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.

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Waukegan Firefighters Rescue Kitten Stuck In Drain Pipe

While Waukegan police continue to investigate the apparent hanging of a cat last week, some firefighters in that same far northern suburb rescued a trapped kitten on Monday.


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New Law Expands Background Checks For Student Teachers

When education majors return to Illinois colleges and universities in the new year, they’ll have to submit to sweeping criminal background checks before student teaching.


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Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Supplying 1,000 Officers With New Bulletproof Vests

One thousand Chicago police officers were receiving new bulletproof vests on Monday, as part of an ongoing fundraising effort by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.


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Man Wounded In Wrigleyville Shootout Involving Chicago Police Officers

Chicago police are investigating a shooting in Wrigleyville early Sunday morning that involved some officers and left one person wounded.


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Tinley Park Charity Delivering Gifts To Families In Need

Santa Claus is coming to town a bit early for some needy families in southwest suburban Tinley Park.


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Illinois Democrats Say Congress Should Reconsider Gun Restrictions To Fight Terrorism

Some Illinois Democrats suggest Congress reconsider restrictions on gun sales as way to prevent terrorist attacks.


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Alvarez Says She Has “No Intentions Of Resigning”

Amid mounting pressure for her to resign, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is standing firm in her defense of how her office handled the Laquan McDonald case, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Attorney General Lisa Madigan Calls For Federal Investigation Of Chicago Police Department

The state’s top lawyer is joining the voices calling for a federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Mother Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Calls For Release Of Dashcam Footage

Now that the city has released the Laquan McDonald video, the mother of another male killed by Chicago police wants his video released too, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Volunteers Prepare Donations To Needy Families

Some very grateful people came out to a west side warehouse this morning for the seventh annual Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and they were the ones preparing donations, not receiving them.


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Children’s Hospital At UIC Holds Thanksgiving Party For Pediatric Cancer Patients, Families

The event was at the school’s student center, just blocks from the hospital where so many of them have spent a lot of time dealing with very serious issues.


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Parents Press Chicago School Board Over Carbon Monoxide Leak At NW Side School

People upset over a carbon monoxide leak at a Northwest Side school that sent dozens of students to the hospital took their frustrations to the Chicago Board of Education today.


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Lyric Plays “La Marseillaise” Before Opening Of The Merry Widow

Last night’s opening at the Lyric Opera brought some in the audience to tears, but it was more about current events than the performance.


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After Church Destroyed By Fire, Woodlawn Parish Finds Temporary Home Thanks To Neighboring Church

Members of a Woodlawn parish gathered for mass this morning in a new space after a fire last month severely damaged their church.


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Kirk Joins Thousands In Stair Climb Up Willis Tower

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk joined thousands of others in climbing the Willis Tower this morning to raise money for the group that helped him recover from a stroke.


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Fire Destroys Memorial For Murdered 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee

The Chicago Fire Department is investigating an early-morning fire in the alley where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was shot and killed last week, reports WBBM Nancy Harty.


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Police: Bolingbrook Man Dead After Accidentally Shooting Self While Driving

A Bolingbrook man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while driving, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Thousands Run In Englewood For Ditch The Weight And Guns 5k

An estimated three thousand runners and walkers came out for a 5k in Chicago this morning that’s a little different than your typical weekend race.


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Special Six Flags Fan Gets Big Halloween Surprise

Six Flags Great America came through for a Glenview woman on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for her special needs son.


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Two Gang Members Sentenced In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Six-Year-Old Girl

A judge has sentenced two gang members convicted of the fatal shooting a six-year-old girl as she sat on her front steps with her family, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.




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