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Andrea Darlas is an award-winning Radio and Television News Anchor/Reporter at WGN Radio and WGN-TV. She's currently the morning news anchor on WGN Radio, weekend reporter on WGN-TV, and a contributor to the nationally-syndicated TV show “House Smarts”. During her 17-year tenure at WGN, Andrea has won a multitude of awards from the Associated Press and the Illinois Broadcasters’ Association for anchoring, reporting, breaking news coverage and investigative series reports. Andrea has five IBA Silver Dome Awards for “Best Newscast” and two prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards-- one for TV and one for radio reporting. Andrea has a ‘BS in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois and currently sits on the U of I College of Media’s National Alumni Board. She’s also sits on the Board of Directors for the Crisis Center for South Suburbia and is actively involved with the CARA-Chicago program to fight homelessness, as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Recent Articles
  • Blase Cupich celebrates first mass as archbishop at St. Agatha’s

    Blase Cupich celebrated his first mass as archbishop today at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church on Chicago’s West Side. The visit was symbolic on many levels, mainly because this was the parish over which convicted pedophile Rev. Daniel McCormack once presided. With the Archbishop’s visit came a message of resurrection and an apology. It was a packed house at St. Agatha’s, as Cupich’s parishioners jammed together to sing and pray with the new archbishop. In his sermon, Cupich recognized the pain parishioners […]

  • Two people found dead in Ford Heights; apparent homicide, officials say

    An autopsy conducted Saturday determined that a man and woman found dead in a Suburban Ford Heights home were homicide victims, officials said. The victims were found with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. The victims were discovered in a home in the 1400 block of Regent Lane, officials said. There was no sign of forced entry, Ansari said. Mchezo McMillian, 38, of the 1400 block of Regent Lane was pronounced dead at […]

  • Runners take on 2nd annual Dawn of Dunes run in Gary

    It was a beautiful day for a run in the park and that’s exactly what a lot of people were doing today in Gary. Runners from at least 20 states took part in the second annual “Dawn of the Dunes” marathon. It started in scenic Marquette Park on the shores of Lake Michigan ran through several dune areas. The city of Gary sees the marathon as a great sporting event and a chance to focus on something positive, especially after […]

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    Thousands compete in 37th annual Chicago Marathon

    45,000 runners and countless more spectators filled the city streets today for the 37th annual Chicago Marathon. Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Rita Jeptoo won Chicago Marathon in the men and women category. Following Kipchoge was Sammy Kitwara and Dickson Chumba also from Kenya. The event is expected to bring in about 254 million dollars to the local economy.

  • Bond denied for suspects in murder of Skokie high school student

    Skokie Police officers have arrested four people in the murder and attempted murder of two 17-year-old students. Bond was denied for three of the four suspects charged with the shooting death of 17-year-old Niles North High School student Max Gadau and critically wounding a 17-year old female friend he was with at the time. Dzevad Avdic, 19,  Myles Hughes, 19, Nicholas Smith, 19, all of Chicago, and Jeremy Ly, 19, of Skokie,  has been charged with the murder and attempted […]

  • Air travel issues continues days after FAA fire; More flights canceled

    As the repairs and cleanup continue from a fire at an FAA center in Aurora, many stranded travelers at O’Hare and Midway Airports are eager to get on their way. 550 flights have been canceled at O’Hare, and the airport is experiencing flight delays of 30 minutes inbound and outbound today. Midway has cancelled 55 flights and is averaging delays of 30 minutes or more.

  • Naperville man charged in FAA facility fire

    UPDATE: 3:30pm – from Chicago’s Department of Aviation:  Airlines at O’hare have Cancelled more than 660 flights with delays of 60 minutes. Midway delays average 45 min cancelled 120 flights.   Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville, has been charged in connection with a fire set at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in Aurora. According to the official criminal complaint, Howard entered the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center just after 5 a.m. Friday while “dragging a black […]

  • Jackie Robinson West home from celebratory trip to Disney World

    Jackie Robinson West players and their families and coaches returned Sunday morning from Disney World. The trip was part of what has been a long celebration of their accomplishments at the Little League World Series. WGN’s Andrea Darlas has the full story.

  • Autopsy: Elmhurst man killed wife, adult children

    Autopsy results confirm that an Elmhurst man fired the shots that killed his wife and adult children before he took his own life Saturday. During a well-being check Saturday evening, officers found the bodies of Francis and Joan Stack, both 82, and two of their children, 48-year-old Francis Stack Junior and 57-year-old Mary Stack. All had been shot to death. The adult children were both severely disabled. Friends say Joan Stack’s health had recently declined, and she was bedridden. Neighbors […]

  • Thousands compete in Chicago Triathlon

    Thousands of athletes from 44 states and 18 countries participated in the Chicago Triathlon Sunday, a three part race of running, biking and swimming. The swim course was held in Monroe Harbor with a Sprint Distance of 750 meters and an International Distance race of 1.5 kilometers. The bike course included Lake Shore Drive, with the shorter Sprint Distance measuring 24.5 kilometers and the longer International Distance running 40 kilometers. Runners ran along the lake from the grass reserve at […]

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