Rob Hart

rob Rob HartRob Hart grew up in Beverly, attended St. Ignatius College Prep and Marquette University. His radio news career started at WTMJ in Milwaukee in 2000. Since then, he has worked at a number of Chicago radio stations, including WGN, WLS, WLUP and the former WIQI. He joined WBBM as a reporter and anchor in January and can be heard at various times throughout the week. In 2004, Rob won the Milwaukee Brewers Sausage Race. He has also won several non-sausage related awards. He lives in Park Ridge with his wife and two daughters.

Sen. Silverstein Cleared, But Reprimanded, In Sex Harassment Probe

The Special Legislative Inspector General determined that state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, did not engage in sexual harassment while working with a victim’s right advocate.


Simple Tips For Writing A Good College Essay

It’s the time of year when high school students start to think about college and the college application essay.


“Toxic” Foods Can Hurt Pets At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day when humans can throw their diets to the wind and gorge on turkey, stuffing and everything else. It’s a different story for pets.


30 Years Ago: Max Headroom Hijacked Chicago TV

A “video pirate” broke in on two Chicago TV stations with an unsettling broadcast on Nov. 22, 1987. WBBM’s Rob Hart reports.


Tuesday Is National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

Only visiting the veterinarian during an emergency is a bad idea, one animal doctor says.


The College Application Gets A Makeover

The latest version of the application has seven essay prompts. In addition to two new questions, several have been revised.


New Ways To Track Football Impact On Human Brain

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is looking at whether a certain biomarker can be a sign of traumatic brain injury during football games.


New Swim Program Teaches Kids Skills To Follow When In Distress

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is introducing a new swim program designed to help kids self-rescue.


Demonstrators Drop ‘Coffins’ On Mayor Emanuel’s Lawn

The were remembering the 700 people lost to violence in Chicago.


Thanksgiving, Pets May Be A Bad Mix

A hot stove with all four burners going is not the place for a dog or cat, warns one Chicago veterinarian. WBBM’s Rob Hart reports.


Cop Facing Federal Civil Rights Charges After 2013 Shooting Gives Up Gun

Marco Proano is on desk duty after pleading not guilty to the federal charges last week, and has given up his gun.


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