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 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.
The Plainfield Police Department is mourning one of its own as a police dog died suddenly at the end of his shift yesterday.
Police in Glen Ellyn are searching for a young woman who’s mentally disabled and wandered away from home yesterday.
Chicago’s oldest theater company is celebrating its 90th season.
You’ve no doubt seen them – makeshift memorials that pop up on roads where someone’s been killed in a crash.
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.”
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.
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.
Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet is doing something tomorrow no other ballet company has ever done, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
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.
On Thursday afternoon, the Humane Society reported on its Facebook page that Cheeser had been recovered.
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.
On Aug. 13, 1969, jubilant Chicagoans packed LaSalle Street to celebrate the historic achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
The cast and crew of Motown the Musical have packed up and left Chicago after winding up a successful run.
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.
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.