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.

A bullet hole in the home of Juan Ortiz, who was killed on December 11. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Family Of Murdered Chicago Heights Man Canvasses Area For Information On Killer

More than a week after a Chicago Heights man was shot while doing dishes, police are still looking for who killed him. WBBM’S Nancy Harty reports, they got some help Saturday morning from the victim’s family.

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Christmas Without Cancer volunteers delivering gifts to the Ellis family. (Credit: Bill Figel, Figel Public Relations LLC)

Christmas Comes Early For Five-Year-Old Suburban Kid With Cancer

Christmas came early Sunday for a west suburban family gearing up for another round of cancer treatment for their five-year-old son.

12/14/2014

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Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of Force

In the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.

12/11/2014

One of the thousands of motorcycles taking part in the annual Toys for Tots Parade. (Credit; Nancy Harty)

Thousands Of Motorcycles Ride Down Western For Annual Toys For Tots Parade

Once again, Western Avenue from the South Side of Chicago to the north was packed with motorcycles today for the 37th annual Toys for Tots Parade.

12/07/2014

City health department workers handed out the free condoms at a handful of L stops. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

City Health Workers Hand Out Free Condoms On World AIDS Day

In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS on this World AIDS day, the city of Chicago was giving out free condoms Monday.

12/01/2014

The security line at Midway Airport on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Long Security Lines Reported At Midway On Busiest Air Travel Day Of The Year

The busiest air travel day of the year is living up to its reputation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

11/30/2014

Young adults with autism learn gardening, communications, and vocational skills at an urban farm in the Illinois Medical District. (Credit: Growing Solutions Farm)

Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults

Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.

11/26/2014

Volunteers assembled Thanksgiving baskets for 1,500 families. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Thanksgiving Baskets For Needy Families

Hundreds of people got into the Thanksgiving spirit Sunday morning on Chicago’s Near West Side by putting together baskets of food for people in need.

11/23/2014

Runners enjoy hot chocolate and fondue in Grant Park after the race. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Thousands Run Downtown In Hot Chocolate 15k And 5k

Thousands of people came downtown this chilly November morning to run or walk – and then eat.

11/09/2014

Money

Hanover Park Moves Money Out Of Investment Firm Hit By Fake Loan Scam

One western suburb has moved millions of dollars it had invested with an Oak Brook firm that has been scammed, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

11/08/2014

The Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the West Pullman neighborhood. (Credit: Facebook)

South Side Peace Summit Aims To Combat Chicago Violence

A peace summit on the South Side Saturday aimed to stop the violence that’s a persistent problem in Chicago.

11/08/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fans Optimistic With Maddon Hiring

About two dozen fans stood outside the Cubby Bear waiting to get a glimpse of Joe Maddon.

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Comer Children's Hospital. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Surgeons At Comer Children’s Hospital Work For Free To Fix Kids’ Birth Defects, Deformities

A former White Sox player and plastic surgeons at Comer Children’s Hospital are helping some local kids get life-changing procedures today.

10/25/2014

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Lawmakers Seek Public Input On Plan To Revamp School Funding

State lawmakers who have predicted huge property tax hikes for suburban homeowners under a measure to overhaul funding for public schools have invited the public to provide input on the plan Tuesday night in Arlington Heights.

10/21/2014

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No School Tuesday For Waukegan Students As Teacher Strike Continues

There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.

10/19/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Supporters Of Minimum Wage Referendum Making Major Push

Supporters of a non-binding referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage are making a major push in the next two weeks, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/18/2014

Robert Dold, Brad Schneider

Schneider, Dold Spar Over Healthcare In Debate

The candidates for the tenth congressional district sparred this morning over healthcare, abortion and other issues in a rematch of a very close race two years ago.

10/18/2014

Court Generic

Oswego Police Arrest 48 Teens For Underage Drinking At Party

The Kendall County courthouse will be crowded next month when nearly 50 teens have to appear to face underage drinking charges, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/14/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Taxes Going Up No Matter Who Gets Elected Governor, Watchdog Group Says

Regardless of who you vote for in the governor’s race, you’re in for higher taxes, according to the head of a good government group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/14/2014

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Study Says Chicago Charter School Students Trail CPS Counterparts

A new report claims to show that Chicago charter schools are lagging behind their traditional public counterparts, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/13/2014

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