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.

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Woman Tries To Find Man Who Bought Her Home Videos At Garage Sale

“Anything monumental, I guess, in a kid’s life is on that video,” Samantha Van Horn said.


3 Weekend Drownings Prompt Warning About Lake Temperature, Conditions

While the weather hasn’t been really warm until recently, that hasn’t stopped people from going into the lake, oftentimes unprepared.


North Shore Playgrounds Donate Old Equipment To Armenia

Several old playgrounds from the northern suburbs were getting new life in part of the former Soviet Union.


Cyclists Take Over Lake Shore Drive For Bike The Drive

Cars took a back seat to bikes this morning as Lake Shore Drive was taken over by cyclists for the annual Bike the Drive.


Cubs, Uber Team Up To Give Young Fan A Birthday Surprise

It’s all part of Uber’s new program, UberWISH, which asked employees to write an essay about a wish they wanted to fulfill.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2017

Some Schools May Not Open Next Year If There’s No State Budget

School may not start on time next fall in districts across the state if lawmakers and the governor don’t pass a budget.


Liver Transplant Patient Has Special Plans To Celebrate One-Year Mark

A south suburban woman plans to celebrate the one-year mark of her organ transplant with another milestone — her wedding!


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 last fall from the pedestrian mall near the former Stuart School, which is being turned into luxury condos. Andy Thayer, […]


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.




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