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.
Activists are defending a controversial anti-violence program, launched by Governor Quinn, saying despite recent criticism, the program has done more good than bad.
Alison Gutterman is the third generation of her family to run Jelmar in Skokie. The company was founded in 1967 by her grandfather and his business partner.
The Chicago elections board says in the city, early voting will take place at 51 sites.
The popular trend of teens taking group “selfies” might be leading to another less appealing trend: the spread of head lice.
John O’Hurley said he’s played the role of shyster lawyer Billy Flynn some 1,200 times.
A new analysis shows after years of steady declines, the city issued 2.5 million tickets in 2013, a six percent increase from 2012.
If you think you’ve been having a tough time getting around this winter in all the snow, ice, slush, and now rain; just imagine what it’s like for the disabled.
Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said it’s hypocritical for a governor who preaches good government to dodge debate in his bid for re-election.
With yet another snow coming down in this endless winter, residents of one suburb are saying a very public “thank you,” to the crews who clear their streets, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The Snarf’s chain of sandwich shops has reached a settlement with 14 workers who were fired by email, just days before Christmas.
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.