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.
It may be snowing and cold but that does not mean it isn’t golfing weather. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports some braved the elements to play a round Sunday.
The attorney for the family of a man struck and killed by a Wheeling police officer claims new video casts doubt on the officer’s version of events.
The CTA’s largest union has endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in the mayor’s race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Some members of Chicago’s Pakistani-American community came out to the loop today to protest the Taliban’s attack on a school in Pakistan earlier this month.
Among the thousands of people hoping for a Christmas present from Governor Quinn in the form of clemency is a Chicago man who’s been in prison for more than two decades, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Chicago’s archbishop spent part of his Christmas Eve with sick children and their families who can’t be home for the holiday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Police officers in Aurora and Gary were giving out toys instead of tickets to some lucky drivers Tuesday afternoon.
A west-suburban businessman is doing his part to make sure kids in need have toys this Christmas, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Chicago police officers were spreading holiday cheer today to families in blue. But, as WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports, they did it with heavy hearts following the attack on two New York officers Saturday.
Opponents of Chicago’s red light cameras have a new ally – Mayoral Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports he’s calling for them to stop issuing tickets.
More than a week after a Chicago Heights man was shot while doing dishes, police are still looking for who killed him. WBBM’S Nancy Harty reports, they got some help Saturday morning from the victim’s family.
Christmas came early Sunday for a west suburban family gearing up for another round of cancer treatment for their five-year-old son.
In the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.
Once again, Western Avenue from the South Side of Chicago to the north was packed with motorcycles today for the 37th annual Toys for Tots Parade.
In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS on this World AIDS day, the city of Chicago was giving out free condoms Monday.
The busiest air travel day of the year is living up to its reputation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.
Hundreds of people got into the Thanksgiving spirit Sunday morning on Chicago’s Near West Side by putting together baskets of food for people in need.
Thousands of people came downtown this chilly November morning to run or walk – and then eat.
One western suburb has moved millions of dollars it had invested with an Oak Brook firm that has been scammed, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.