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.
Cars are driving slowly down Longfellow Avenue as drivers take in and take pictures of the bright orange, yellow and purple stripes that now adorn one side of a home.
Staffers for Lucky Lab Rescue picked up two females and two males – Labrador mixes and one partially paralyzed mutt – at O’hare that were part of the meat trade in South Korea.
After 23 years with the Chicago police department, Officer Richard Wooten retires today, but he says he’s not done working to make the city safer.
Gary police arrested a woman early this morning for what they’re calling a very disturbing crime.
A group of Chicago Democrats in the state legislature is pushing for voters to decide who serves on the school board. Not the mayor.
Urban gardeners are getting an apology after their landlord accidentally destroyed some of their crop in Chicago’s North Center.
WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports their union says that doesn’t bode well for contract talks.
The principal of a Chicago public high school credited with a resurgence has resigned amid an investigation. WBBM’s Nancy Harty talked with a parent who says she experienced some of what allegedly led to the principal’s ouster.
Hundreds of motorcycle riders came out Sunday morning for the 11th annual Ride to Remember honoring fallen Chicago police officers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Two men were killed and a woman was hurt in a shooting early Sunday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Relatives of a Chicago couple murdered decades ago will have to wait even longer to find out if the man convicted of the killings will have his case retried.
Aurora police are looking for two men wanted for attempted abductions of teen girls in separate incidents this month, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A Northwest Side alderman is upset over the city’s move to dig up a popular side street and is calling it the Meigs Field of the 45th Ward, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
If your child starts acting up as soon as you get on your cell phone, a local psychologist says a new survey shows there’s good reason.
Before you sign your son up for fall baseball, you may want to listen to the results of a new study.
If you’re thinking about renting out your place downtown during Lollapalooza in a few weeks, there’s a couple things to consider first. Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself.
Two people were killed and three others, including two police officers, are being treated after a shooting at a home in west suburban River Forest, police said
Staffers at the main library found two dead bedbugs on a table in an isolated room Wednesday night, according to library director Anthony Austin.
A Lombard man has been caught trespassing at a Burr Ridge mansion for the second time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Earlier this month, Chase Knapp bought a scratch off ticket while out getting pet food and quarters for his fiancée.