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  • McDonald’s employees rally for $15 minimum wage

    OAK BROOK, Ill. – Dozens of McDonald’s employees and community activists gathered Monday at McDonald’s headquarters to protest for $15 minimum wage. The protest comes three days before McDonald’s annual shareholders meeting. Employees claim the company has a record of blocking raises, which hurt minority workers. McDonald’s has been a target for the Fight for 15 Movement for years. The movement pushes for increased pay and union rights. WGN reached out to McDonald’s for comment but got no response. The […]

  • Come cheer on Robin at her first 1K run!

    WGN Weatherman Paul Konrad helps our very own Robin Baumgarten get ready for her 1K on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6am. The first  100 fans to come to WGN Studios, 2501 W. Bradley Place, to support her will get a t-shirt.    Sign up here and join us!  Watch the video in the player above.

  • WGN Morning News team spend ‘day of volunteering’ at St. Stanislaus Kostka

    The WGN Morning News team got out of the studio for a day of volunteering at St. Stanislaus Kostka School. They did landscaping, painting, cleaning and of course, participated in recess with the students. The Big Shoulders Fund organized the event. The nonprofit has worked in Chicago for thirty years and helps more than 20,000 students in 77 schools in the city. For more information go to

  • Chicago selling 3,200 vacant lots for just $1

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is continuing a popular program for people who want to become land owners. More than 3,200 vacant lots on the city’s South and West sides will be sold to nearby homeowners for just $1 each. This is the seventh annual Large Lots Program. More than 1,200 lots have been sold through the program. The city found when lots are owned the streets are cleaner, safer and quieter. The community also becomes more involved because many […]

  • Dr. Lauren Streicher with latest headlines in women’s health

    Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Lauren Streicher discussed the latest medical headlines, including the First Lady’s kidney procedure, how your eating habits could impact your hearing and your chances of getting pregnant. Watch the video in the player above.