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  • Quintonio LeGrier’s father contradicts officer’s testimony in wrongful death trial

    CHICAGO — The father of 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo, contradicted the officer’s testimony. Antonio LeGrier took the stand to testify on Thursday at Rialmo’s wrongful death civil trial, saying he never told Rialmo “You did what you had to do,” after the Dec. 26, 2015 shooting of LeGrier. On Wednesday, Rialmo testified that the teen’s father came down the stairs after the shooting and repeatedly said, “You did what you […]

  • Man killed in shooting on Stevenson ID’d

    CHICAGO — A man driving on the Stevenson Expressway was killed in a shooting Thursday afternoon. Police said the man, identified as Keyon Berry, 30, was shot twice around noon on I-55. He crashed his car near the Kedzie Avenue exit. Southbound lane of I-55 were closed for hours during the investigation. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet known. No one is in custody. Police are asking  anyone who was in the area between 11:45-11:50 a.m. and saw the vehicle […]

  • Days of rain bring flooding concerns to Chicago area

    The first day of summer has brought heavy rain, storms and flooding to much of the Chicago area. Widespread rains of 1 to 3 inches have been recorded so far across the Chicago area. Midway Airport has seen 2.55” so far today. Breaking the previous record of 1.53” set back in 1937. — Demetrius Ivory (@DIvory_WGN) June 21, 2018 Rain gauge reports through 2PM: 4.11” Park Forest3.83” Olympia Fields2.99” CHI-Bridgeport (Sox Park)2.85” CHI-West Loop2.30” CHI-Midway2.25” Peotone1.82” Schaumburg 1.40” Waukegan 1.36” […]

  • Elk Grove to make Narcan available in public places

    ELK GROVE, Ill. — Northwest suburban Elk Grove is rolling out a new program to fight the opioid crisis. Narcan, a drug used to stop fatal overdoses, will be available in public places. Narcan kits will be placed in nearly 20 locations, primarily village facilities, according to the village website. Businesses and schools may be included later. Good Samaritans will be able to grab a Narcan kit and use it if someone is suffering an overdose. The Elk Grove Village website […]

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  • Peter Perry compares history with present day through photography

    Photographer and student, Peter Perry, is doing a project that has gone viral. Perry prints out pictures of historical events and then takes a picture of the exact place. He then combines the two to see what the event would look like in present time.

  • COPA releases video involving off-duty cop exchanging gunfire with suspect

    CHICAGO – The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released surveillance video of a shooting involving an off-duty police officer. In the video, a man is seen entering K & J Global Pharmacy in Edgewater on the 6200 block of North Clark Street on April 20 and almost immediately opened fire. The offender then fled from the store. No one was struck as a result of the exchange of gunfire. Area North Detectives are investigating.

  • Ask WGN: Do you have a big question about Chicago or the region? Get answers!

    Do you have something you’ve always wondered about the people, places or things going on in your community, but never knew how to get answers? You’re in the right place (unless it’s weather-related, then ask Tom Skilling)! We’re looking for big questions about Chicago and the suburbs to answer on the WGN News. Here’s how it works: share your name, question and contact information with us in the form below. Then after the deadline we’ll pick our favorite question, assign […]

  • Your Summer Weather Photos

    Summer has arrived in Chicagoland!  How are you spending it?  What have you seen? Share your photos with us!   And you can see more photos here.   SUBMIT YOUR SUMMER PHOTOS HERE  

  • 70 people sickened in Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

    The Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday there are now 70 cases of people sickened by salmonella in an outbreak linked to pre-cut melons. The CDC and the FDA are investigating the outbreak that has been reported in seven states including  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. The products have been distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. […]