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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    Cubs fans remain optimistic after Game 1 loss

    CHICAGO — Despite seeing the Chicago Cubs lose Game 1 to the Cardinals, Cubs fans in both Chicago and St. Louis remain optimistic for the rest of the series. WGN talked to fans in both cities to get their take.

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    Kenya’s Chumba, Kiplagat win titles at Chicago Marathon

    CHICAGO — Dickson Chumba broke away from a three-man pack in the 23rd mile and easily outdistanced the field for his first Chicago Marathon title Sunday. The 29-year-old Kenyan finished the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds, while fellow Kenyan Sammy Kitwara was 25 seconds back for his second consecutive runner-up finish in Chicago. Sammy Ndungu completed Kenya’s podium sweep. Florence Kiplagat won the women’s race in an unofficial 2:23:33. The 28-year-old Kenyan, the half marathon world-record holder, pulled […]

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    38th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon today

    CHICAGO — 45,000 runners from around the world are here for the 38th Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Start time is at 7:30 a.m. in Grant Park. Runners will navigate through 29 different neighborhoods, from the Loop, up to Wrigleville, through Bridgeport and Chinatown. Today’s forecast calls for higher temperatures, and runners say it will take then less time to warm up for those 26.2 miles. Most major streets are closed this morning, for more information on street closures click […]

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    10 years after heart transplant, man taking shot at Chicago Marathon

    CHICAGO — Jon Lavender’s health continued to fail and he knew he needed a heart transplant. Shortly thereafter he got the news saying a donor heart had become available. Now to mark the 10th anniversary of his heart transplant, he’s running the Chicago Marathon. His sister Jennifer came up with the idea. Jen says her brother’s journey has been difficult but inspirational. In fact, during his training, which he started earlier this year, he suffered a setback. But with the […]

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    Chicagoans brave heavy winds, high waves Saturday

    CHICAGO — The Windy City is definitely earning it’s moniker this weekend. Wind gusts of up to 30 miles an hour in waves up to 12 feet high have been crashing along Chicago’s lakefront. But that didn’t that most people from carrying on with their weekend activities. Matt Sepiol and Katlin Yanahan woke up early to watch the sunrise, but that didn’t happen. Instead they were greeted with gusty winds and high waves crashing against a brick wall, sprawling onto the […]

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    PHOTOS: High waves and heavy winds strike Chicago

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    One dead, 11 injured in Englewood shooting, crash

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating the details of a large crime scene that has left one person dead and eleven others injured. Police say a group of people had gathered for a party at 58th and LaSalle, many spilling out into the street and down the block, when witnesses say another group of people emerged from an alley and started shooting. At least six people were shot and the driver of a passing SUV, getting caught in the crossfire, lost control flipping […]

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    Frankfort residents clean up after storms slam area

    FRANKFORT, Ill. — Storms ripped through the south suburbs Friday night, and a tornado was reported in Frankfort, Ill. Now, residents are sorting through the mess. WGN’s Andrea Darlas gives us a look at the damage

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    Shooting shuts down southbound Dan Ryan

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Police shut down a portion of the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday to investigate a shooting. Police say two men were shot while driving in the southbound lanes near 71st Street around 2:30 Saturday morning. The victims pulled over shortly after the shooting.  Someone picked them up and drove them to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey. Both are expected to be okay. All lanes are now open. Police are continuing their investigation. This is the 29th shooting […]

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    Going to the Bears opener? Keep these restrictions in mind

    CHICAGO — Bears fans are getting ready to bear down at Soldier Field for the season opener against their rival Green Bay Packers. The game is Sunday at noon. Officials at Soldier Field have a few reminders for fans and tailgaters. Starting at 9 a.m. all surface lots of the Museum Campus are only open to tailgaters.  Same goes for McCormick Place and 31st Street lots, as well as the upper portion of the Waldron deck. But to get into […]


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