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.
Roy Rauch, 58, allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Seminole County, Florida in August 2011. Charles Long Jr., 36, was riding his bike the wrong way on a road in Sanford, Florida, when Rauch allegedly struck him with his 2004 Ford pickup truck, and fled the scene.
Ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, the Better Business Bureau was warning about scammers who prey on people looking for love.
The mother and fiancée of Officer Clifton Lewis accepted his posthumous Medal of Valor, awarded by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Illinois has been dragging its feet on federal security rules for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires state officials to verify birth certificates through the Electronic Verification of Vital Events system in order to meet federal security and anti-terrorism guidelines.
If you think you can sing like Carole King, the producers of the musical “Beautiful” want to listen to you, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Administrators at Lemont High School expect classes will resume tomorrow after a burst pipe caused flood damage over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Evanston is getting tough with property owners who still haven’t shoveled the snow from Sunday’s blizzard, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A group of students from Kankakee has been preparing a retirement gift for David Letterman, hoping to appear on one of his final shows before he retires from the Late Show on CBS in May.
For parents who did have to go to work today, finding child care at the last moment was a challenge, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Artists have been creating mosaics for 5,000 years but the only U.S. school for mosaic art is here in Chicago.
The head of a victims’ rights group said she’s horrified by what one Chicago restaurant is doing for this year’s Restaurant Week.
As world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Chicago woman who survived the notorious Nazi extermination camp is recalling her painful memories. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The city of Chicago is starting to get reports of potholes cropping up, but, very few, compared with this time last year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A support group is trying to encourage more Chicago women to become this generation’s Rosie The Riveter.
An unusal auction was scheduled for this weekend, featuring rare antiques and memorabilia amassed by a suburban hoarder.
Many of the usual suspects, and some unusual ones, show up in the latest ranking of Chicago’s top restaurants, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Tax season is starting and WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports that on Tuesday the IRS begins accepting electronically-filed returns.
You already can tour Chicago by boat, segway or trolley. Now, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports the company that operates the Seadog tours at Navy Pier, wants to introduce a new way of seeing the sights.
The film “Finding Vivian Maier” tells the fascinating story of the reclusive Chicago nanny who took more than 150,000 street photos that now are considered among the best photography ever.
A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month.