clean Up This Time

Cathy Breitenbach, director of cultural and natural resources at the Chicago Park District, said officials don’t want a repeat of Memorial Day.


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Chicago Students Take Healthy Meal Recipe To National Competition

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.


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Bronzeville Nuns Retire After Nearly A Century Of Service

Two Franciscan nuns retired Sunday, after nearly 100 combined years serving at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Bronzeville neighborhood.


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Park District Wins Gold Medal For Garden Shipped To Ireland

The Chicago Park District has won an international gardening competition, for its work on a project that has been shipped to Ireland.



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