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.
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Research by of University of Illinois professor has revealed a surprising trend about mass murder in the United States.
Carlye Fallon had forgotten all about writing a postcard 28 years ago to, when she was in junior high, seeking a pen pal from Germany.
Kane Co. board members voted earlier this week not to dip into emergency reserves and instead impose across the board cuts.
Durbin called Trump’s criticism of Corker a mistake, and said it will make more Republicans question whether the president will support them.
A security expert said Chicago is ramping up security in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider said the economic impact of the Zion nuclear power plant’s closure in 1998 is still apparent today.
The city of Chicago is suing the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people.
Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro currently teaches at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, but he’s always considered New Lenox home.
Carbondale is one of the ideal locations to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, as it lies near the greatest point of duration.
Pop-up soapboxes are part of a day of action by the Mikva Challenge, which encourages youth to get involved in politics, government and law.
Progressive groups predict hundreds of thousands in Illinois will lose coverage if Congress approves the GOP plan to replace Obamacare.
Without a state budget for next year, Elgin School District U-46 could be out of money by winter, according to COO Jeff King.
“We really want to know what the president and his people are planning to do about our priorities,” U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said.
“Anything monumental, I guess, in a kid’s life is on that video,” Samantha Van Horn said.
While the weather hasn’t been really warm until recently, that hasn’t stopped people from going into the lake, oftentimes unprepared.
Several old playgrounds from the northern suburbs were getting new life in part of the former Soviet Union.
Cars took a back seat to bikes this morning as Lake Shore Drive was taken over by cyclists for the annual Bike the Drive.
It’s all part of Uber’s new program, UberWISH, which asked employees to write an essay about a wish they wanted to fulfill.
School may not start on time next fall in districts across the state if lawmakers and the governor don’t pass a budget.
A south suburban woman plans to celebrate the one-year mark of her organ transplant with another milestone — her wedding!