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.

Recent Articles
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    Teen wounded in shooting on West Side

    CHICAGO — At least 13 people were wounded Friday in separate shootings, including a 13-year-old boy who was shot on the West side. Just before 8:30 p.m. Friday night, an argument broke out between two groups of people in the 5500 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood, according to police. Police said a man from one of the groups pulled out a gun and fired shots. The 13-year-old was standing on the sidewalk away from the fight […]

  • Members of the civil protection walk outside the damaged front of Brussels Airport at Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, on March 23, 2016, a day after triple bomb attacks at the Brussels airport and at a subway train station killed 31 people and wounded more than 200. (YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)

    US official says 2 Americans perished in Brussels attacks

    BRUSSELS — Two siblings flying to New York. A Peruvian chef. A Belgian law student. These are some of the dead and missing in Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels. At least 31 people were killed and 300 wounded in Tuesday’s attacks at the Brussels Airport and a subway, authorities said. The victims span 40 nationalities. Americans were among the dead, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed Friday during a visit to the Belgian capital. He didn’t say how many or […]

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    Bill Clinton visits Maywood church

    Former President Bill Clinton visited several Chicago area African-American churches on this rainy Sunday, just days ahead of the Illinois primary.  He was campaigning for his wife, Hillary saying she is a “change maker” who will move the country forward. The former president was greeted by a cheering crowd at to the Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood and he got right to work in stumping for Hillary. Clinton told the crowd it’s easy to be angry, but they […]

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    Bernie Sanders: ‘I do not want Mayor Emanuel’s endorsement if I win’

    CHICAGO — On this pre-St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago and just days before the Illinois  primary, Senator Bernie Sanders made a Chicago appearance.  He criticized his opponent Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s failed rally in Chicago Friday night and how Mayor Emanuel is handling the Chicago public school crisis. Sanders began by saying he didn’t want Emanuel’s endorsement and called the Mayor’s record  “disastrous.” He condemned the mayor’s decision to let CPS borrow from Goldman Sachs, the same company Sanders says […]

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    Trump cancels Chicago rally; protesters fill streets near UIC

    CHICAGO  — Donald Trump’s campaign on Friday postponed a rally in Chicago amid fights between supporters and demonstrators, protests in the streets and concerns that the environment at the event was no longer safe. The announcement, which came amid large protests both inside and outside the event at The University of Illinois, comes amid heightened concerns about violence at the GOP front-runner’s rallies and four days before Illinois holds its Republican primary. Hundreds of demonstrators packed into an arena, breaking out […]

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    Officers save fellow cop at CPD headquarters

    CHICAGO —  Officers at Chicago Police headquarters save the life of a fellow cop after he became unconscious. Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, a 55-year-old Chicago Police officer suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness in the lobby of the Public Safety Headquarters at 35th St. and Michigan Ave, according to police. Several officers came to his aid and gave him medical attention. Officer Beata Staszewski said she performed CPR. The officers then used a defibrillator until he regained consciousness and […]

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    Chicago police warn of armed robberies on The 606 trail

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for suspects after at least three armed robberies which have occurred over past two weeks along the 606-Bloomingdale trail on the city’s Northwest Side. The most recent being just two days ago, and residents say they are concerned. The three attacks along the Bloomingdale trail since February 19 have all occurred late at night. In each incident, witnesses say a group of at least two — and as many as four — men in […]

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    Bicyclists robbed on Bloomingdale Trail

    CHICAGO — There have been a string of robberies on Chicago’s popular 606 trail, which is also known as the Bloomingdale Trail. Police say bicyclists riding on the path were tackled and robbed by a group of people in three separate attacks over the past two weeks. They each happened late at night between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The latest robbery occurred on Thursday in the 2500 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, and another robbery happened on the same […]

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    Woman fatally shot while riding in car on South Side

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot and killed while riding in a car near U.S. Cellular Field. The shooting happened in 3800 block of South Princeton Avenue just before 10 p.m. Friday night. The driver of the car drove for about two miles, to the 4700 block of South State Street and flagged down paramedics. The woman, who was sitting in the back seat, had been shot in the back. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced […]

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    Arctic cold takes hold of Chicago

    CHICAGO — It’s February in Chicago, so this Arctic blast wasn’t completely unanticipated.  But for those who had to be outside, they key was to keep from freezing was bundling up. For those who needed a place to go, they were encouraged to call 311 to find a warming shelter in the city. Staying warm was critical on this brisk and blustery day.  The city’s warming shelters were open for those who needed somewhere to go on a frigid day […]


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