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.

Follow Nancy on Twitter @newsnance

Congressman Davis Proposes Gun Tax

The National Rifle Association called a similar called a similar tax in Cook County unconstitutional and said it’s done nothing to make the streets safer.


Chicago’s Most Energy Efficient Home Resides In Hyde Park

A more than century-old greystone in Hyde Park is the most energy efficient home in all of Chicago.


Paramedics, Firefighters Help Hawthorn Woods Woman Deliver Baby At Home

It wasn’t according to the birth plan, but Lake Zurich firefighters helped deliver a baby at a north suburban home Saturday night.


Wheaton Receives Over 1,000 Objections To Proposed Haymarket Center

The head of the Haymarket Center blames the stigma around the opiod epidemic for opposition to a proposed treatment center in Wheaton.


Project HOOD Leadership Center Offering Construction Training Program

Manny Rodriguez, with the Illinois chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, said the class goes beyond the nuts and bolts of construction.


Organizers Gearing Up For Women’s March Next Month

One planner points to Roy Moore’s election loss in Alabama and the “Me Too” campaignas examples of women’s rights prevailing. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.



Take Heart: Days Will Get Longer Soon

But first, we have to get through the longest night of the year, on Thursday. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


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Hotel Workers Union Celebrates Anti-Harassment Ordinance

The ordinance requires all hotels in Chicago equip employees with panic buttons if they work alone in guest rooms or bathrooms, starting July 1.


New Support Group Helps Parents Cope With Modern Challenges Facing Teens

Starting this week, health experts are offering support to parents in the western suburbs dealing with cyberbullying, depression, and other challenges facing teenagers.


The historic Campana factory building in Batavia could be converted into apartments under a redevelopment plan from Chicago-based Evergreen Real Estate Group. (Credit: Facebook/Richard Szmyd)

Plan To Convert Historic Batavia Factory Into Apartments Could Stall On Final Vote

The Batavia City Council was scheduled to vote Monday night on the zoning amendments needed to make way for the $30 million project.


Study Finds Mass Killings Not On The Rise Over Past Decade

Research by of University of Illinois professor has revealed a surprising trend about mass murder in the United States.


‘Precious Keepsake’ – Postcard To Germany Finds Pen Pal 28 Years Later

Carlye Fallon had forgotten all about writing a postcard 28 years ago to, when she was in junior high, seeking a pen pal from Germany.


Kane Co. Looking For Funds To Avoid Eliminating GPS Program

Kane Co. board members voted earlier this week not to dip into emergency reserves and instead impose across the board cuts.


Durbin Backs Corker After Trump’s Twitter Rant

Durbin called Trump’s criticism of Corker a mistake, and said it will make more Republicans question whether the president will support them.


‘There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Security’: Security Expert Ross Rice

A security expert said Chicago is ramping up security in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.


Duckworth, Schneider Seek Millions For Zion, Other Cities Storing Nuclear Waste

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider said the economic impact of the Zion nuclear power plant’s closure in 1998 is still apparent today.


City Of Chicago Sues Equifax For Millions Over Massive Data Breach

The city of Chicago is suing the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people.


Hero’s Welcome In New Lenox For Purple Heart Recipient

Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro currently teaches at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, but he’s always considered New Lenox home.


SIU To Host Solar Eclipse Food Festival, Comic Con

Carbondale is one of the ideal locations to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, as it lies near the greatest point of duration.


Students Climb On Soapboxes For Public Speaking Competition

Pop-up soapboxes are part of a day of action by the Mikva Challenge, which encourages youth to get involved in politics, government and law.



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