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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    Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed a pregnant mother

    CHICAGO – Charges have been filed in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman on Christmas Eve. Silvestre Garcia, 22, is charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a deadly accident. Police say he struck and killed Karla Leanos, 26,  as she walked across the street in the 4200 block of West Ogden Avenue Thursday night. The crash was caught on surveillance video. Leanos was reportedly 7 months pregnant and has three young children. Doctors were able to […]

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    One in custody after Wrigleyville shooting

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are still trying to piece together the events that led up to a shootout and car chase in Wrigleyville early Sunday morning.  Before it was over, several cars were damaged, one person was injured, and one person in police custody. Chicago police say more than 30 — and as many as 50 — shots were fired between a group of people walking near Racine and Patterson and another group of people in a passing car around 3 a.m. Sunday […]

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    Estimated 200K celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill. – Thousands of area Roman Catholics are making a pilgrimage to Des Plaines this weekend. They’re celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Huge crowds gather every year on the Maryville Academy campus for this two-day event.  With the unseasonably warm temperatures, police are expecting 200,000 people by tonight. The celebration marks the appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego in 1531 in Mexico.  He later reached Roman Catholic sainthood. The outdoor suburban shrine […]

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    Thousands get revved up for Toys for Tots motorcycle ride

    CHICAGO – Thousands of bikers showed up for the annual Toys for Tots motorcycle ride Sunday morning.  It’s not only one of the largest motorcycle events in Chicago, but in the country.  It was surely a sight to see – and hear. With a rev of the engine and a release of the clutch, the bikers were off for their annual ride up Western Avenue to deliver toys for children in need. Governor Bruce Rauner was on hand for the annual event. […]

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    Three shot outside Wicker Park club

    CHICAGO – Three men were shot outside a club in Wicker Park early Sunday. Police say the shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. in front of a club in the 1200 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue. According to Police, the men had gotten into an argument inside  Esso. Witnesses say, when they walked outside, someone in a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and started shooting. One 26-year-old man suffered gun shot wounds in the right arm and left buttocks. Another 26-year-old man was […]

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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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