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Courtney Gousman is a general assignment reporter appearing on WGN-TV's evening newscasts.

Recent Articles
  • $8K reward for information leading to Shamiya Adams killer

    Community activists offer an $8 thousand dollar reward for information leading to the person who killed an 11-year-old girl in East Garfield Park. Shamiya Adams was attending a friend’s sleepover near Gladys and Springfield Friday night. Family members said Shamiya was eating s’mores over a pretend campfire, when a stray bullet came through a side window hitting her in the head. Mayor Rahm Emanuel became emotional when talking about Shamiya’s death yesterday. He visited Adams’ family and neighbors to offer […]

  • Man charged with murder in beating death of Jacob Klepacz

    Bond is denied for a man charged with robbing and beating a man to death in Lincoln Park. Prosecutors say Marco Alvarado and another man punched Jacob Klepacz in April. Klepacz was beaten, robbed, and left to die. Authorities say Alvarado e stole Klepacz’s wallet and cell phone. Alvarado is charged with two counts of murder, plus two counts of robbery, all felonies. For the past three months, Klepacz family and friends  were searching for answers. Family and friends say […]

  • Chicago’s Ukrainian community remembers lives lost, condemns Russian government

    Chicago’s Ukrainian community is very upset over the Malaysia Airlines jetliner being shot down over their native land. They took a moment to remember those innocent lives lost in the skies over Ukraine, while also making a political statement. At 2 p.m. Saturday, about 100 people gathered near the Water Tower to say prayers for the 298 people who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America led this vigil, which also condemned Russia’s government for […]

  • Passengers at O’Hare concerned over Malaysia flight news

    News of the Malaysia Airline plane crash has travelers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport concerned Thursday afternoon. Passengers are not reporting any significant security delays and no flights have been cancelled. A Chicago Dept of Aviation spokesperson confirmed Malaysia Airlines does not have a ticketing counter here nor does it fly out of O’Hare. Additionally, there are no direct flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur. Passengers traveling to and from Chicago and Amsterdam on KLM Airlines spoke to WGN’s Courtney Gousman […]

  • Prisoner who escaped in Elgin caught trying to catch a cab

    The man who escaped from the Elgin Mental Health Center Wednesday morning is back in custody. Jesse Vega escaped Wednesday morning in the area of Seneca and Dundee in Elgin. Authorities in Elgin say a citizen heard a commotion in her backyard this afternoon.  She observed Vega getting into a cab that happened to  be in the area. The citizen contacted police. The cab driver was also aware of the alerts on Vega and contacted his dispatch center. Officers arrived on the scene […]