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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Hundreds of people gathered in Union Park for a "Day Without Immigrants" march to protest deportations. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Not Everyone On Board With Feds’ Deportation Plan

The Department of Homeland Security’s move to deport more undocumented immigrants is getting a mixed reaction in Chicago.


The James R. Thompson Center. (Credit: CBS)

Expert: Possible Thompson Center Sale Is Small, Positive Sign

The move by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to advance the possible sale of the Thompson Center is a positive sign, according to the head of the Civic Federation.


Dogs Playing in Back Yard

Warm Weather Brings More Ticks, Fleas For Pets

An animal hospital owner said fleas and ticks are already hopping on dogs going for quick walks around the block.


Whitney Young and East Aurora high school soccer players performing acts of kindness in  the Loop. (CBS).

High School Girls Kick Off Random Acts of Kindness Week

High School girls performed acts of kindness across Chicago and the suburbs to start off Random Acts of Kindness Week.


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Cyclists Raise Money For Cancer Research In ‘Cycle For Survival’

Spin classes in Chicago and across the country have been helping to raise money to find a cure for rare forms of cancer.


President Trump's Executive Order Detains Many At O'Hare Airport

O’Hare Detainee Sent Back To Saudi Arabia

The niece of the Syrian woman sent back spoke to CBS 2.


A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery May 4, 2005 in Aslip, Illinois. The FBI is considering exhuming the body of Till, whose unsolved 1955 murder in Money, Mississippi, after whistling at a white woman helped spark the U.S. civil rights movement. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Woman Who Set Emmett Till’s Murder In Motion Changes Her Story: Book

Carolyn Donham, the white woman who claimed Emmett Till whistled at her, now says she did not tell the truth in court, according to a new book.


An analog television set is seen discarded at the Broward County Waste & Recycling Services Solid Waste center on June 5, 2009 in Pompano Beach, Florida. As America switches to a digital signal on June 12th many are throwing out their old television sets. The switch to the digital television signal makes old analog televisions obsolete unless a converter box has been purchased. For the last 70 plus years people have watched television on analog. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lake County ‘E-Cycling’ Centers To Stay Open Through 2017

They accept old televisions, printers, computers and other electronics that are illegal to throw out in Illinois.


Sugared balls of dough and curd, in German called Quarkbaellchen. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Heart Association Challenges People To Go ‘Sugarless’ On Wednesdays

The group wants to prepare people ahead of Cook County’s new tax on sugary beverages, which takes effect July 1.


The Santiago triplets celebrate their first birthday. (CBS)

Triplets Celebrate Their First Birthday By Thanking Suburban Hospital

It was triple trouble at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Thursday. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


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Suit: Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted Woman

A client of the Tinley Park branch of Massage Envy is suing the owners, claiming she was sexually assaulted by a masseuse.


turkey is baked in oven

203 Million Pounds Of Turkey Meat Wasted Each Thanksgiving, Group Says

Don’t cook too much and get creative with leftovers, the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Teacher Jerri Craven (Facebook/Mundelein High School)

Late Mundelein Teacher Remembered With Cookbook, Scholarship

Jerri Craven taught juniors and seniors how to cook sloppy Joes, Mississippi mud pie and stuffed shells, among other things. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Doomsday Clock

Meeting On ‘Doomsday Clock’ Set For Tuesday

Keepers of the Doomsday Clock are to meet on Tuesday on whether to move to closer to, or further from, global disaster.


Chicago Cubs fans hold signs after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Here’s How Not To Let Cubs’ Saturday Loss Get You Down

The key, a local psychiatrist says, is not to let it linger.

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Cubs gear | CBS

Cubs Fans Stock Up On Gear Ahead Of World Series

Cubs fans have been heading to Wrigleyville to buy shirts… and hats… and other gear.


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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