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.
It wasn’t the usual suspects at an immigration reform event at St. Ignatius School on the Near West Side Monday morning, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Special Olympics, which hosts competitive games for disabled Americans, says the R-word stands for “retard” or “retarded.” Spokeswoman Michele Evans said, even if it’s not intended to, it causes pain to those with intellectual and development disabilities.
The sheriff’s office says last year judges in Cook County ordered 70 percent more defendants to stay at home and wear ankle bracelets than the year before.
Automated license plate readers (ALPRs) consist of a camera used to scan the license plate of every passing car. That number then is recorded and stored indefinitely.
Here’s something to get you thinking about summer: planners already are putting together fireworks shows for Independence Day.
Like the song from its current production, “La Cage Aux Folles,” for the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, the best of times is now.
Roy Rauch, 58, allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Seminole County, Florida in August 2011. Charles Long Jr., 36, was riding his bike the wrong way on a road in Sanford, Florida, when Rauch allegedly struck him with his 2004 Ford pickup truck, and fled the scene.
Ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, the Better Business Bureau was warning about scammers who prey on people looking for love.
The mother and fiancée of Officer Clifton Lewis accepted his posthumous Medal of Valor, awarded by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Illinois has been dragging its feet on federal security rules for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires state officials to verify birth certificates through the Electronic Verification of Vital Events system in order to meet federal security and anti-terrorism guidelines.
If you think you can sing like Carole King, the producers of the musical “Beautiful” want to listen to you, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Administrators at Lemont High School expect classes will resume tomorrow after a burst pipe caused flood damage over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Evanston is getting tough with property owners who still haven’t shoveled the snow from Sunday’s blizzard, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A group of students from Kankakee has been preparing a retirement gift for David Letterman, hoping to appear on one of his final shows before he retires from the Late Show on CBS in May.
For parents who did have to go to work today, finding child care at the last moment was a challenge, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Artists have been creating mosaics for 5,000 years but the only U.S. school for mosaic art is here in Chicago.
The head of a victims’ rights group said she’s horrified by what one Chicago restaurant is doing for this year’s Restaurant Week.
As world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Chicago woman who survived the notorious Nazi extermination camp is recalling her painful memories. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The city of Chicago is starting to get reports of potholes cropping up, but, very few, compared with this time last year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A support group is trying to encourage more Chicago women to become this generation’s Rosie The Riveter.