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  • 7-year-old’s heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donations

    EDINBURG, Texas – A 7-year-old Texas girl’s Christmas wish list has hundreds of people donating after her first-grade teacher shared her humble requests on Facebook. Ruth Espiricueta told KGBT one of her students at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Crystal Pacheco, wrote the letter after a lesson about the difference between wanting and needing something. “I have binde (been) good this day,” Crystal wrote. “This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a blancet.” Espiricueta […]

  • How to get Tickets to ‘Man of the People’ with Pat Tomasulo

    For tickets to Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo click the link below: The show typically tapes on Fridays. Only the name provided at registration will be allowed to enter the station. NO walk-ups will be allowed into WGN. Government issued ID will be checked and need to match the registration. Audience check-in begins at 11:30am Must be checked in before 12:30pm. No exceptions. Taping concludes approximately at 3:30pm Any ticketing questions should be directed to Click here for […]

  • Tickets FAQ: ‘Man of the People’ with Pat Tomasulo

    HOW DO I GET TICKETS TO THE SHOW Tickets are available on the website at HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS? Tickets are FREE! They are non-transferable and not for sale or resale. Ticket reservations are made through this website only. We do not deal with third-party ticket vendors or allow reservations to be sold/transferred. If you paid for your reservation or obtained one outside of this website, then your reservation is invalid and refused entry. TICKETS ARE FREE. WHERE DOES MAN […]

  • Bride accidentally poisons herself with her own bouquet

    OMAHA, Neb. — A bride in Nebraska poisoned herself with her own wedding bouquet. Chrsitine Jo Miller picked wild flowers the night before her wedding. The flowers she picked turned out to be snow-on-the-mountain, which can cause serious allergic reactions. The next morning, Miller had a painful rash and swollen eyes but still walked down the aisle. She missed her reception, as she was rushed to the hospital. Miller says the events of her wedding only brought her and her […]

  • Here’s how to get a free $20 Starbuck card in Chicago this Friday

    CHICAGO — Attention all Chicago-area Starbucks lovers — here’s your chance at an early Christmas gift! Starbucks is giving out 50,000 $20 gift cards throughout the month of December as part of its “Project Give Good” initiative. On Friday, the company will give away 1,000 of those gift cards in downtown Chicago. The gift cards will be handed out by members of Starbucks’ “Give Good” squad at 2 p.m. at the Christmas tree in Millennium Park (Michigan Ave. and Randolph […]

  • Lititz police respond to WGN anchor’s hilarious mispronunciation of Pennsylvania town

    LITITZ, Penn. — It appears that news of WGN-TV anchor Robin Baumgarten’s blooper has made it all the way to the East Coast. During the 9 a.m. hour of WGN Morning News Wednesday, the anchors were discussing some of the delightfully-named towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country — like Paradise, Penn. — when Baumgarten said the first town in the list: Lititz. And she got the pronunciation very, very wrong. Laughter ensued on live TV, and the clip went viral. Even […]

  • Tribune Broadcasting Names Todd Manley Station Manager of WGN Radio AM 720 Chicago

    Tribune Broadcasting Names Todd Manley Station Manager of WGN Radio AM 720 Chicago WGN-TV President/General Manager Paul Rennie Adds WGN Radio to His Oversight CHICAGO – Larry Wert, President of Tribune Broadcasting, today announced several management changes at WGN Radio. Todd Manley, WGN Radio’s, Vice President of Content & Programming, will now add Station Manager to his title. In his expanded role, Manley will oversee the long-term strategy and day-to-day management of WGN Radio on all platforms. Manley will report […]

  • WGN anchor’s mispronunciation of Pennsylvania Dutch Country town is cracking up everyone

    CHICAGO — Another day, another flub on Chicago’s WGN Morning News. During Wednesday’s 9 a.m. newscast, anchor Robin Baumgarten was reading a story about delightfully named towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was a follow-up to a story WGN aired Tuesday about a Christmas Center in Paradise, Penn. The first town name up in our list: Lititz. It’s normally pronounced “lih-its,” but that’s not what Robin said. Not even close. Her pronunciation drew laughs from co-anchors Paul Konrad and Larry Potash, […]

  • Morning crew calls Jim Ramsey to wish him a Happy Retirement!

    Weatherman Jim Ramsey is retiring after 30 years at WGN-TV. Naturally, Paul Konrad called him up bright and early Tuesday to chat with him about it.

  • WGN weatherman Jim Ramsey announces his retirement

    CHICAGO — After working at WGN-TV for 30 years, weatherman Jim Ramsey has announced his retirement. Jim currently forecasts the weather for WGN’s evening and 9 p.m. weekend newscasts. He’s ready to have his weekends back and plans on spending more time with his wife. His last day will be Dec. 30. Please join us in wishing Jim all the best!