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.
Summer means no homework and plenty of time to play, but for many local kids it’s also a challenge to find something to eat, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The food is gone; now all that’s left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.
Jeffrey Westerfield, a 19-year veteran of the Gary Police Department, was shot and killed last Sunday.
If you were walking around Lincoln Park earlier this month and thought you heard someone shout something nice, you weren’t imagining things.
Hundreds of drivers who thought they had paid for parking through an app on their smartphones have gotten tickets in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
An argument about a woman using the men’s bathroom along the lakefront last night ended with a Chicago woman’s arrest and her allegations against an off-duty cop, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
One man is dead and two others are injured after three shootings involving Chicago Police Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
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.
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.