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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An analog television set is seen discarded at the Broward County Waste & Recycling Services Solid Waste center on June 5, 2009 in Pompano Beach, Florida. As America switches to a digital signal on June 12th many are throwing out their old television sets. The switch to the digital television signal makes old analog televisions obsolete unless a converter box has been purchased. For the last 70 plus years people have watched television on analog. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lake County ‘E-Cycling’ Centers To Stay Open Through 2017

They accept old televisions, printers, computers and other electronics that are illegal to throw out in Illinois.


Sugared balls of dough and curd, in German called Quarkbaellchen. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Heart Association Challenges People To Go ‘Sugarless’ On Wednesdays

The group wants to prepare people ahead of Cook County’s new tax on sugary beverages, which takes effect July 1.


The Santiago triplets celebrate their first birthday. (CBS)

Triplets Celebrate Their First Birthday By Thanking Suburban Hospital

It was triple trouble at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Thursday. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


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Suit: Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted Woman

A client of the Tinley Park branch of Massage Envy is suing the owners, claiming she was sexually assaulted by a masseuse.


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203 Million Pounds Of Turkey Meat Wasted Each Thanksgiving, Group Says

Don’t cook too much and get creative with leftovers, the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Teacher Jerri Craven (Facebook/Mundelein High School)

Late Mundelein Teacher Remembered With Cookbook, Scholarship

Jerri Craven taught juniors and seniors how to cook sloppy Joes, Mississippi mud pie and stuffed shells, among other things. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


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Meeting On ‘Doomsday Clock’ Set For Tuesday

Keepers of the Doomsday Clock are to meet on Tuesday on whether to move to closer to, or further from, global disaster.


Chicago Cubs fans hold signs after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Here’s How Not To Let Cubs’ Saturday Loss Get You Down

The key, a local psychiatrist says, is not to let it linger.

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Cubs Fans Stock Up On Gear Ahead Of World Series

Cubs fans have been heading to Wrigleyville to buy shirts… and hats… and other gear.


Chicago West Side politicians encourage voters to cast ballots in the 2016 election. | Nancy Harty

Illinois Politicians Rally To Get Voters To Cast Ballots

Comptroller candidate Susana Mendoza encourages democrats to “vote blue no matter who.”


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Suburban Fire Alarm Issues Lead To Extra Fire Crews On Scene

Alarm Detection Systems was prompted Tuesday night to contact local fire departments after their radio network has been facing technical problems, leading to intermittent outages.


Runners take off from Monroe street and head up Columbus Drive for  the 39th running of the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 09 October 2016. Nearly 40,000 people from around the world participate in the marathon. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Racers Reveal Why They Run The Chicago Marathon

To some, it’s not just about running another race.


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Urban League Kids Hosting Water Drive For Flint

As the number of bottled water drives for Flint has slowed to a drip, the Chicago Urban League is hosting one for the next several weeks.


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Move To Have All Chicago Patrol Cops Wear Body Cameras Aims To Rebuild Trust

The cameras will be paid for out of the department’s operating budget and grants, according to a press release.


Authorities on the scene of a death investigation in unincorporated Wheaton, where an abandoned baby was found dead. (CBS)

Wheaton Church Holds Prayer Service For Newborn Found Dead On Side Of Road

It’s been a month since the body of a newborn was found on the side of a road in rural DuPage County. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


The 2016 Mexican Independence Day Parade in Little Village. | Nancy Harty

Thousands Attend 47th Annual Mexican Independence Day Parade

Some say it’s a family tradition, part of efforts to keep their culture and ties to Mexico alive.


Longtime Chicago political analyst, author and professor Paul Green has died at the age of 73. | Roosevelt University

Chicago Political Analyst, Professor Paul Green Dies at 73

His latest publications, co-authored with Mel Holli, are entitled World War II Chicago and The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, 3rd edition.


The Chicago Police Department offered free back-to-school haircuts Sunday.

Chicago Police Offer Free Back-To-School Haircuts

The Chicago Police Department was offering free back-to-school haircuts today.


Sorrells brothers, Darwin left, Derren, right, charged for the murder of Nykea Aldridge (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Men Charged With Fatally Shooting Nykea Aldridge

Two men were charged Sunday morning with the shooting death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge.


Chef Michael Garbin, left, and Steve Freeman of Nichols Farm in Marengo, right. (Credit: Nancy Landt)

Chef Michael Garbin Shops At Farmer’s Market In Federal Plaza

Chef Michael Garbin buys 75 percent of his produce from the farmer’s market in Federal Plaza for Union League Club of Chicago.



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