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.

Pamela J. Christensen (Montgomery Police)

Police: Mom Tried To Kill Her 3 Daughters So They Could Meet Jesus

Pamela J. Christensen, 47 and her three teen daughters were all wearing white when Montgomery police came to their home on Sept. 25.

10/10/2014

The Stouffer family, of Maple Park, is trying to get a sneak preview of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" to finish a family tradition of watching all the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" films together, before Scott Stouffer (far left) dies of cancer. His daughter, Jessy, (right) launched a social media campaign dubbed #HobbitMovieLastRequest.  (Family Photo)

Student’s Wish For Dying Father: Sneak Peek At Final Hobbit Film

Like many people, Jessy Stouffer and her family have a tradition of watching “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” movies around the holidays, but the final installment doesn’t come out until mid-December and the 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student said she’s worried her father won’t live to see it.

10/10/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Former Head Of NRI Defends Program In Front Of Legislative Committee

The former head of an agency that oversaw a controversial anti-violence program is defending it to lawmakers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/08/2014

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Data Breaches Prompting Changes For Credit Cards, Consumers

Security breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s could finally bring some changes to the credit card industry, according to one fraud expert.

09/25/2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Offering Advice To Avoid Becoming Identity Theft Victim

On the heels of Home Depot’s announcement last week of the biggest retail credit breach in history, the Illinois Attorney General is out in the southwest suburbs today talking about identity theft.

09/22/2014

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Morgan Park Residents Upset After Racist Graffiti Spray Painted On Cars, Garage Door

Residents of one South Side neighborhood are upset over racist graffiti that someone has sprayed on their property, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

09/21/2014

Lincoln Park Zoo

Philadelphia Hospital Holds Reunion For Fetal Surgery Patients At Lincoln Park Zoo

About two dozen families gathered this morning for a very special reunion at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

09/21/2014

File photo of girl holding candle at a vigil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Relatives Of Murder Victims Gather For Memorial Service At UIC Forum

Hundreds of relatives of murder victims in Cook County gathered for a memorial service yesterday at the UIC Forum.

09/21/2014

Anita Alvarez

Alvarez Hopes Focus On Domestic Violence Leads To Better Services For Victims

Cook County’s top prosecutor says she hopes the focus on domestic abuse due to problems in the NFL brings changes for victims here, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

09/20/2014

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Wheeling Police Officer On Paid Leave After Fatal Accident

A Wheeling police officer is on paid leave as the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team investigates a fatal crash yesterday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

09/15/2014

Aerial view of the Museum Campus in Chicago, including (top to bottom) Soldier Field, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: CBS)

Park District Seeking Public Input On Future Of Museum Campus

The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.

09/10/2014

(From left to right: Padraic, Grace, Clare, Elizabeth (Betsy) and Aidan. (Credit: Bridget Collins )

Naperville Quintuplets Turning 18

They made headlines with their births and now a set of quintuplets from Naperville are turning 18 Tuesday.

09/08/2014

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Religious Leaders Pray For Safe School Year For Chicago Students

As Chicago Public School students get ready for the start of school Tuesday, religious leaders are praying for a safe year, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/31/2014

Jim Oberweis

Bishop Larry Trotter Endorses Jim Oberweis Over Dick Durbin

The Republican challenging U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has picked up the support of another prominent Chicago African-American clergyman, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/31/2014

Navy Pier

Hispanic Business Owners Gather For Annual Expo

Laura Sanchez, CEO of Swatware, said she considers herself a pioneer, as a Latina running an information technology business.

08/28/2014

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: Suburban Police, Fire Pension Fund Shortfalls Total $3.3 Billion

Police and fire departments across suburban Cook County might be in line for some budget cuts, as huge pension problems loom, according to a report from a government watchdog.

08/06/2014

A SafeCharge cell phone battery charging station at a Chicago bar. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Made In Chicago: SafeCharge

It’s a safe place to charge your cellphone while you’re out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.

08/04/2014

Graves from a 19th century cemetery were found in the back yard of a home in Oak Brook, and will be relocated to another cemetery. (Credit: CBS)

Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook

A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery.

08/01/2014

City Hall

Protest Group: Give All Chicago Workers Paid Sick Days

The group supports an ordinance that was introduced to the Chicago City Council this spring that calls for employers to give all workers — both full and part-time — at least five sick days a year.

07/31/2014

Housing (File photo)

Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing Vouchers

A new report has found the Chicago Housing Authority socked away hundreds millions of dollars in reserves, while thousands of people have waited for housing subsidies.

07/30/2014

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