ABC Chicago station WLS looks into Sharon Bialek’s background (via Drudge):
The public record on Bialek begins in 1991 when she filed personal bankruptcy for the first time while living in Des Plaines.
Between 1993 and 1996 Bialek worked for four different companies in promotion and marketing positions. …
In 1999, Bialek’s son Nicholas was born and a paternity lawsuit was filed by the father, a media executive.
In 2001 came Bialek’s second personal bankruptcy, filed after sizable legal bills. That year she was hired by WGN radio where she worked until 2004 when she took a marketing job and then a job at WCKG radio.
Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government is reporting that they have confirmed Bialek definitely attended the TeaCon 2011 conference in Chicago that she mentioned confronting Herman Cain at during her press conference, and that Bialek voted in the Republican primary in 2008.
UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune has more details on Bialek’s financial woes over the years, although according to her fiancee, she is currently comfortably financially.