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 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.
Investigators in California were looking into how a former Chicago resident managed to board and stow away on a commercial airliner earlier this week.
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.
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.
An Evanston man is dead in what appears to have been a tragic accident, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
As a passionate musician, Elliot Mandel has carved out a niche in Chicago’s community of photographers, reports Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.
If you can’t get to Spain, the running of the bulls comes to the Chicago-area this Saturday, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A bridal shop in northwest Indiana this week is showing its gratitude to members of the military.
O’Hare Airport was buzzing Sunday and not just with returning Fourth of July travelers, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Twenty years after a family tragedy tied to the infamous “licenses for bribes” scandal, the Willis family is basking in the limelight.
Two young boys have a date in juvenile court after they were accused of vandalizing a south suburban church, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
After pulling off a stunning upset in the French Open, a tennis player from Englewood gets another shot at making a splash in a major tournament, when she plays her first match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Illinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.
The insurgent violence in Iraq and threats to oil facilities there have pushed the price of crude oil to more than $107 per barrel. That has translated to higher gasoline prices, nowhere higher than Chicago.
The voting is over and the results in, for a unique, new public art project in Chicago and across the country, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Forty-four children across the country died last year, after being left alone in a car on a hot day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the numbers have been rising in recent years, but such deaths are completely preventable.
As crews worked to install the final letter in the TRUMP sign on the Chicago River side of the skyscraper, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office confirmed they were looking at options that could force Trump to take it down, even though he already received city authorization to put it up.
The vision of Beau D’Arcy and his two partners calls for a floating vessel, 300-by-100 feet, almost twice the length of the Odyssey cruiseliner, about a mile offshore in Lake Michigan.
The Chicago Park District is signing up children to take part in an attempt to set a new record for the world’s largest swimming lesson.
On the eve of their graduation, eighth graders at a school in the far west suburbs are mourning the death of one of their classmates reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.