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
  • 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 […]

  • 5 shot at house party on West Side

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for the man who shot five people outside a house party in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood. It happened at a building near the intersection of North Lorel Avenue and West Madison Street  around 3:00 a.m. Police say the group was standing outside the courtyard of the building when a man walked up and started shooting. Three women and two men were shot. The women were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. One woman, a 33-year-old, was […]

  • Gunmen open fire at West Englewood house party

    CHICAGO – Four men opened fire at a house party in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood early Sunday morning after police say they were denied entrance. Three were shot, including a 29-year-old woman who was shot in the chest and leg. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 25-year-old man and a 39-year-old man were also shot. The 25-year-old was hit in the arm and is in stable condition at Holy Cross. The 39-year-old was […]

  • 5-year-old girl killed by hit-and-run driver

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 5-year-old girl on the Southwest Side. Maria Gonzalez was struck and killed at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, near her home in the 5900 block of South Mozart Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Police have released a picture of the actual car that was involved in the crash. They are looking for a dark colored sedan with a sunroof and spoiler. It may also have […]

  • 81-year-old great-grandmother wounded in South Side shooting

    CHICAGO — A great-grandmother and one of her grandchildren were wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Friday. 81-year-old Lola Buress was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home near 78th and Carpenter in the Gresham neighborhood. The family returned home around the corner to relax on the front porch when someone drove by and opened fired. Iola was struck in her wrist and abdomen. Her 34-year-old grandson, Sylvester, was struck in the hip. They were […]

  • Death toll climbs after Nepal earthquake, strong aftershocks

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night outdoors under a chilly sky were jolted awake today by strong aftershocks from a powerful, magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 2,300 people across the Himalayan region. One powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock sent people yelling and running for open ground. Meanwhile, rescuers aided by international teams are clearing rubble in search of survivors while landslides are blocking roads, hindering aid efforts. Planeloads of aid material, doctors […]

  • Anastacio Gonzales, 51, was charged with murder and armed robbery in the fatal stabbing of a restaurant owner, police said Sunday.

    Judge sets $1M bail for man charged in fatal restaurant stabbing

    CHICAGO — A judge set bail for a West Town man at $1 million Sunday after the man was charged in the fatal stabbing of a restaurant owner in Humboldt Park. Police said in a statement Sunday that Anastacio Gonzales, 51, of the 2600 block of West Rice Street, was charged with murder and armed robbery. Police said Gonzales fatally stabbed a 50-year-old man in the chest during a verbal altercation Saturday. The Chicago Tribune reports the victim was identified as […]


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