Bob Roberts

Homecoming Football Game A Casualty Of McHenry Teachers Strike
Activists Protest Bombing Of Doctors Without Borders HospitalThe head of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan told Congress Tuesday that the bombing of a hospital in the town of Kunduz was a mistake. Several dozen activists picketed outside Stroger Cook County Hospital to say that's not good enough.
Amtrak Panel Says Solution To Delays Won't Come CheapDelays on Metra and Amtrak lines are growing, not to mention the freight hauled to and through the Chicago area by rail. A blue ribbon panel commissioned by Amtrak believes it has the answers -- but they won't come cheap.
Murdered Mail Carrier Remembered By Neighborhood He ServedA South Side neighborhood turned out to remember a beloved mail carrier, murdered outside his home on Sept. 20.
Negotiations To Resume Sunday Between McHenry High School Teachers, BoardUntil then, the strike continues, WBBM Newsradio's Bob Roberts reports.
Panel Suggests Fixes For Growing Amtrak, Metra, And Freight Train DelaysHoward Learner, president of Chicago's Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O'Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation's major railroads are doing.
College Students Wonder How Local Campuses Would Handle Shooting ScenariosWBBM's Bob Roberts talks with Triton College students, and security expert Ross Rice about the ramifications for the Chicago area.
Teachers In McHenry School District Threatening To Go On Strike Last-ditch contract negotiations resumed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday between the McHenry High School District 156 administration and teachers who are threatening to strike Thursday morning if no contract agreement can be reached.
For Some Chicagoans, Chilly Weather Perfect Time To Head Outdoors It certainly doesn’t feel like the end of September with temps in the 50s.
Corpse Flower 'Alice' Blooms At Chicago Botanic GardenThere's a big stink at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and it's all about Alice the corpse flower.
Lincoln-Way Board Plans Forensic Audit Of District FinancesThe south suburban Lincoln-Way school district board voted unanimously Thursday night to bring in an outside auditor who will get down to the nitty-gritty, in an attempt to determine if any fraud or questionable spending plunged it into financial trouble.
Contract Negotiations Resume Amid Prospect Heights Teachers StrikeThe two sides will be back at the table only hours after rejecting a four-year proposal that the board characterized as its “best and final” offer.