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 first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.
Broadway in Chicago hosts its annual free concert in Millennium Park on Monday night, and one of the musicals that will be showcased has never been seen anywhere before.
Parents and community leaders on the South Side have taken a drastic step as they promote their vision for the future of a Washington Park neighborhood school that closed at the end of last school year.
A southwest suburban school district likely will close one of its four schools at the end of the upcoming school year, after falling far short of enrollment expectations.
Twenty-five years is just a drop in the bucket for a 65-million-year-old fossil, but it’s still a big milestone for the Field Museum, which is celebrating what it calls “unearth day” for Sue the T-Rex.
The Adler Planetarium is offering front row seats to watch the Perseid meteor shower Wednesday night.
Though gas prices have been plummeting nationally, drivers in the Chicago area suddenly have seen a major bump at the pump.
Gas prices normally spike during the summer driving season, but this year they have been plummeting.
Retired FBI agent Zack Shelton collaborated with investigative reporter and playwright Hillel Levin on “Assassination Theater,” a new play that makes the case that the late Chicago crime boss Tony Accardo and some of his fellow mobsters were behind the killing of the president.
Parents of special-needs children in Illinois will soon get some relief from the financial burden of the care their kids require.
Starting today, Chicago’s most famous statues will talk to you. More than 30 of the city’s most famous statues and sculptures will tell their stories, with the help of celebrity voices.
Workplace expert John Challenger – CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas – said Silicon Valley companies like Netflix are competing against each other for the best and brightest employees, so they’re raising the stakes.
As colleges gear up for a new school year, the Cook County Sheriff’s office is offering them guidance on how to deal with cases of rape on campus, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Two thousand rare Barbie dolls, from the estate of a Zion woman, are up for auction, starting today, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Friday marks 30 years since one of the biggest fires in Chicago-area history.
Over the years, College of Lake County sociologists John and Maria Tenuto have been doing a scholarly study of all things “Star Trek.”
Ron Bliwas partnered with another Shoah Foundation veteran, videographer Dan Gelfond and they formed the company, Personal History Interviews.
Volunteers in Plainfield are getting ready for what amounts to a huge garage sale, but WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports it’s one where everything is free for the taking.
Far west suburban Sycamore is one of the few places left where a penny still buys you a legal parking space, but Sycamore Police parking enforcement officer Giovanni Serra said it’s getting harder to maintain their penny parking meters.
A Chicago animal hospital is looking for children who’d like to learn more about pet care, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.