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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Uber Teams With Anti-Cruelty Society To Deliver Puppies On Demand

Some lucky office workers around Chicago today enjoyed a special treat as Uber delivered puppies on demand for a little playtime.


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Local Leaders Nominate Emanuel AME Church In South Carolina For Nobel Peace Prize

A group of local politicians have nominated the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina for the Nobel Peace Prize, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Thousands Climb Aon Center Stairs To Raise Money For Lurie Children’s Hospital

There was no line for the elevators at one of Chicago’s tallest buildings Sunday morning as thousands of people took the stairs.


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Berwyn Parents Opposing Plan To Close Two Elementary Schools

Berwyn South School District 100 is weighing closing Piper and Hiawatha elementary schools as a way to dig out from a $2 million deficit.


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Gov. Rauner Not Softening Budget Stance As He Prepares For His Second State Of The State Address

As he prepares to deliver his first State of the State address in front of legislative leaders who he’s battled over his “Turnaround Agenda,” Governor Bruce Rauner is not backing down.



Chicago Man Creates Meal Sharing Website Where Hosts Cook Homemade Dinners For Strangers

Looking for a place to have dinner tonight? What about in a stranger’s home? WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports on a new website that matches guests and hosts who love food and conversation.


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New State Law Punishes Owners Who Leave Animals Out In The Cold

As we head into a major cold snap Saturday, pet owners take note: a new state law punishes those who leave their animals out in the cold for long stretches.


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U Of I Students Can Leave Quarters At Home As Laundry Now Included In Housing Costs

When students return to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next week for the spring semester, there’s one thing they can leave at home: quarters.


The roof of the Shrine of Christ the King church in Woodlawn collapsed as the result of an extra-alarm fire Wednesday. The building, previously named St. Gelasius Church, received city landmark status in 2004. (Credit: CBS)

Shrine Of Christ The King Parishioners Evaluating Their Options

Catholics who saw their Woodlawn church gutted by fire in October suffered another setback last week, as the Archdiocese of Chicago moves forward with plans to demolish the building.


The roof of the Shrine of Christ the King church in Woodlawn collapsed as the result of an extra-alarm fire Wednesday. The building, previously named St. Gelasius Church, received city landmark status in 2004. (Credit: CBS)

Landmark Woodlawn Church Could Be Demolished After Fire

The Shrine of Christ The King Sovereign Priest, 6401 S. Woodlawn Av., already survived one fire 40 years ago, and the landmark building was years into a restoration project when an extra-alarm blaze caused severe damage, including a collapsed roof, on Oct. 7, 2015.


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Non-Profit Launches Campaign To Give Away 1,000 Winter Coats To Chicago Homeless

A new campaign running through next week aims to keep the homeless warm and employed this winter, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.



West Side Church Opens Its Doors To Combat Violence, Ease Tensions Between Police, Community

Starting Monday, a West Side church is opening its doors – or rather, not closing them – for the next three weeks as part of an effort to combat violence in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Chicago Woman Celebrates 109th Birthday

She’s been alive long enough to see both of the Cubs last two World Series wins and now a Chicago woman is celebrating another birthday.


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Three Critically Wounded In Streeterville

Chicago police are investigating a shooting outside a Streeterville hotel early Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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FOP President Dean Angelo Says Firing Gun The “Last Thing” Officers Want To Do

Relatives and supporters of the two latest victims of police shooting in Chicago are wondering why more officers don’t use Tasers instead of guns. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports the head of the police union says it’s not that simple.


Heather and Brandon Santiago show off their three new additions. (Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Newborn Triplets Go Home For The Holidays After Parents Hit ‘Baby Lottery’

Finn, Kyle and Ava Santiago quietly slept in little red Santa caps as their parents answered reporters’ questions before leaving Loyola University Medical Center at around noon.


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Waukegan Firefighters Rescue Kitten Stuck In Drain Pipe

While Waukegan police continue to investigate the apparent hanging of a cat last week, some firefighters in that same far northern suburb rescued a trapped kitten on Monday.


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New Law Expands Background Checks For Student Teachers

When education majors return to Illinois colleges and universities in the new year, they’ll have to submit to sweeping criminal background checks before student teaching.


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Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Supplying 1,000 Officers With New Bulletproof Vests

One thousand Chicago police officers were receiving new bulletproof vests on Monday, as part of an ongoing fundraising effort by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.


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Man Wounded In Wrigleyville Shootout Involving Chicago Police Officers

Chicago police are investigating a shooting in Wrigleyville early Sunday morning that involved some officers and left one person wounded.



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