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.
Parents unhappy about the PARCC test are one step closer to a formal process for opting their children out of it now that the Illinois House has approved a bill.
The Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest recently sent off to a Kentucky zoo 13 of its non-native animals, including some cobras, vipers and other snakes.
Civil rights pioneers were in downstate Illinois on Tuesday, after being honored in Chicago Monday night for their work since they ended racial segregation at an all-white school in Arkansas decades ago.
A coach bus for a Gary casino plunged off a bridge Sunday morning.
More than 40 species of frogs, salamanders and newts will be on display starting Saturday.
Parents looking for a more educational and hands-on experience for their kids this summer may want to try a new camp for those interested in making things.
Students at one neighborhood school on Chicago’s Northwest Side have proven they can compete with the city’s best schools.
Thousands of Chicago police officers turned out Sunday morning to honor their colleagues killed in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A government watchdog is questioning one of Governor Rauner’s picks for posts in his administration.
Thousands of people walked along the lakefront Sunday morning to raise money to help premature babies.
Glenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student’s personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.
Police in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb’s history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.
Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.
One person has died and four others were injured following a three-car crash Sunday morning on Chicago’s South Side, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
At least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can’t find the owners.
Volunteers and donations continue to pour into Fairdale, days after much of it was destroyed by a tornado. WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with a volunteer on the ground.
Two Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital early this morning after their squad car was hit.
Voters in the village of Antioch approved a property tax hike for more ambulance service by more than 300 votes, but in unincorporated Antioch Township, the tax increase was ahead by only 8 votes, with more votes to be counted.
Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.