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  • Bill to punish inmates for exposing themselves in jail passes Senate committee

    CHICAGO — A bill to punish inmates for exposing themselves in jail has passed out of a state Senate committee. It’s in response to a problem WGN Investigates first reported one year ago.   Cook County jail inmates are accused of exposing themselves to staff and sometimes even throwing bodily fluid at them.  It’s happened more than 600 times at the county jail in the last 16 months. The sheriff now houses these inmates in a special section of the […]

  • No injuries reported in fire near suburban canal

    FOREST VIEW, Ill. — Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire in Forest View, Illinois. The fire broke out near the Sanitary and Ship Canal off of I-55 near Harlem Ave. Chicago Coast Guard Marine Safety Unite says the fire is on a transfer dock. Employees were evacuated from the area and the valves for the diesel fuel were shut off. There are no reports of injuries at this time. This is a developing story.  Check back for […]

  • 1-minute forecast: Mostly sunny, breezy and cool

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Nursing mother reporting for jury duty says no lactation room at Daley Center

    CHICAGO — A nursing mother is accusing the Daley Center of pregnancy discrimination. Last October, Judith Miller reported for jury duty. She wanted to pump breast milk for her 11-week-old son before her group was called. Miller said the circuit court’s website claims there’s a private lactation room, but when she asked, the staff directed her to the men’s room. She ended up leaving, unable to fulfill her civic duty. Miller and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint […]

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  • Sunday Brunch: Smoked Brisket

    Greg Welch, head pitmaster at City Barbeque, showed how to make beef brisket and a beef brisket sandwich at home. City Barbecue will be opening up their second Chicagoland location on Monday. The first 50 guests will receive a limited edition “First Fifty” City Barbeque t-shirt and a coupon for a free sandwich on their next visit. City Barbeque’s New Location opens April 23 14301 S. LaGrange Road Orland Park, Ill. www.citybbq.com Smoked Brisket Season brisket. Preheat smoker to 225° […]

  • Dr. Pierre Johnson: “Pulse of Perseverance”

    Dr. Pierre Johnson, one of the co-authors of “Pulse of Perseverance,” joined us. Johnson grew up on the South Side and overcame many obstacle to become a doctor.

  • Alpana Singh: Best wines for spring

    Master Sommelier Alpana Singh shared her picks for best wines for spring.

  • Man dies after being pulled from car in Lake Michigan near Navy Pier

    CHICAGO — A man died Friday after rescue crews pulled him from a car that plunged into Lake Michigan near Navy Pier. Car has gone into Lake Michigan near navy pier. Full response. Divers attempting to reach driver. — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) April 20, 2018 Crews responded to Navy Pier around 5:30 p.m. Friday after witnesses said a car had driven into the lake. Divers searched the water near the north end of the pier; the car and victim […]

  • Slain commander among five new names added to Gold Star Memorial

    CHICAGO — A somber ceremony was held Friday to remember some of Chicago’s finest. Five more fallen Chicago police officers were added to the Gold Star Memorial. That includes the name of Commander Paul Bauer who was shot and killed in the line of duty just two months ago. Commander Bauer’s wife and teenage daughter along with Bauer’s father and other family members were on hand for the ceremony.  His daughter Grace unveiled his name. Bauer and four others took […]