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.

83 people came out Sunday for the Eskimo Open at Coh Hill in Lemont. (Credit: Chris Poolitsan

Golfers Brave Cold Snow For Eskimo Open At Cog Hill

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.

01/04/2015

Video from Wheeling squad car that hit and killed a man. The family attorney says the video cast doubt's on the officer's account. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Attorney Says Dash Cam Video Disputes Wheeling Police Officer’s Account Of Fatal Crash

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.

12/29/2014

Garcia accepting the endorsement of the ATU Local 308 union. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

CTA’s Largest Union Endorses Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia For Mayor

The CTA’s largest union has endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in the mayor’s race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/28/2014

Pakistani-Americans protested the recent attack on a school by the Taliban. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Pakistani-Americans March Downtown To Protest Taliban Attack On School

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.

12/27/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Chicago Man In Prison For Two Decades Hopes For Clemency Request From Gov. Quinn

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.

12/24/2014

Archbishop Blase Cupich accepts the crozier of former Cardinal Francis Mundelein at Holy Name Cathedral. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Visits Sick Kids At Lurie Children’s Hospital

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.

12/24/2014

Aurora police gave out cards and Christmas presents instead of tickets. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Aurora, Gary Police Officers Give Out Toys Instead Of Tickets

Police officers in Aurora and Gary were giving out toys instead of tickets to some lucky drivers Tuesday afternoon.

12/23/2014

Inside Anderson's Coins and Collectibles in St. Charles. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

West Suburban Store Owner Offers Toys To Needy Families

A west-suburban businessman is doing his part to make sure kids in need have toys this Christmas, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/23/2014

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cops Spread Holiday Cheer With Heavy Hearts

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.

12/21/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia Calls For Moratorium On Red Light Camera Tickets

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.

12/21/2014

A bullet hole in the home of Juan Ortiz, who was killed on December 11. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Family Of Murdered Chicago Heights Man Canvasses Area For Information On Killer

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.

12/20/2014

Christmas Without Cancer volunteers delivering gifts to the Ellis family. (Credit: Bill Figel, Figel Public Relations LLC)

Christmas Comes Early For Five-Year-Old Suburban Kid With Cancer

Christmas came early Sunday for a west suburban family gearing up for another round of cancer treatment for their five-year-old son.

12/14/2014

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Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of Force

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.

12/11/2014

One of the thousands of motorcycles taking part in the annual Toys for Tots Parade. (Credit; Nancy Harty)

Thousands Of Motorcycles Ride Down Western For Annual Toys For Tots Parade

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.

12/07/2014

City health department workers handed out the free condoms at a handful of L stops. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

City Health Workers Hand Out Free Condoms On World AIDS Day

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.

12/01/2014

The security line at Midway Airport on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Long Security Lines Reported At Midway On Busiest Air Travel Day Of The Year

The busiest air travel day of the year is living up to its reputation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

11/30/2014

Young adults with autism learn gardening, communications, and vocational skills at an urban farm in the Illinois Medical District. (Credit: Growing Solutions Farm)

Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults

Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.

11/26/2014

Volunteers assembled Thanksgiving baskets for 1,500 families. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Thanksgiving Baskets For Needy Families

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.

11/23/2014

Runners enjoy hot chocolate and fondue in Grant Park after the race. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Thousands Run Downtown In Hot Chocolate 15k And 5k

Thousands of people came downtown this chilly November morning to run or walk – and then eat.

11/09/2014

Money

Hanover Park Moves Money Out Of Investment Firm Hit By Fake Loan Scam

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.

11/08/2014

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