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    Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

    President Donald Trump is continuing his attacks on the news media. Trump has taken to Twitter to slam “The FAKE NEWS media,” saying it “is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 Trump specifically cited a series of news outlets, naming The New York Times, NBC, […]

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    Attack of suspect in 11-year-old Takiya Holmes’ murder caught on video

    VIEWER ADVISORY: This video contains graphic content CHICAGO — The suspect in 11-year-old Takiya Holmes’ death was attacked by another inmate as he waited for his hearing on Wednesday, as surveillance video released by the Cook County Sheriff shows. While 19-year-old Antwan Jones was waiting for his bond appearance, he sat slumped in a chair, handcuffed, when a man rushed at him and punched him repeatedly, before a deputy grabbed him. Jones is accused of shooting at rival gang members, when a stray bullet struck Takiya […]

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    Tom Skilling receives ‘Pride of Edgewater’ Award

    CHICAGO — WGN’s very own Tom Skilling received the “Pride of Edgewater Award” Thursday from the neighborhood he calls home. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce honored Skilling because of his dedication to news and support of local businesses. During an event in Edgewater Thursday, Skilling thanked the audience for the award, and of course told one of his famous stories about a Chicago snowstorm. “It’s a great neighborhood – there are a lot of good things happening, it’s home to […]

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    Illinois Holocaust Museum debuts exhibit about notorious Nazi Adolf Eichman

    SKOKIE — The Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting a new exhibit about one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, featuring artifacts displayed for the first time outside Israel. The exhibit is about Adolf Eichman and his capture in 1961. He was living in Argentina, under an assumed name, when Israeli intelligence service agents tracked him down. The exhibit will be in Skokie until June 18th.  

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    3 killed, 2 in critical condition after shooting in Brighton Park home

    CHICAGO — Three people are dead and two are in critical condition after they were wounded in a shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the victims were in a residence when an unknown offender entered, produced a weapon and fired shots. An 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the head and were pronounced dead on the scene. A male of undisclosed age suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was pronounced dead later […]

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    Trump aides were in constant touch with Russian officials during campaign

    WASHINGTON – High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN. President-elect Trump and then-President Barack Obama were both briefed on details of the extensive communications between suspected Russian operatives and people associated with the Trump campaign and the Trump business, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Both the frequency of the communications and […]

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    WGN crew brings Valentine’s Day greetings to local children’s hospital

    There were a lot of Valentine’s Day smiles this morning at a west suburban hospital thanks to a special visit and some special Valentines from some of the WGN crew. Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra were there to help bring a little love to some sick kiddos this holiday.  And they were joined by a special guest.

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    Gary teen located after Monday’s Amber Alert

    GARY, Ind. — A Gary, Indiana teen who was the focus of an Amber Alert has been located. 15-year-old Chastinea Reeves is in police custody. Her 34-year-old mother was the victim of a homicide early Monday morning, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Gary police say they found a 34-year-old woman dead in the Oak Knoll Renaissance Apartments, which is where Chastinea lived with her mother. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns

    WASHINGTON — Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night. His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians. “I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President […]

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    Chicago man’s private collection of cars is his American dream

    CHICAGO — Stephane Rambaud is not your average guy. He was born in France, found himself an intern in Chicago at the age of 22. Then he stayed and worked and travelled the world before retiring at the ripe old age of 50. Settling into his new role as retiree, he found himself more fired up than ever about cars and vintage cars.  He used to  dream of driving James Bond’s latest getaway car or Magnum P.I’s sexy red Ferrari. […]