Hi! My name’s Regine Schlesinger and if that rings a bell, it probably means you’ve been listening to WBBM for awhile. I joined Newsradio 780 back in 1973 just after I graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. My first job here was as a writer and producer. Six years later, I began appearing on-air as a reporter and anchor. I’ve been doing that ever since, bringing you the latest news that touches your life.
Over the years, I’ve covered virtually every type of story – from politics to pop trends; from labor strife to lifestyle issues; from health to human interest stories.
I was among the first reporters on the scene of the Loop flood in April, 1992 when the Chicago River literally sprang a leak and inundated the city’s underground freight tunnel system, forcing an evacuation of the entire downtown business area .
Along the way, there have been heart-breaking moments – the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in Chicago, the still-unsolved Tylenol killings and the death of Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, As part of an award-winning team of journalists here at WBBM, I’ve enjoyed a front-row seat to some of the most significant moments in the city’s history and I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as your eyes and ears at the events that affect your lives.
The collection of lights and figures was estimated to be worth $15,000, police say.
Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.
If you have cherished memories from the now-shuttered Kiddieland in Melrose Park, now’s your chance to own a piece of it, if your pockets are deep enough.
A program is expanding in the Chicago-area, in hopes of keeping kids from expanding. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger explains.
Unlike most business owners, Holly and John Schmid wish their market weren’t growing as fast as it is.
It’s a sad day at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The Illinois National Guard remains in shock over the sudden death of a seemingly healthy officer during a fitness exam last Friday. The latest on the story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A Chicago investor is hoping to transform a Detroit eyesore. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.
The Chicago police department is out with its latest crime statistics, showing a significant drop.
Some students at Lincoln Park High School were upset about being forced to comply with the school’s dress code during the extreme heat on Monday and Tuesday.
Until now, students with learning disabilities who wanted to go to a college preparatory high school had no place in Chicago that was dedicated specifically to their needs.
It’s not your father’s tailgate party.
The tall ships will arrive at Navy Pier in the “Parade of Sail” Wednesday afternoon, and stay through Sunday.
Each year, more than 3,000 American children and teenagers die while playing sports from a heart problem they didn’t know they had. Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn is working with the organization, Young Hearts for Life, to prevent such sudden deaths.
A month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher’s Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.
Like his boss, Grant Achatz, in the culinary field, bartender Charles Joly is becoming a star in bartending circles.
A Bon Jovi fan who missed the rocker’s concert at Soldier Field last weekend, is getting a souvenir anyway, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
State Senator Dan Kotowski, a Democrat from Park Ridge and a former gun control lobbyist, wants churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of prayer exempted from places where eligible gun owners will be allowed to carry concealed weapons.
Governor Quinn and Lisa Madigan were together today at an event in Melrose Park, but the two had little to say to or about each other, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.