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.
Glenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student’s personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.
Police in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb’s history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.
Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.
One person has died and four others were injured following a three-car crash Sunday morning on Chicago’s South Side, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
At least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can’t find the owners.
Volunteers and donations continue to pour into Fairdale, days after much of it was destroyed by a tornado. WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with a volunteer on the ground.
Two Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital early this morning after their squad car was hit.
Voters in the village of Antioch approved a property tax hike for more ambulance service by more than 300 votes, but in unincorporated Antioch Township, the tax increase was ahead by only 8 votes, with more votes to be counted.
Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.
Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said “this is not a cute little rally” that brought out a large crowd to the Thompson Center, which has offices for multiple state agencies, including the governor’s office.
A production at the Goodman Theatre is moving forward thanks to a donation from a former monk who won the lottery, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Chuy Garcia has picked up the endorsement of Congressman Danny Davis, reports WBBM’s Danny Davis.
With the clock winding down on the race for mayor, plenty of voters still haven’t made up their mind, in a race that shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel right at the edge of avoiding a head-to-head runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Thousands of people turned out in the cold this afternoon for the Chinese New Year parade in Chicago’s Chinatown, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
This year’s Hustle up the Hancock raised more than $1 million for lung disease research, education and advocacy.
Some French nuns on Chicago’s West Side are feeling the warmth of donations and good will as they continue to struggle with the heat in their church.
Belmont Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Carol Stream, hosted a Valentine’s lunch for all 17 couples living there; complete with flowers, a piano player, and sparkling cider. Each couple has been married for at least 48 years.
Last week, Senate Democrats were able to fend off a Republican attempt to force the Obama administration to stop delaying deportations – a practice known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).