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.

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Doctors, Activists Call For Banning Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals

Several doctors and consumer advocates in Chicago on Thursday warned there’s a much bigger threat to Americans’ health than Ebola: drug-resistant bacteria.

10/23/2014

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Morton Grove Recruiting Dog Walkers To Help Fight Crime

Morton Grove is the latest Chicago suburb to join a national program that trains people to take a bite out of crime while they’re walking their dogs, WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports.

10/22/2014

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Lakeview Man To Run Chicago Marathon Barefoot

A Chicago man will be running his first marathon this weekend and he’s doing it in an unusual way, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

10/08/2014

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival. (Credit: highwoodpumpkinfest.com.

Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival To Raise Funds For Autism Society Of Illinois

The organizers of the annual Pumpkin Festival in Highwood have a new goal this year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

10/06/2014

Actress Sarah Goldberg, who went by the stage name Sarah Danielle Madison (Credit: Facebook)

Chicago Actress Sarah Goldberg Dies

Sarah Goldberg often used the stage name Sarah Danielle Madison. She began her artistic career as a child, dancing in Maria Tallchief’s Cinderella at the Auditorium Theater.

10/06/2014

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New Musical Opening In Chicago Tells Story Behind “Amazing Grace”

A new musical opening soon in Chicago before it heads to Broadway, tells the story behind one of the world’s best known songs, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

09/29/2014

Aron, a Plainfield police dog. (Credit: Plainfield Police Department)

Plainfield Mourning Loss Of Police Dog

The Plainfield Police Department is mourning one of its own as a police dog died suddenly at the end of his shift yesterday.

09/22/2014

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Mentally Disabled Glen Ellyn Woman Found Safe

Police in Glen Ellyn are searching for a young woman who’s mentally disabled and wandered away from home yesterday.

09/22/2014

"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

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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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