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Amy Rutledge is a WGN News reporter for WGN Evening News, effective September 2013. Amy joined WGN-TV in January of 2005 as a general assignment reporter. The next year she became the evening anchor at CLTV while continuing her reporting duties. In May 2008, she took a brief break from Chicago and moved to Shanghai, China where she helped launch Shanghai’s first and only English speaking newscast. Amy served as the stations managing editor, talk show host, political reporter, and occasional evening anchor traveling between Shanghai and Beijing. In April 2010 she came back to Chicago and WGN-TV.

Prior to WGN-TV, Amy spent three years as the morning anchor and investigative reporter at WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also worked as a reporter, anchor, and weather forecaster at KVBC in Las Vegas, Nevada; a reporter, anchor, and producer at WEHT in Evansville, Indiana; a reporter and producer at KRNV in Reno, Nevada; and a producer at WSIL-TV in Marion, Illinois.

Amy graduated from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Media Arts. She also studied Meteorology at Mississippi State University. She was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois and is a graduate of Schaumburg H.S.

While in China, Amy studied Mandarin and the Chinese culture. She currently speaks at a conversational level but hopes to one day become fluent. When not at work, Amy is an avid runner, and has completed over a dozen marathons, half marathons and triathlons. Amy is an animal advocate and loves to travel.

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    Cubs championship gear flying off shelves

    CHICAGO — Grey skies, wind and rain moved over Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon but couldn’t dampen the excitement of fans stopping by the friendly confines just to feel the vibes emanating from the home of the National League Division Champions. For many fans a stop in Wrigleyville was a necessity today just to grab a piece of the new championship gear out in stores. The same “Made of October” and “Respect” shirts worn by the team last night in San […]

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    Superfan’s top 3 loves: Wife, kids, and Cubbies

    BUFFALO GROVE — To call Al Brodsky a Cubs “fan” might be an understatement. At work at MSM Media in Buffalo Grove, there’s a little bit of wall space around his desk that’s not covered in Cubs stuff, but not much. Al says he’s been a fan since he could breathe. Born and raised in Chicago, he’s gone to Cubs games his entire life, and even worked as a vendor at Wrigley in High School and college. “I’d be the […]

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    Fans cautiously optimistic as Cubs head to playoffs

    WGN’s Amy Rutledge and Erik Runge took a trip to Wrigleyville to see how Cubs fans are feeling as their team heads into the playoffs. Here’s what Erik wrote about the atmosphere: Even hours before the first pitch, you could feel something special in the air around Wrigley. Expectations are high. The feeling inside the bars on the Cubs’ chances this year is about the same on the outside: cautious optimism. Some are more nervous than others. Confidence and the […]

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    Wrigley scoreboard keeper to retire – but first, a World Series?

    CHICAGO — Fred Washington first set foot into the friendly confines at 33-years-old. Months later he became a member of the grounds crew. That was in 1984, a massive year in Cubs history as Ryne Sandberg led the team to its first post season since 1945. “I thought they won because of me,” he said. Maybe Fred is a bit of Cubbie luck.  Now in his mid 60’s, he decided to retire at the end of this season. And another […]

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    Getting to know the Cubs institution that is the Bleacher Preacher

    CHICAGO —  For nearly three decades Jerry Pritikin has been converting baseball fans to strict Cubs fans.  On any given game day, you will find him walking the Friendly Confines wearing his signature propeller beanie and spreading the good word of baseball.. And his 10 Cub-mandments. “I am thy fan of the Chicago Cubs. I shall not root for another team before thee,” he says.  “Of course not take Ernie Banks name in vain, that’s common  sense.  Honor thy trinity […]

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    Firehouse part of Wrigleyville, Cubs history

    CHICAGO — One group of Chicagoans has been in on the action every time the Cubs have done well or not. The Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 78 has witnessed the team’s history since the day the ballpark was built. The firehouse on Waveland has been a staple of the Wrigleyville neighborhood since the late 1800s.  It has experienced every win and every loss inside the Friendly Confines and has turned into a destination in itself for anyone heading down to Wrigley […]

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    Suburban firefighter’s health battles inspire him to run Chicago Marathon – and more

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Steve Deluca has dedicated his life to helping others.   As a firefighter for 26 years in suburban Northbrook,  he has seen his share of tragedy and triumph. “We all understand how fragile life is, especially being in this job,” he says.   “I’ve seen life change for people in a snap.” It didn’t occur it would happen to him until 1997. “We were at a BBQ and all of a sudden I started getting off balance and dizziness. […]

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    How do you like them apples? 29th Lincoln Square Apple Fest begins

    Apple pie, apple cider, apple “just about everything” is now underway at the 29th Annual Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest. WGN’s Amy Rutledge has the details.   29th Annual Lincoln Sq. Ravenswood Apple Fest Sat. Oct. 1st & Sun. Oct. 2nd 9a-6p On Lincoln from Eastwood to Lawrence Ave. $5 donation appreciated   Also part of the festival: TheChoppingBlock  

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    Man’s solo rowing adventure on homemade boat to benefit childhood cancer

    A major undertaking by a west suburban man bringing attention to one of the most aggressive forms of childhood cancer. Jake Beckley is planning a 65 mile solo rowing adventure across Lake Michigan in his own homemade boat. The magnitude matches the meaning behind Jake’s quest – to raise money and awareness for neuroblastoma – the most aggressive and one of the most underfunded childhood cancers. Never touched by childhood cancer himself, Jake has long helped raise funds for families at Lurie Childrens […]

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    Dog’s new leg offering hope, knowledge for all amputees

    JOLIET, Ill. — It’s not all that different from shop class, except the building going on in this lab at Joliet Junior College could someday help tens of thousands with disabilities. They are students of orthotics and prosthetics and are taking their learning experience out of the box with a very special subject: Wolf. Wolf is a 3-year-old 100 pound Shepard mix JJC vet tech Professor Eileen McKee adopted as a rescue puppy.  Wolf lost his front leg at the shoulder […]