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.

Portions of this community garden in Ravenswood was damaged by weed killer. (CBS)

Railroad Kills Ravenswood Gardens By Mistake

Urban gardeners are getting an apology after their landlord accidentally destroyed some of their crop in Chicago’s North Center.

07/28/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Retired State Employees Contacted By Rauner Administration About Working In Event Of A Strike

WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports their union says that doesn’t bode well for contract talks.

07/27/2015

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Parent Says Ousted Senn Principal Discouraged Her From Sending Special Needs Son To School

The principal of a Chicago public high school credited with a resurgence has resigned amid an investigation. WBBM’s Nancy Harty talked with a parent who says she experienced some of what allegedly led to the principal’s ouster.

07/26/2015

The charity ride went from Area 4 Police Headquarters on the West Side to the Gold Star Families Memorial in the Museum Campus.  (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Hundreds Of Motorcyclists Take Part In Ride To Remember Fallen Officers

Hundreds of motorcycle riders came out Sunday morning for the 11th annual Ride to Remember honoring fallen Chicago police officers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/26/2015

Authorities investigate after a double homicide in Humboldt Park early Sunday. | Network Video Productions

2 Killed, 1 Wounded In Humboldt Park Shooting

Two men were killed and a woman was hurt in a shooting early Sunday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

07/26/2015

Jerry Mahaffey (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

No Decision From Torture Commission On Mahaffey Case

Relatives of a Chicago couple murdered decades ago will have to wait even longer to find out if the man convicted of the killings will have his case retried.

07/22/2015

Surveillance image of the suspect in the attempted abduction on Juiy 2. (Source: Aurora Police)

Aurora Police Release Photo, Sketch Of Suspects In Two Attempted Abductions

Aurora police are looking for two men wanted for attempted abductions of teen girls in separate incidents this month, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/22/2015

Alderman John Arena  using his car to block construction at Wilson and Lamon. (Credit: Kenji Kerins.)

Alderman Upset Over “Meigs Field Of The 45th Ward” At Lamon And Wilson

A Northwest Side alderman is upset over the city’s move to dig up a popular side street and is calling it the Meigs Field of the 45th Ward, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/20/2015

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Kids Say Parents Spending Too Much Time On Their Cell Phones, Study Shows

If your child starts acting up as soon as you get on your cell phone, a local psychologist says a new survey shows there’s good reason.

07/19/2015

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New Study Finds Majority Of Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Surgery Are Teens

Before you sign your son up for fall baseball, you may want to listen to the results of a new study.

07/14/2015

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Want To Rent Out Your Place During Lollapalooza? Don’t Forget Taxes, Insurance

If you’re thinking about renting out your place downtown during Lollapalooza in a few weeks, there’s a couple things to consider first. Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself.

07/14/2015

Police outside a home in River Forest. (Credit: Jeremy Ross)

Two Dead, Three Injured, Including Two Cops, In River Forest Shooting

Two people were killed and three others, including two police officers, are being treated after a shooting at a home in west suburban River Forest, police said

07/12/2015

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Palatine Library Officials Close The Book On Bedbugs

Staffers at the main library found two dead bedbugs on a table in an isolated room Wednesday night, according to library director Anthony Austin.

07/09/2015

The Villa Taj mansion in Burr Ridge. (Credit: Courtesy Villa Taj website)

Man Charged With Trespassing At Burr Ridge Mansion For Second Time

A Lombard man has been caught trespassing at a Burr Ridge mansion for the second time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/06/2015

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Electrician Buys $2 Million Lottery Ticket While Running Errands

Earlier this month, Chase Knapp bought a scratch off ticket while out getting pet food and quarters for his fiancée.

06/25/2015

Passengers from United Airlines flight 971 from Rome to Chicago sleep on the floor of the airport in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after their flight was diverted due to a disruptive passenger. (Credit: Mary Nachman)

Passenger From Diverted Flight: “Nothing Noteworthy About” Man Arrested In Belfast

A Chicago woman who was among the passengers who spent a night at an airport in Northern Ireland, after their flight was diverted due to a disruptive passenger, was still scratching her head two days later.

06/22/2015

Bryan Bickell and his wife Amanda posing with a 'Stanley Pup.' (Credit: Bryan Bickell Foundation.)

Bryan Bickell Working To Find Permanent Home For ‘Stanley Pups’

The Stanley Cup has been making the rounds again in Chicago, and one Blackhawk is using it to help out some pit bulls, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

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The mass was held in front of the Gold Star Families Memorial along the lakefront. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Father’s Day Mass At Gold Star Families Memorial Honors Fallen Officers

Dozens of families came out on this Father’s Day to pay their respects to fallen police officers along the lakefront, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/21/2015

Members of the Navy Band Great Lakes and amateur musicians play at Sousapalooza in Millennium Park.  (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Sousapalooza Among Hundreds Of Musical Performances Around Chicago Sunday

If you’re looking for some cheap entertainment for dad this Father’s Day, there are scores of mini-concerts going on all over Chicago today.

06/21/2015

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Nasty Weather Wreaking Havoc On Rec League Schedules

As Mother Nature continues to dump water on Chicago, outdoor recreational sport leagues may have to go into extra innings to make up their games.

06/17/2015

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