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.

Follow Nancy on Twitter @newsnance

Glass Slipper Project Helps Make Prom Dreams Come True

Hundreds of local high school girls get ready for their prom by picking out a free dress at a North Kenwood school.


The Easter Bunny Visits La Rabida Children’s Hospital

The bunny and staffers at the lakefront hospital handed out 30 baskets, specifically designed for the young patients and their siblings.


Cook Co. Detainees Try To Set Uniforms On Fire, 4 Officers Hurt

The detainees were in the jail’s super maximum security division, designated for “problematic detainees who engage in sexual misconduct.”


Markham Mayor Candidate Does Not Want Felons Running For Office

Write-in candidate Kenneth Muldrow started a petition to stop felons from running for office, which would affect his opponent Roger Agpawa.


Development Opponents Say City Tricked Them To Drop Legal Challenge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Opponents of a development in the Uptown neighborhood that is displacing the homeless are accusing the city of tricking them into dropping their opposition. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports. Homeless people were removed […]


Muslim Cop Claims Department Discriminated Against, Fired Him

Ramtin Sabet said his fellow North Chicago police officers made derogatory comments about him being Iranian and a Muslim.


Durbin Reading Up On Gorsuch’s Judicial Opinions History

Dick Durbin said he plans to ask why Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, frequently ruled in favor of corporations.


Evanston Post Office Renamed For Abner Mikva

Friends of the late Abner Mikva added another chapter to his legacy Monday morning.


Daylight Saving Time Side Effects

Studies show a significant increase in car accidents and heart attacks on the Monday after clocks are switched ahead.


Illinois Athletes Head To Special Olympics World Games

Six athletes from Illinois started their journey to Austria for the Special Olympics World Games.


Sleep Expert Explains How To Beat Daylight Saving Time To Punch

We move our clocks ahead at 1 a.m. Sunday, but Dr. Vikas Jain suggests you should start going to bed 15 minutes earlier now. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Alderman: Closing CVS In East Garfield Park ‘Amounts To Theft’

Elected officials stood in front of a store on Chicago’s West Side to denounce the move, saying it would create a “pharmaceutical desert”


Not Everyone On Board With Feds’ Deportation Plan

The Department of Homeland Security’s move to deport more undocumented immigrants is getting a mixed reaction in Chicago.


Expert: Possible Thompson Center Sale Is Small, Positive Sign

The move by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to advance the possible sale of the Thompson Center is a positive sign, according to the head of the Civic Federation.


Warm Weather Brings More Ticks, Fleas For Pets

An animal hospital owner said fleas and ticks are already hopping on dogs going for quick walks around the block.


High School Girls Kick Off Random Acts of Kindness Week

High School girls performed acts of kindness across Chicago and the suburbs to start off Random Acts of Kindness Week.


Cyclists Raise Money For Cancer Research In ‘Cycle For Survival’

Spin classes in Chicago and across the country have been helping to raise money to find a cure for rare forms of cancer.


O’Hare Detainee Sent Back To Saudi Arabia

The niece of the Syrian woman sent back spoke to CBS 2.


Woman Who Set Emmett Till’s Murder In Motion Changes Her Story: Book

Carolyn Donham, the white woman who claimed Emmett Till whistled at her, now says she did not tell the truth in court, according to a new book.


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.




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