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.
A Naperville woman whose daughter has life-threatening nut allergies is off the ground on her mission to reform airline food policies.
Thanks to a federal grant, the city of Chicago hopes to boost the number of girls – and boys – immunized against a potentially dangerous virus.
Chicago’s Better Business Bureau has made a list of the top ten scams of last year.
If you’ve got a blue disabled parking placard, get ready to shell out for parking at meters in Illinois.
Dominick’s had been a major benefactor to local food banks, and will no longer be providing donations to an annual effort to fight hunger.
The Chicago Park District is putting out the call to filmmakers to submit their work. A panel then will choose between 6 and 10 of the films to be shown.
If a Chicago pothole damages your car, you can apply for compensation from the city.
A west suburban police chief’s plan to start tweeting the names of those arrested for DUI is on hold for the moment. An update from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Besides feeding children’s mouths, the Salvation Army also feeds their minds.
Most communities are thrilled to host a TV or movie shoot, but the mayor of Tinley Park says he wants nothing to do with a controversial program that wants to film in his village.
The collection of lights and figures was estimated to be worth $15,000, police say.
Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.
If you have cherished memories from the now-shuttered Kiddieland in Melrose Park, now’s your chance to own a piece of it, if your pockets are deep enough.
A program is expanding in the Chicago-area, in hopes of keeping kids from expanding. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger explains.
Unlike most business owners, Holly and John Schmid wish their market weren’t growing as fast as it is.
It’s a sad day at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The Illinois National Guard remains in shock over the sudden death of a seemingly healthy officer during a fitness exam last Friday. The latest on the story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A Chicago investor is hoping to transform a Detroit eyesore. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.
The Chicago police department is out with its latest crime statistics, showing a significant drop.