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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.

A person was shot by police Friday night near Berenice and Cicero avenues. | photo from Network Video Productions

1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Police-Involved Shootings

One man is dead and two others are injured after three shootings involving Chicago Police Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/05/2014

(Photo Credit: The Field Museum's Facebook)

Field Museum Celebrates Anniversary Of First Ferris Wheel Ride

You won’t get to go for a spin, but the Field Museum is celebrating today the world’s first Ferris Wheel ride, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/21/2014

Food Bank

Thousands Walk Along Lakefront To Fight Hunger

Thousands of people came out to Chicago’s lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.

06/21/2014

A youngster works a computer tablet. (CBS)

Sports Executives: Social Media Making Ticket Sales A Bigger Challenge

The couch versus the stadium; that’s the challenge facing many sports teams when trying to get more fans in the seats.

06/17/2014

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Illinois Earthquake Simulation To Test State’s Preparedness

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.

06/16/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Lawmakers Grill Reps From Anti-Violence Program At Hearing

Illinois lawmakers grilled representatives of Governor Quinn’s $55 million controversial anti-violence program during a hearing Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

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Boaters Urged To Check Vessels For Electrical Problems

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.

05/21/2014

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Guardian Angels Assist In Search For West Pullman Rapist

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.

05/21/2014

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his third period goal with teammates against the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Sustained Success Draws Comparisons To Bulls’ Dynasty

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.

05/19/2014

An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on May 18, 2014.  (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago 4th Grader Raising Funds For Bosnian Flooding Victims

A Chicago fourth grader is raising money for flooding victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

05/18/2014

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Group Of Chicago-Area Nuns Pressuring Congress On Immigration Reform

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.

05/17/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Towers Survivor Has Mixed Emotions About New 9/11 Museum

Joe Dittmar, formerly of Aurora, was on the 105th floor of the south tower on September 11, 2001.

05/15/2014

Empty Classroom

Report: Segregation Returning To Schools

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.

05/15/2014

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

DuPage Considering Lifting Video Gambling Ban

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.

05/14/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
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TSA Worker Receives ‘Award Of Valor’ For Saving Woman Who Fell On CTA Tracks

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.

05/14/2014

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Englewood Resident Touts Benefits Of Her Neighborhood

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.

05/13/2014

Former Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore gives a speech during Abu Dhabi Ascent event, a ministerial meeting to prepare for a September 2014 climate change summit in New York. (Photo credit: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore Accuses GOP Of ‘Enforced Orthodoxy’ To Deny Climate Change

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.

05/13/2014

Any adult with a library card can take out the robots. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Google, Chicago Public Libraries Partner To Offer Robots That Teach Programming

In addition to the standard books and movies, you can now check out at Chicago Public Libraries small robots that teach computer programming.

05/10/2014

Pumps that push 20 thousand gallons of water through Buckingham Fountain. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Park District Turns On Buckingham Fountain

You know summer is just around the corner when the Chicago Park District turns on Buckingham Fountain which it did Saturday morning.

05/10/2014

James R. Thompson Center

Thompson Center Food Service Workers Seek Quinn’s Help Keeping Jobs

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.

05/09/2014

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