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.
Police are searching a car found in the western suburbs Sunday night that’s believed to be connected to a violent attack on a woman in Willowbrook Saturday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The lakefront downtown this morning was awash in wetsuits and spandex as an estimated seven thousand athletes participated in the Chicago Triathlon.
AT&T’s new “Digital You” program aims to instruct people how to avoid trolls and bullies online.
Today’s killing of a Virginia reporter and cameraman on live tv allegedly by a former co-worker reminds us of the dangers that go along with contentious firings.
It’s now up to a federal judge to decide whether Chicago police officers will get paid overtime for answering calls, emails and texts on their department-issued smartphones when they’re off duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office identified the manufacturer’s problem with the reflective coating in January of 2004.
Family members and friends returned this morning to the Indianapolis gas station where the daughter of a Chicago anti-violence activist was killed early yesterday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Three people were taken to hospitals after an extra-alarm fire Sunday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side.
Cars are driving slowly down Longfellow Avenue as drivers take in and take pictures of the bright orange, yellow and purple stripes that now adorn one side of a home.
Staffers for Lucky Lab Rescue picked up two females and two males – Labrador mixes and one partially paralyzed mutt – at O’hare that were part of the meat trade in South Korea.
After 23 years with the Chicago police department, Officer Richard Wooten retires today, but he says he’s not done working to make the city safer.
Gary police arrested a woman early this morning for what they’re calling a very disturbing crime.
A group of Chicago Democrats in the state legislature is pushing for voters to decide who serves on the school board. Not the mayor.
Urban gardeners are getting an apology after their landlord accidentally destroyed some of their crop in Chicago’s North Center.
WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports their union says that doesn’t bode well for contract talks.
The principal of a Chicago public high school credited with a resurgence has resigned amid an investigation. WBBM’s Nancy Harty talked with a parent who says she experienced some of what allegedly led to the principal’s ouster.
Hundreds of motorcycle riders came out Sunday morning for the 11th annual Ride to Remember honoring fallen Chicago police officers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Two men were killed and a woman was hurt in a shooting early Sunday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Relatives of a Chicago couple murdered decades ago will have to wait even longer to find out if the man convicted of the killings will have his case retried.
Aurora police are looking for two men wanted for attempted abductions of teen girls in separate incidents this month, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.