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.
WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with one union member who plans to go to his classroom instead.
Some patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago had a special visitor this Easter.
Hundreds of kids made quick work of an Easter egg hunt in a South Loop park Saturday afternoon.
A local youth performance group has been invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday for the third time.
A new program will soon offer shooting victims at one Chicago emergency room more than just medical care.
Public housing residents and their supporters are taking over some vacant units in the Lathrop Homes in an effort to get more details and affordable housing about a redevelopment plan.
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild are working together ahead of Sunday night’s game to help out an amateur player who injured his spinal cord during a game last month.
Illinois veterans and their families looking for help paying for school have until the end of this month to apply for scholarships.
The father of nine-year-old murder victim Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting three people last week, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The lack of a state budget and subsequent drop in social services is leaving law enforcement without vital help in keeping kids out of trouble, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
If stories of hoverboards catching fire have you rethinking that holiday gift you gave your child, how do you get rid of them?
Former Governor Pat Quinn is picking sides in the Cook County state’s attorney race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
State Police shut down part of the Bishop Ford Freeway early Sunday morning to investigate a suspected shooting near 115th Street.
A series of undercover gun and drug buys mean several Joliet gang members are now off the streets, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Parting shots? A death notice for a New Jersey woman last August told people “in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.”
A north suburban family’s loss may result in a heroin antidote becoming more readily available.
People raising money for cancer research are heading to spin class today.
Two Chicago Police officers are hospitalized after an early-morning traffic stop on the Northwest Side, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Music fans are flocking to the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago’s River North today as the legendary store gets ready to close its doors, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Your Valentine could be waiting for you at the pound. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports the Anti-Cruelty Society is running a special adoption event Sunday.