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.
Thousands of people came out to Chicago’s lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.
The couch versus the stadium; that’s the challenge facing many sports teams when trying to get more fans in the seats.
The biggest earthquake on the continent was in Illinois, so public safety agencies are running a simulation this week to make sure the state is prepared, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Illinois lawmakers grilled representatives of Governor Quinn’s $55 million controversial anti-violence program during a hearing Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard and others were warning boaters along Lake Michigan and elsewhere about a hidden danger in the water.
The suspect attacked each woman from behind, and showed or implied he had a handgun. He covered each victim’s head with a piece of clothing, and forced them into a vehicle, where he raped them.
With the Blackhawks off to a strong start in the Western Conference Final, some fans see the team following the pattern of another Chicago sports juggernaut.
A Chicago fourth grader is raising money for flooding victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
A group of nuns from the Chicago area are hoping they can push Congress to pass immigration reform at last, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Joe Dittmar, formerly of Aurora, was on the 105th floor of the south tower on September 11, 2001.
It has been has been 60 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court “Brown vs. Board of Education” ruling barring state-sponsored segregation of schools, but segregation has returned in many places, including Chicago.
Five years after the DuPage County Board banned video gaming machines, they could soon be coming to an establishment near you, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A TSA employee who jumped in front of a CTA Blue Line train last month to save a woman who’d fallen on the tracks was being honored by the Department of Homeland Security.
An Englewood resident, sick of all the bad news about her neighborhood, has launched an effort to promote the good things about her South Side community.
Former Vice President Al Gore implored a local crowd to get involved in efforts to address climate change in a speech at the University of Chicago on Monday.
In addition to the standard books and movies, you can now check out at Chicago Public Libraries small robots that teach computer programming.
You know summer is just around the corner when the Chicago Park District turns on Buckingham Fountain which it did Saturday morning.
Employees who work at the various fast food stands at The Great State Fare food court in the basement of the Thompson Center are worried they’ll lose their jobs when their employer, Sodexo, moves out of the state government building hands over the reins of the food court to a new management company.
Thousands of athletes and their coaches marched into Soldier Field on Tuesday for the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics Chicago spring games.
The public can now see files of priests from the Diocese of Joliet accused of sexually abusing children thanks to a lawsuit by one of the victims, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.