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.
A proposal to rename a major thoroughfare on Chicago’s South Side has some brought some mixed reactions.
DuPage County is seeing a spike in heroin deaths, and the man who sees most of those victims is trying to educate people of the drug’s evils.
After talking to six persons of interest and conducting many interviews, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has decided there is insufficient evidence to move forward with charges, according to a spokesman.
Following a funeral mass at St. Raymond de Penafort Church in Mount Prospect, dozens of mourners went to All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines for the burial of seven babies abandoned by their mothers.
Rival gangs came together yesterday at St. Sabina’s in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood to shoot hoops, not bullets.
State law currently caps the number of special needs kids in classes catered to them (varies depending on disability), as well as requiring no more than 30 percent special ed students in general classes.
Reverend Jesse Jackson applauds Mayor Emanuel’s apology for the actions of former police Commander John Burge but says much more is needed from the City. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.
The Botanic Garden has offered horticulture therapy for more than 30 years, to provide comfort and stress relief through gardening for veterans, the elderly, and the disabled.
The rise and fall of one of a key Illinois political insider and power broker now behind bars on corruption charges is the basis for a new theater production in Chicago this fall.
Gov. Pat Quinn appears happy about the progress state lawmakers have been making on pension reforms.
You may be surprised to hear that Illinois doesn’t require kids to be in school until age seven, but, as WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports, that’s about to change.
It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.
Chicago Police have arrested a teenager who they say stole a tourist’s iPhone on the lakefront this weekend, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Only two states got failing grades from the group Families for Better Care.
Protesters gathered outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon demanding undocumented immigrants be allowed to get in line for organ transplants.
A canine police officer from the central Illinois town of Peru was killed last night while responding to a call, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A new set of laws aims to help people who’ve served prison time find work reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A state lawmaker thinks the Metra chairman’s violation of a ban on outside government pay should be the last straw for the entire Metra board.
Standing before some of the more than 4,000 guns seized by Chicago Police this year, Superintendent Garry McCarthy outlined four cases where men picked up for unlawful use of a weapon later became victims.
Some Chicago kids can skip the back to school shopping, thanks to generous donations, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.