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.

Follow Nancy on Twitter @newsnance

203 Million Pounds Of Turkey Meat Wasted Each Thanksgiving, Group Says

Don’t cook too much and get creative with leftovers, the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Late Mundelein Teacher Remembered With Cookbook, Scholarship

Jerri Craven taught juniors and seniors how to cook sloppy Joes, Mississippi mud pie and stuffed shells, among other things. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Meeting On ‘Doomsday Clock’ Set For Tuesday

Keepers of the Doomsday Clock are to meet on Tuesday on whether to move to closer to, or further from, global disaster.


Here’s How Not To Let Cubs’ Saturday Loss Get You Down

The key, a local psychiatrist says, is not to let it linger.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2016

Cubs Fans Stock Up On Gear Ahead Of World Series

Cubs fans have been heading to Wrigleyville to buy shirts… and hats… and other gear.


Illinois Politicians Rally To Get Voters To Cast Ballots

Comptroller candidate Susana Mendoza encourages democrats to “vote blue no matter who.”


Suburban Fire Alarm Issues Lead To Extra Fire Crews On Scene

Alarm Detection Systems was prompted Tuesday night to contact local fire departments after their radio network has been facing technical problems, leading to intermittent outages.


Racers Reveal Why They Run The Chicago Marathon

To some, it’s not just about running another race.


Urban League Kids Hosting Water Drive For Flint

As the number of bottled water drives for Flint has slowed to a drip, the Chicago Urban League is hosting one for the next several weeks.


Move To Have All Chicago Patrol Cops Wear Body Cameras Aims To Rebuild Trust

The cameras will be paid for out of the department’s operating budget and grants, according to a press release.


Wheaton Church Holds Prayer Service For Newborn Found Dead On Side Of Road

It’s been a month since the body of a newborn was found on the side of a road in rural DuPage County. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Thousands Attend 47th Annual Mexican Independence Day Parade

Some say it’s a family tradition, part of efforts to keep their culture and ties to Mexico alive.


Chicago Political Analyst, Professor Paul Green Dies at 73

His latest publications, co-authored with Mel Holli, are entitled World War II Chicago and The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, 3rd edition.


Chicago Police Offer Free Back-To-School Haircuts

The Chicago Police Department was offering free back-to-school haircuts today.


Two Men Charged With Fatally Shooting Nykea Aldridge

Two men were charged Sunday morning with the shooting death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge.


Chef Michael Garbin Shops At Farmer’s Market In Federal Plaza

Chef Michael Garbin buys 75 percent of his produce from the farmer’s market in Federal Plaza for Union League Club of Chicago.


Streetwise Vendor Memorialized in Roscoe Village

Three months after his death, neighbors honor Streetwise vendor Dave Urban at his former Roscoe Village post.


Purple Heart Veterans Share Stories For Library Of Congress

As the nation honors wounded and fallen military personnel for Purple Heart Day, several veterans sat down to retell their war stories so they can be recorded in the Library of Congress.


Barbers Unite To Stop Violence In Englewood

It’s an unusual place to get a trim, but dozens of barbers set up shop in a park in Englewood on Sunday.


Illinois Summer Camp Program Unites Jailed Moms With Their Children

The “Mom and Me Summer Camp” began 15 years ago at a downstate prison. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.




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