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.
Activists hoping to erect a monument to civil rights pioneer and suffragette Ida B. Wells have raised more than $2,400 through a crowdfuding effort, hoping to build a statue at the former public housing site that once bore her name.
The 1950s-style diner has been a staple for Chicago tourists, who get a kick out of the servers’ snarky comments as they serve up burgers, fries, and milkshakes.
There was some wagging and barking and maybe even some drooling at some local church services today.
Ten thousand of the 45,000 runners registered for the marathon are charity runners, raising funds for 190 causes across the city, state and globe. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.
The head of a prisoners’ rights group weighs in on the revolving door at the Illinois Department of Corrections, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
(CBS) — Pope Francis’ pledge to protect children from sexual abuse by priests and to hold accountable those responsible did not win over the head of a local survivors group. The pope talking with sex […]
The Chicago Marathon is still two weeks away, but thousands of runners raced along the southern part Lake Shore Drive Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Crystal Lake South High School must tear down the 55-foot-tall bleachers it built on the west side of its football field, after the Illinois Supreme Court sided with the neighbors in a dispute over whether the district needed permits for the structure.
Dancers waited nervously at the ballet company’s Loop studios as others performed in front of staff – girls wearing black leotards and white tights, and boys also dressed in black and white.
A pay hike for jurors leaves McHenry County scrambling to cover costs. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports the county board is slated to vote Tuesday night on transferring funds.
More Chicago police officers are getting new bulletproof vests today, thanks to donations from a non-profit.
Organizers had beautiful weather for Chicago’s 46th annual Mexican Independence Day Parade through Little Village on Sunday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Nothing says back to school like a new haircut and school supplies. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports some kids in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood got them Sunday, but not where you’d think.
Friends and family gathered to pay respects and say goodbye to the daughter of anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A South Side man is expected to appear in bond court today on dog fighting charges, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Police are searching a car found in the western suburbs Sunday night that’s believed to be connected to a violent attack on a woman in Willowbrook Saturday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The lakefront downtown this morning was awash in wetsuits and spandex as an estimated seven thousand athletes participated in the Chicago Triathlon.
AT&T’s new “Digital You” program aims to instruct people how to avoid trolls and bullies online.
Today’s killing of a Virginia reporter and cameraman on live tv allegedly by a former co-worker reminds us of the dangers that go along with contentious firings.
It’s now up to a federal judge to decide whether Chicago police officers will get paid overtime for answering calls, emails and texts on their department-issued smartphones when they’re off duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.