Anrea Darlas
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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
  • Three shot, two killed in East Garfield Park

    CHICAGO – Two people are dead after a shooting in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police say three people were inside a car, driving south in the 500 block of N. Avers Avenue when shots were fired from the sidewalk. The traveled south for about one block before it crashed into a fence and then a garage. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The 32-year-old driver of the car and the front seat passenger were both shot multiple times […]

  • Teen dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO – A 17-year-old boy is dead after he was pulled from Lake Michigan on Friday evening. The boy’s family identified him as Eddie Horns. According to family he was celebrating his little sister’s 10th birthday when he decided to go for a swim. After struggling his family tried to keep him afloat, but were unsuccessful. The Chicago Fire Department says just before 8 p.m.  three dive teams were dispatched to the lake at 31st Street Beach after reports of a […]

  • Funeral services held for Sandra Bland

    LISLE, Ill. — Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail cell said their goodbyes Saturday at her wake and funeral near the Chicago suburb where she grew up. An autopsy report released Friday found that Sandra Bland used a plastic trash bag to hang herself three days after a confrontational traffic stop. The 28-year-old woman’s family has questioned the findings, saying she was excited about starting a new job and wouldn’t have taken her […]

  • Bodies of woman, 3 kids found in East Chatham home

    CHICAGO — Four people were found dead in a home in the East Chatham neighborhood Saturday night. The bodies were found around 8:25 p.m. Saturday in the 8300 block of South Drexel Avenue. Relatives have confirmed that the victims were Latoya Jackson, 27, and three boys: Andrew Simms, 11, Cameron Jackson, 9, and 5-year-old Cantrell, whose last name is not yet known. They say all three of the boys were Jackson’s children. Authorities say the woman appeared to have suffered some sort […]

  • Toddler killed in hit-and-run following South Side shooting

    CHICAGO – Friends, family and community activists are mourning the loss of 13-month-old Dillan Harris after he was hit and killed by a car in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Harris was in a stroller with his mother at a bus stop at 63rd and Ellis when a speeding car jumped the curb and ran over the stroller, killing him. Witnesses say the men inside the car jumped out of the car and ran off without looking to see […]

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    Three men shot on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — One man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood. It happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday, at an apartment building in the 200 block of South Laramie Avenue. Police say the victims were outside when they were shot during an altercation. A 26-year-old man was hit in the head, and died at the scene. Two other men in their 20’s were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to their […]

  • Chicago’s Pride Parade kicks off Sunday with a warning to behave

    CHICAGO — It’s going to be a festive day on the North Side Sunday for Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, the culmination of National Pride Month. More than one million people attended last year, because it was the first Pride Parade after same-sex marriage became legal in Illinois. Even more people are expected this year, to celebrate Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. Parade organizers are urging people to behave, because the city has said this could be […]

  • Victims of South Carolina church shooting are mourned and remembered in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Several south side churches held special services today to remember the victims of the South Carolina shootings and the resounding message was one of hope and forgiveness. Members of the South Park Baptist Church sang, prayed and reflected on the tragic shootings in Charleston, a crime they say has resonated at black churches across the nation. But while today was a time to mourn and remember, it was also a time to preach peace and move forward. Church […]

  • Chicago Police shoot man in South Shore neighborhood

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in the city’s South Shore neighborhood. Police say Area Central Gun Team units responded to a call of men with guns on the corner of East 71st Street and South Merill Avenue around 12:10 a.m. on Saturday. When they arrived they saw a group of four men on the corner. One of the men started running. “The officer saw him with a weapon in his hand and told him to […]

  • 25-year-old woman falls to her death from Wacker Drive railing

    CHICAGO — A mother of three fell to her death three stories from upper Wacker to lower Wacker Drive in the Loop Saturday night. Police say Generra Lee, 25, was on a party bus with friends when she slipped and fell. The bus had stopped on upper Wacker Drive. Lee is being remembered by her friends and family as an amazing person with an outgoing personality. Lee fell to her death while leaning over a railing in the 400 block of […]

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