Andrea 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
  • Vigil held for mom, kids fatally struck by semi; driver cited

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police have ticketed the driver of a semi-truck after two children and one adult were struck and killed  by the truck on Chicago’s South Side. 23-year-old Zachary Barngrover, from Iowa, is cited with failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk, and making an improper left turn onto a two-way road. The crash happened just before 5 a.m. on the 4300 block of South Ashland in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The three were identified as 30-year-old mother, […]

  • Fans, relatives pay respects to White Sox star Minoso

    CHICAGO — Fans and relatives are paying their respects to Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso. A memorial service will be Saturday at noon at Holy Family Church, 1080 Roosevelt Road, in Chicago. A procession immediately following the memorial service will pass U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the White Sox where a statue of Minoso stands. The Havana native and major league baseball’s first black Latino star died Sunday. He was believed to be 90. Known as the “Cuban […]

  • Man rescued from fire in critical condition; investigation underway

    CHICAGO — One man is in critical condition after he was rescued from a burning building in the city’s West Rogers Park neighborhood early Sunday morning. Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly three hours.  The fire broke out at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday in a two-and-a-half story building in the 1900 block of West Devon Avenue. Police say the man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston after Chicago police officers rescued him from the building. The fire was […]

  • Illinois woman charged in Canada mass shooting plot

    GENEVA, Ill. — Canadian police say Lindsay Souvannerath, 23, who lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Geneva, was conspiring online with Randall Steven Shepherd, 20, of Halifax and two other Canadians to carry out a sinister attack that involved going to a Halifax shopping mall, opening fire, and shooting and killing is many people as they could — before then taking their own lives. But Geneva police got a tip from Halifax police and searched Souvannerath’s home the day before the plot […]

  • Funeral Saturday for slain U of I student

    CHICAGO — A funeral was held today for the University of Illinois student killed during a botched robbery on campus. A celebration of life took place at 10 a.m. at Curie High School on the South Side to remember Vicente Mundo. A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help pay for funeral expenses. Nearly $10,000 has been raised — almost doubling the family’s goal. Two men are in custody and held on $2 million dollars bond each for the […]

  • The legacy of Ernie Banks, ‘Mr. Cub’

    Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died at the age of 83 Friday night, and many fans and teammates looked back fondly at the legacy left behind by “Mr. Cub.” Banks passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Details of his death have not been released, but for years to come, Chicagoans and baseball fans will remember the man who defined the Cubs. Banks began his professional career at the age of 19, when he signed a contract with the Kansas […]

  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at 83

    CHICAGO — Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. ‘Mr. Cub’ passed away Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Details of his death have not been released but the City of Chicago is joining the Chicago Cubs in remembering the man who made history on the North Side and earned just about every honor and award but a World Series. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts released the following statement Friday night: “Words cannot express how […]

  • As inauguration approaches, Rauner ready to take reins

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Bruce Rauner is less than a day away from his inauguration, when he’ll become the 42nd governor of Illinois. “It’s a new day in Illinois. We’re going to turn our government around and get it run right to benefit all the families of our wonderful state,” Rauner said Sunday. Sunday marked a family affair at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, where Rauner was surrounded by his wife Diana, five of six children, and a son-in-law. […]

  • Quinn signs bills hoping to modernize voting in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In his last full weekend as governor, Pat Quinn signed several new bills making it easier to vote in Illinois. He also signed the bill setting a special election for 2016 where voters will get to decide who will fill the late Judy B. Topinka’s position as state comptroller. The governor also signed a bill expanding the days and hours early voting, and another bill allowing residents to register and vote on Election Day. Cook County Clerk […]

  • Chicagoans prepare for the inevitable: Another messy winter

    Business owners, commuters and residents can look forward to another Chicago winter, and with it messy weather and bitter temperatures. A winter weather system began earlier in the weekend, as a wintry mix mucked up much of Chicago and its suburbs Saturday morning. More snow is expected overnight from Saturday into Sunday, and after that, another system is expected to impact Chicago by Tuesday. More than 280 snow plows worked on the streets of Chicago Saturday, and it’s only just […]


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