Anrea Darlas

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.

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    Man killed after car careens off I-294 ramp into retention pond

    SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — One person is dead after a car slid off of the Tristate at Irving and careened into a retention pond. Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. The body of a man, believed to be the driver was pulled from the icy water, while divers searched to make sure there were no other victims. As for what cause the car to veer into the pond: Joseph Damico lives nearby and take this exit several times […]

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    Season’s first snowfall is record-breaking, causes slick roads

    CHICAGO — The first snowfall of the season is breaking records in Chicago. As temperatures drop, all the snow is making for slick roads. There was an accident involving multiple vehicles, including a semi truck, early Sunday morning on the Bishop Ford. Authorities said a vehicle spun out and crashed into a wall at about 2:30 a.m. This is Chicago’s largest November snowfall in 120 years, second only to a 12-inch snowfall in 1895.

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    First snowfall hits northern suburbs hard

    The first snowfall of the season is here and residents in the northern suburbs got hit the hardest. The flurries began last night as flurries quickly turned into a significant amount of snow on the ground. In Evanston, the weight of the wet snow caused a tree limb to fall down. No one was injured. In Libertyville and Mundelein, snow came down quickly and piled up fast. IDOT snow plows and salt trucks were out all night keeping roads clear. […]

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    1 killed in Northbrook house fire

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Northbrook fire officials are investigating after fire broke out inside of a home early Sunday morning.  One person is dead another person was injured. The fire started in this ranch house at the corner of Grant Road in Edgewood Lane around 145 in the morning.  Neighbors say they heard sirens and saw a huge cloud of black smoke billowing from the roof and front windows.  Firefighters say one person inside of the home died, another was able to […]

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    Tyshawn Lee memorial burned, mother defends new car purchase

    CHICAGO — The mother of a 9-year-old boy who was murdered on the South Side is defending her decision to buy a new car. Tyshawn Lee was shot and killed last week in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood. Chicago police say he was lured there and executed as part of an on-going gang dispute involving his father, Pierre Stokes. Stokes has insisted to WGN that he is not involved with any gangs, and he does not know who killed […]

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    No charges for Chicago shooter with concealed carry license

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say they won’t charge a customer with a concealed carry license who shot and killed an armed man during an attempted robbery of a store on the city’s Southwest Side. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators classified the shooting as self-defense after they reviewed witness statements and surveillance videos from the store and currency exchange. The shooting occurred at 7 p.m. Saturday. Police say a masked man, later identified as 55-year-old Reginald Gildersleeve, displayed a handgun […]

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    Police ID robbery suspect shot, killed by concealed carry holder

    CHICAGO — Chicago police continue to investigate after a man was shot to death while trying to rob a currency exchange in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood Saturday night.   And the man accused of shooting him might not face charges. Witnesses say the suspect entered the store and 51st and Washtenaw, which sells a variety of products including supplements and snacks — as well houses a currency exchange.  They say he displayed a weapon and announced a robbery. But police say […]

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    Metrojet fleet grounded after crash kills all 224 on board A321

    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — The Russian air carrier whose plane crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been ordered by Russia’s air safety regulator to suspend service pending the ongoing investigation of the crash that killed all 224 people aboard. The Airbus A321-200 charter jet heading to St. Petersburg crashed Saturday in the restive Sinai Peninsula. It went down 23 minutes after taking off from Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Metrojet’s fleet of Airbus A321s is now grounded. Russian officials […]

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    Patrick Kane not likely to face criminal charges in alleged rape case: report

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A new report says Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is unlikely to face criminal charges after a nearly three-month investigation into claims he had sexually assaulted a woman in New York. The Buffalo News reports that three of its sources said doubts have arisen into the woman’s claims and that a criminal prosecution is unlikely. The district attorney has declined to comment, the report said. The attorney for Kane also declined to comment. A woman has accused Kane […]

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    Businesses look ahead after massive Albany Park fire

    CHICAGO — Business owners in Albany Park are looking ahead after a massive fire Friday afternoon destroyed at least five businesses, while damaging several others on this retail block.  Now they’re wondering what — if anything — can be salvaged. The fire started inside of a dry cleaners and quickly spread to the adjoining businesses including a finance and insurance company, a formal wear rental store and a nail salon.  A Chicago public library branch is housed in the complex. […]


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