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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.


Protesters Call For West Side Plant To Be Punished For Polluting

Protesters want environmental watchdogs to punish a manufacturer on Chicago’s west side that they say is polluting, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

With Clock Ticking, Catholic School Slated To Close Is Halfway To Fundraising Goal

With less than a week to go in their efforts to raise $400,000, Our Lady of Victory Elementary School is rallying, says Principal Jennifer Hodge.


This female Doberman escaped from Midway Airport while being transported. (Illinois Doberman Rescue)

Rescued Doberman Escapes At Midway Airport

The brown Doberman, named Madison, slipped out of her harness while a volunteer was walking her ahead of a long car ride.


A Chicago traffic scene. (CBS)

Declining Revenue Has Long Grove Considering Plan To Privatize Roads

Declining revenue has an affluent northern suburb moving toward privatizing its roads, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Bryce Laspisa.

Tip Line Established For Naperville HS Grad Missing In California For 4 Months

The search for a missing Naperville Central graduate is taking a different tack more than four months after he disappeared in Southern California.


Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Catholics Get First Look At Cardinal’s Letter On Sex Abuse Cases

Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese are getting their first look this morning at a letter from Cardinal George about sex abuse by priests.


Cold Thermometer

OEMC Warns Chicago Residents To Avoid Going Outside If Possible

The City of Chicago has extended the hours for warming shelters during the winter storm and is urging residents to help each other during this dangerous winter storm.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Urges New Year’s Eve Party-Goers To Stay Safe

As you finalize New Year’s Eve plans, Chicago’s top cop reminds you to figure out how you’ll get home, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Pile of cash (CBS)

Atheist Group Hopes 3rd Time’s A Charm For $3,000 Donation

You’d think finding someone to take a check for $3,000 – no strings attached – would be an easy task, but a local atheist group recently found itself rejected twice by government boards in the North Shore when it tried to make a donation.


A firefighter drops off toys at Illinois Masonic Hospital. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Firefighters Bring Toys To Kids In The Hospital

Chicago firefighters helped spread some holiday cheer to kids in the hospital this Christmas Eve, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Jim Lovell

Former Astronaut Re-Enacts Apollo 8 Broadcast At MSI

Apollo Eight astronaut James Lovell helped re-enact the famous Christmas Eve broadcast as the capsule orbited the moon in 1968, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


A police officer talks with a motorist Sunday about an attack in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. (CBS)

Police Canvass Neighborhood Where Girl Was Attacked

The crime outraged Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, who vowed the department will solve the crime.


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Picks Up Endorsement From Cook County GOP

For the first time in more than 25 years, the Cook County Republican Party has made an endorsement in the governor’s race before the primary, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


A Christmas tree  outside St. Sabina remembering children lost to gun violence. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Christmas Tree At St. Sabina Remembers Children Killed By Guns

A Christmas tree outside St. Sabina is both sweet and somber. In addition to garlands and lights are ornaments adorned with photos of children who have been killed by guns.


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Soldier Returns From Afghanistan To Surprise Kids During The Holidays

Dominic Rivera’s jaw dropped when he saw his dad, Army Sgt. John Rivera, walk into the gym at Central Middle School in Tinley Park Friday afternoon.


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Aurora Police Searching For Three Suspects In Home Invasion

Aurora police are looking for the public’s help in finding the men who held a teen at gunpoint during a home invasion this morning. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


ComEd Power Yard

ComEd To Increase Rate For Electricity Delivery Charge By $340 Million

The increase amounts to about $5.50 per customer and is on delivery charges so it doesn’t matter if you have another electric supplier.


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Suburban Ski Resort Takes Advantage Of Snow, Cold

While many of us were cursing the weather last week, a west suburban ski resort was making good use out of the cold snap.


A family visits with Santa Claus at the Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Ronald McDonald House Holds Christmas Party For 250 Kids

Santa paid a visit today to some children who are happy to be celebrating Christmas out of the hospital, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Santa drinking beer.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Does Your Kid Have A Santa Phobia? Expert Offers Tips To Calm Children

Social worker Ellen Rosendale suggests you prep your child by talking about what Santa looks like and what to expect.