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Regine Schlesinger

schlessinger250 Regine SchlesingerHi! 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.

"Smokefall" at Goodman Theatre. (Credit; Goodman Theatre)

Goodman Theatre Turns 90 Years Young

Chicago’s oldest theater company is celebrating its 90th season.

09/18/2014

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Schaumburg Considers Limits On Roadside Memorials

You’ve no doubt seen them – makeshift memorials that pop up on roads where someone’s been killed in a crash.

09/17/2014

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Four With Chicago Ties Among MacArthur Grant Winners

Professors at three Illinois universities and a playwright with ties to Chicago are among this year’s winners of the MacArthur Foundation’s so-called “genius grants.”

09/17/2014

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Expert: Gas Prices Expected To Fall As Summer Ends

You might be sad to see the warm days of summer drawing to a close, but, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports the change of seasons brings good news for consumers.

09/15/2014

Marijuana strains are displayed at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Illinois To Start Accepting Medical Marijuana Applications From Patients, Businesses

In September and October, the state will take applications from patients whose last names begin with the letters A through L. Then, in November and December, those whose names go from M through Z, can apply.

09/01/2014

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Joffrey Ballet To Livestream Rehearsal Of Swan Lake On Youtube Thursday

Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet is doing something tomorrow no other ballet company has ever done, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/20/2014

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Fight Over Proposed Annex At Lincoln Park School To Go To Court

The battle over a proposed annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school goes back to court Tuesday after opponents lost a battle at City Hall last week.

08/18/2014

Cheeser, a pit bull mix, was stolen from the South Suburban Humane Society. (Supplied Photo)

Dog Recovered After Being Stolen From Animal Shelter

On Thursday afternoon, the Humane Society reported on its Facebook page that Cheeser had been recovered.

08/14/2014

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Bears Remind Fans Of Soldier Field Bag Restrictions

If you’re planning to go to Soldier Field for the Bears’ second preseason game Thursday night, the Bears want you to remember new security rules that took effect last year, WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports.

08/14/2014

The crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.  (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

45 Years Ago Today: Apollo 11 Astronauts Get Ticker Tape Parade In Chicago

On Aug. 13, 1969, jubilant Chicagoans packed LaSalle Street to celebrate the historic achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

08/13/2014

The musical ended its run in Chicago last Saturday after grossing $20 million. (Credit: Amy Boyle Photography)

Motown The Musical Leaves Chicago After Successful Run

The cast and crew of Motown the Musical have packed up and left Chicago after winding up a successful run.

08/11/2014

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Is Chicago’s Water System Vulnerable To Leaks?

Last week, it was a water pollution problem in Toledo, Ohio. Today, residents of Bay City, Michigan are being told to conserve water while crews search for the source of a leak that’s draining the system.

08/11/2014

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Police Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Identity Theft For New College Students

The police chief of a local community college was advising parents of children headed off to college for the first time to have some conversations about safety first.

08/07/2014

Marilyn Jean Hartman (Credit: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

Former Chicago Resident Stows Away On California Flight

Investigators in California were looking into how a former Chicago resident managed to board and stow away on a commercial airliner earlier this week.

08/07/2014

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After Mom Saved By Stem Cell Transplant, Son Donates His Own

Joanne Sullivan received a life-saving stem cell transplant from an anonymous donor in Germany two-and-a-half years ago, after she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer.

08/06/2014

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Support Group Seeks To Help Hoarders Find Cause Of Their Compulsion

Health officials in southwest suburban Grundy County have begun reaching out to people known as hoarders, to provide help for a relatively rare mental health disorder.

08/05/2014

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Evanston Man Dies In Apparent Accident With Loaded Shotgun

An Evanston man is dead in what appears to have been a tragic accident, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/04/2014

Lake Point Tower, Chicago (Credit: Elliot Mandel)

Made In Chicago: Photographer Elliot Mandel

As a passionate musician, Elliot Mandel has carved out a niche in Chicago’s community of photographers, reports Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.

07/21/2014

Participants run away from Victoriano del Rio Cortes' bulls during the third bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 9, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups (Photo credit: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cicero To Host Its Own Running Of The Bulls This Weekend

If you can’t get to Spain, the running of the bulls comes to the Chicago-area this Saturday, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

07/09/2014

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Salon Offering Free Wedding Gowns To Military Brides

A bridal shop in northwest Indiana this week is showing its gratitude to members of the military.

07/07/2014

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