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.
Some lucky office workers around Chicago today enjoyed a special treat as Uber delivered puppies on demand for a little playtime.
A group of local politicians have nominated the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina for the Nobel Peace Prize, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
There was no line for the elevators at one of Chicago’s tallest buildings Sunday morning as thousands of people took the stairs.
Berwyn South School District 100 is weighing closing Piper and Hiawatha elementary schools as a way to dig out from a $2 million deficit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A new campaign running through next week aims to keep the homeless warm and employed this winter, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
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.
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.
Chicago police are investigating a shooting outside a Streeterville hotel early Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago police are investigating a shooting in Wrigleyville early Sunday morning that involved some officers and left one person wounded.