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.
A city-run lending program for small businesses in Chicago is celebrating a milestone: it has made 250 loans.
Three weeks after a fatal fire in their West Side apartment building some tenants are still trying to get back into their units, reports WBBM’S Nancy Harty.
Botlr the butler robot can bring towels, bottled water or a new toothbrush to your hotel room. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.
If you’re stressing out because there are only a few hours left to file your federal income tax returns, there are a couple of things you can do about it.
After Teen Daughter’s Death, Elmhurst Mom Pushing For Law Encouraging Police Officers To Carry EpiPens
An Elmhurst mother who lost her daughter to a severe allergic reaction hopes to save lives by getting police officers and others to carry EpiPens, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state’s budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports the comptroller will make them wait for their paychecks.
The city of Naperville is trying to get ahead of a potential problem by banning powdered alcohol.
A Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan is getting a new home, thanks in large part to students from the northwest suburbs.
South Suburban Police Departments Coming Together For Fundraiser To Support Injured Park Forest Officer Tim Jones
Some south suburban police departments are coming together Monday for a fundraiser in support of an injured Park Forest officer.
While some public leaders have a monthly coffee, the mayor of West Chicago has weekend walks and he’s started them for the season.
WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with one union member who plans to go to his classroom instead.
Some patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago had a special visitor this Easter.
Hundreds of kids made quick work of an Easter egg hunt in a South Loop park Saturday afternoon.
A local youth performance group has been invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday for the third time.
A new program will soon offer shooting victims at one Chicago emergency room more than just medical care.
Public housing residents and their supporters are taking over some vacant units in the Lathrop Homes in an effort to get more details and affordable housing about a redevelopment plan.
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild are working together ahead of Sunday night’s game to help out an amateur player who injured his spinal cord during a game last month.
Illinois veterans and their families looking for help paying for school have until the end of this month to apply for scholarships.
The father of nine-year-old murder victim Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting three people last week, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The lack of a state budget and subsequent drop in social services is leaving law enforcement without vital help in keeping kids out of trouble, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.