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.
After a failed 24-hour strike last week, activists from the taxi industry took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, protesting what they say is preferential treatment for rival ride-sharing companies.
The remains of the youngest Catholic saint have been brought to a church in Chicago, as part of a national tour. Over the 24 hours that St. Maria Goretti’s body will be on display, several thousand of the faithful were expected to pass through the doors of St. John Cantius Church.
The EF-4 tornado that hit Fairdale on April 9 has been described as the area’s greatest natural disaster in generations.
A group of Bensenville residents has sued the city of Chicago, seeking to force the city to buy their homes, because of a spike in jet noise from nearby O’Hare International Airport.
If the skies are clear this coming Sunday night, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports you’ll be able to watch a total lunar eclipse over the Chicago area.
A new state-by-state study has found Illinois just about in the middle of the pack when it comes to the percentage of the population that’s obese.
On the North Shore, opponents are gearing up for a fight against what they call a “big box” school campus.
Representatives from Thornton Township said they believe the reaction of the city of Charleston and the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a hate-fueled mass murder in June qualifies them for the Nobel Peace Prize.
It’s only Labor Day but, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet is preparing for an annual Christmas tradition reports WBBM’s Regine Schlseinger.
In this digital age, John Arnsdorff is helping music lovers listen the old-fashioned way, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
At the end of the season, any student who has attended all six home games, and stayed to the end, will have a chance to win free tuition for the spring semester. One qualifying student will be chosen at random.
Lake County health officials are reaching out to thousands of households in the northern suburbs in order to piece together a profile of the community’s health, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
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.