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.
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.
Santa Claus is coming to town a bit early for some needy families in southwest suburban Tinley Park.
Some Illinois Democrats suggest Congress reconsider restrictions on gun sales as way to prevent terrorist attacks.
Amid mounting pressure for her to resign, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is standing firm in her defense of how her office handled the Laquan McDonald case, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The state’s top lawyer is joining the voices calling for a federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Now that the city has released the Laquan McDonald video, the mother of another male killed by Chicago police wants his video released too, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Some very grateful people came out to a west side warehouse this morning for the seventh annual Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and they were the ones preparing donations, not receiving them.
The event was at the school’s student center, just blocks from the hospital where so many of them have spent a lot of time dealing with very serious issues.
People upset over a carbon monoxide leak at a Northwest Side school that sent dozens of students to the hospital took their frustrations to the Chicago Board of Education today.
Last night’s opening at the Lyric Opera brought some in the audience to tears, but it was more about current events than the performance.
Members of a Woodlawn parish gathered for mass this morning in a new space after a fire last month severely damaged their church.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk joined thousands of others in climbing the Willis Tower this morning to raise money for the group that helped him recover from a stroke.
The Chicago Fire Department is investigating an early-morning fire in the alley where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was shot and killed last week, reports WBBM Nancy Harty.
A Bolingbrook man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while driving, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
An estimated three thousand runners and walkers came out for a 5k in Chicago this morning that’s a little different than your typical weekend race.
Six Flags Great America came through for a Glenview woman on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for her special needs son.
A judge has sentenced two gang members convicted of the fatal shooting a six-year-old girl as she sat on her front steps with her family, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.