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.

Alderman John Arena  using his car to block construction at Wilson and Lamon. (Credit: Kenji Kerins.)

Alderman Upset Over “Meigs Field Of The 45th Ward” At Lamon And Wilson

A Northwest Side alderman is upset over the city’s move to dig up a popular side street and is calling it the Meigs Field of the 45th Ward, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/20/2015

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Kids Say Parents Spending Too Much Time On Their Cell Phones, Study Shows

If your child starts acting up as soon as you get on your cell phone, a local psychologist says a new survey shows there’s good reason.

07/19/2015

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New Study Finds Majority Of Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Surgery Are Teens

Before you sign your son up for fall baseball, you may want to listen to the results of a new study.

07/14/2015

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Want To Rent Out Your Place During Lollapalooza? Don’t Forget Taxes, Insurance

If you’re thinking about renting out your place downtown during Lollapalooza in a few weeks, there’s a couple things to consider first. Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself.

07/14/2015

Police outside a home in River Forest. (Credit: Jeremy Ross)

Two Dead, Three Injured, Including Two Cops, In River Forest Shooting

Two people were killed and three others, including two police officers, are being treated after a shooting at a home in west suburban River Forest, police said

07/12/2015

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Palatine Library Officials Close The Book On Bedbugs

Staffers at the main library found two dead bedbugs on a table in an isolated room Wednesday night, according to library director Anthony Austin.

07/09/2015

The Villa Taj mansion in Burr Ridge. (Credit: Courtesy Villa Taj website)

Man Charged With Trespassing At Burr Ridge Mansion For Second Time

A Lombard man has been caught trespassing at a Burr Ridge mansion for the second time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/06/2015

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Electrician Buys $2 Million Lottery Ticket While Running Errands

Earlier this month, Chase Knapp bought a scratch off ticket while out getting pet food and quarters for his fiancée.

06/25/2015

Passengers from United Airlines flight 971 from Rome to Chicago sleep on the floor of the airport in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after their flight was diverted due to a disruptive passenger. (Credit: Mary Nachman)

Passenger From Diverted Flight: “Nothing Noteworthy About” Man Arrested In Belfast

A Chicago woman who was among the passengers who spent a night at an airport in Northern Ireland, after their flight was diverted due to a disruptive passenger, was still scratching her head two days later.

06/22/2015

Bryan Bickell and his wife Amanda posing with a 'Stanley Pup.' (Credit: Bryan Bickell Foundation.)

Bryan Bickell Working To Find Permanent Home For ‘Stanley Pups’

The Stanley Cup has been making the rounds again in Chicago, and one Blackhawk is using it to help out some pit bulls, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

The mass was held in front of the Gold Star Families Memorial along the lakefront. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Father’s Day Mass At Gold Star Families Memorial Honors Fallen Officers

Dozens of families came out on this Father’s Day to pay their respects to fallen police officers along the lakefront, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/21/2015

Members of the Navy Band Great Lakes and amateur musicians play at Sousapalooza in Millennium Park.  (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Sousapalooza Among Hundreds Of Musical Performances Around Chicago Sunday

If you’re looking for some cheap entertainment for dad this Father’s Day, there are scores of mini-concerts going on all over Chicago today.

06/21/2015

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Nasty Weather Wreaking Havoc On Rec League Schedules

As Mother Nature continues to dump water on Chicago, outdoor recreational sport leagues may have to go into extra innings to make up their games.

06/17/2015

The Stanley Cup having lunch at 437 N. Rush. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Stanley Cup Making Stops Around Chicago After Hawks’ Victory

Fresh off Monday night’s victory, the Stanley Cup’s first stop Tuesday was lunch downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Finance Committee Signs Off On Billion Dollars In New Bonds

The Chicago City Council Finance Committee has signed off on Mayor Emanuel’s plan to add another billion dollars to the city’s debt load, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/15/2015

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

United Passengers Spend Night In Unheated Canadian Military Barracks After Chicago To London Flight Diverted

A Wisconsin college student was among United Airline passengers who had to spend a chilly night in Canada after their flight from O’Hare to Heathrow was diverted, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/14/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk attends gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushes Resolution Seeking To Reunite Korean-Americans With Relatives In North Korea

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is pushing for the State Department to help Korean-Americans reunite with their families members still back in North Korea, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/08/2015

A  total 120 places of worship will welcome up to 7,500 kids for breakfast, lunch and various activities. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

CPS Expands Summer Safe Haven Program

An additional 20 churches will be hosting Chicago Public School students as part of the city’s Safe Haven program.

06/02/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Former Chicago Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson Announces Presidential Bid

Chicago businessman Willie Wilson has announced this morning he’s taking on Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in a bid to be president.

06/01/2015

New Western Conference Championship gear on sale at the Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Hawks Fans Stocking Up On New Gear Ahead Of Stanley Cup Final

Hours after the Blackhawks secured their spot in the Stanley Cup Final, fans were ready to buy some new gear to support their team. WBBM’s Nancy Harty caught up with some at a South Loop sporting goods store.

05/31/2015

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