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.

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Mount Sinai Partnering With Anti-Violence Group CeaseFire

A new program will soon offer shooting victims at one Chicago emergency room more than just medical care.


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Public Housing Advocates Take Over Vacant Units At Lathrop Homes To Protest Redevelopment Plan

Public housing residents and their supporters are taking over some vacant units in the Lathrop Homes in an effort to get more details and affordable housing about a redevelopment plan.


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Blackhawks, Wild Holding Auction To Help Young Hockey Player Who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild are working together ahead of Sunday night’s game to help out an amateur player who injured his spinal cord during a game last month.


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Scholarship Fund Helps Illinois Veterans And Their Families Pay For School

Illinois veterans and their families looking for help paying for school have until the end of this month to apply for scholarships.


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Father Of Slain 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee Charged In Shooting That Left 3 Wounded

The father of nine-year-old murder victim Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting three people last week, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Law Enforcement Officials Call On Springfield To Pass Budget

The lack of a state budget and subsequent drop in social services is leaving law enforcement without vital help in keeping kids out of trouble, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Highland Park Helping Residents Get Rid Of Unwanted Hoverboards

If stories of hoverboards catching fire have you rethinking that holiday gift you gave your child, how do you get rid of them?


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Former Governor Pat Quinn Endorses Kim Foxx In Cook County State’s Attorney Race

Former Governor Pat Quinn is picking sides in the Cook County state’s attorney race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Police Investigate Report Of Shooting On Bishop Ford Freeway

State Police shut down part of the Bishop Ford Freeway early Sunday morning to investigate a suspected shooting near 115th Street.


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Nearly Two-Year Investigation Leads To Charges Against 19 Gang Members In Joliet

A series of undercover gun and drug buys mean several Joliet gang members are now off the streets, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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New Trend: Obituaries That Are Irreverent, Political, Even Brash

Parting shots? A death notice for a New Jersey woman last August told people “in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.”


A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Congressman Bob Dold To Introduce Bill Giving State Grants To Increase Access To Heroin Antidote

A north suburban family’s loss may result in a heroin antidote becoming more readily available.


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Riders In Spin Class Raising Funds For Cancer Research

People raising money for cancer research are heading to spin class today.


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Two Chicago Police Officers Injured During NW Side Traffic Stop

Two Chicago Police officers are hospitalized after an early-morning traffic stop on the Northwest Side, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Music Fans Flock To Jazz Record mart In River North Ahead Of Potential Closing

Music fans are flocking to the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago’s River North today as the legendary store gets ready to close its doors, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Adoptions At Anti-Cruelty Society Free On Valentine’s Day

Your Valentine could be waiting for you at the pound. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports the Anti-Cruelty Society is running a special adoption event Sunday.



Expert Says Be Careful To Protect Valentine’s Day Flowers From Cold

The cold weather may take a toll on your Valentine flowers, if you’re not careful about protecting them in these frigid temperatures, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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City Council To Consider Making Tampons Exempt From Sales Tax

The Chicago City Council will debate whether to add tampons to the list of items not subject to local sales tax, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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City Council Passes Watered-Down Ordinance Giving IG Oversight Of Aldermen

The Chicago City Council has approved a watered-down ordinance regarding oversight of aldermen by an inspector general, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Wheaton College, Professor Parting Ways After Comments On Islam

The Wheaton College professor who sparked controversy with comments about Christians and Muslims worshipping the same God is leaving the school, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.




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