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.

Income Tax

Health Experts Recommend Dealing With Tax-Related Stress By Tackling Problem Head On

If you’re stressing out because there are only a few hours left to file your federal income tax returns, there are a couple of things you can do about it.


Schools can now stock "epipens" for food-allergy emergencies. (CBS)

After Teen Daughter’s Death, Elmhurst Mom Pushing For Law Encouraging Police Officers To Carry EpiPens

An Elmhurst mother who lost her daughter to a severe allergic reaction hopes to save lives by getting police officers and others to carry EpiPens, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks

Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state’s budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports the comptroller will make them wait for their paychecks.


Naperville Considering Ban On Possessing Powdered Alcohol

The city of Naperville is trying to get ahead of a potential problem by banning powdered alcohol.


NW Suburban High School Students Helping Build Home For Marine Who Lost His Legs In Afghanistan

A Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan is getting a new home, thanks in large part to students from the northwest suburbs.


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South Suburban Police Departments Coming Together For Fundraiser To Support Injured Park Forest Officer Tim Jones

Some south suburban police departments are coming together Monday for a fundraiser in support of an injured Park Forest officer.


Ruben Pineda. (Credit: West Chicago)

West Chicago Mayor Invites Residents Out For Weekend Walks

While some public leaders have a monthly coffee, the mayor of West Chicago has weekend walks and he’s started them for the season.


Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

Not All CPS Teachers Taking Part In April 1 Walkout

WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with one union member who plans to go to his classroom instead.


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Kids At La Rabida Children’s Hospital Get Special Visit From Easter Bunny

Some patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago had a special visitor this Easter.


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Hundreds Of Kids Collect Candy, Toys In South Loop Easter Egg Hunt

Hundreds of kids made quick work of an Easter egg hunt in a South Loop park Saturday afternoon.


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Chicago Youth Group To Perform At White House Easter Egg Roll

A local youth performance group has been invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday for the third time.


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Mount Sinai Partnering With Anti-Violence Group CeaseFire

A new program will soon offer shooting victims at one Chicago emergency room more than just medical care.


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Public Housing Advocates Take Over Vacant Units At Lathrop Homes To Protest Redevelopment Plan

Public housing residents and their supporters are taking over some vacant units in the Lathrop Homes in an effort to get more details and affordable housing about a redevelopment plan.


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Blackhawks, Wild Holding Auction To Help Young Hockey Player Who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild are working together ahead of Sunday night’s game to help out an amateur player who injured his spinal cord during a game last month.


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Scholarship Fund Helps Illinois Veterans And Their Families Pay For School

Illinois veterans and their families looking for help paying for school have until the end of this month to apply for scholarships.


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Father Of Slain 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee Charged In Shooting That Left 3 Wounded

The father of nine-year-old murder victim Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting three people last week, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Law Enforcement Officials Call On Springfield To Pass Budget

The lack of a state budget and subsequent drop in social services is leaving law enforcement without vital help in keeping kids out of trouble, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Highland Park Helping Residents Get Rid Of Unwanted Hoverboards

If stories of hoverboards catching fire have you rethinking that holiday gift you gave your child, how do you get rid of them?


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Former Governor Pat Quinn Endorses Kim Foxx In Cook County State’s Attorney Race

Former Governor Pat Quinn is picking sides in the Cook County state’s attorney race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Police Investigate Report Of Shooting On Bishop Ford Freeway

State Police shut down part of the Bishop Ford Freeway early Sunday morning to investigate a suspected shooting near 115th Street.




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