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  • U.S. warns citizens about travel to Mexico’s Los Cabos, Cancun as violent crime surges

    ​​ The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for popular tourist destinations Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico because of the country’s ongoing drug wars. #Mexico– we warn US cits about risk of traveling to parts of Mexico due to activities of criminal organizations. https://t.co/zZGe4BdXKO pic.twitter.com/Czd4AAkHMF — Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) August 22, 2017 The warnings come after a surge of violence between criminal groups in those regions that left innocent bystanders dead, the Los Angeles Times […]

  • WGN-TV’S TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD NOMINATION APPLICATION

    Now is your chance to reward an outstanding teacher in your life for all their contributions both in and out of school! WGN-TV’s “Teacher of the Month” returns in September 2016.  The program will run through the end of the school year, profiling one teacher each month. We’re interested in teachers who make a difference in their community as well as in the classroom.  Candidates will be judged on their educational achievements in the classroom, community contributions and the innovativeness of their teaching techniques. […]

  • Missing U of I scholar’s family appeals to Trump for help finding her

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — On Thursday, the parents of a Chinese woman who was abducted while studying at the University of Illinois spoke out for the first time since an arrest was made. Investigators have said they believe 26-year-old Yingying Zhang is dead, although her body hasn’t been found. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that Zhang’s mother and younger brother flew to Illinois on Saturday. Her father and boyfriend have been in the U.S. since June 17. Last week, the family sent a […]

  • School sends 4-year-old boy home over long hair

    MONT BELVIEU, Texas — A 4-year-old boy in Texas was sent home from school because his hair is too long, KTRK reports. “He’s never had a haircut. It’s just kinda part of his identity,” said mom Jessica Oates of her son Jabez. Oates learned of school hair policies at registration. She says she was told she’d need a letter citing a religious or cultural exception. But before she wrote one, she says she was told, “Don’t come back until your […]

  • Share your photos of the Great American Eclipse

    CHICAGO — For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse is crossing the country from coast to coast. In Chicago, the sun will be about 89 percent covered. Share your photos of the Great American Eclipse as it passes over you. Click the “Submit Your Photo” button below the gallery. We might use your photos on TV or on social media!

  • WGN’s Tom Skilling watching the eclipse is the sweetest thing you’ll ever see

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Monday’s eclipse was like a Super Bowl of sorts for WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling. For the first time in his life, Skilling watched a total solar eclipse in Carbondale, Ill. and his emotional reaction was broadcast live on TV. He teared up, hugged those around him and even started singing “Here Comes The Sun” with fellow eclipse watchers. “Tom Skilling” started trending on Twitter, with many praising Skilling for his coverage as well as his honest […]

  • Man dies after being found shot in outside Cook County criminal courthouse

    CHICAGO –A man appearing in court was shot and killed just after leaving the Cook County courthouse Friday morning. The man was taken in critical condition to the hospital but died this afternoon. It was just after 11:15 a.m. when authorities say a 28-year-old man was shot and in the chest at 31st and Rockwell, about a block away from the from the Cook County jail. He was driven by a 26-year-old woman to the busy entrance of the Cook […]

  • U of C professor on Barcelona terror attack

    A professor a University of Chicago, Dr. Keven Ruby is also the Senior Research Associate for the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, or CPOST.

  • WGN anchor Mark Suppelsa retiring at the end of the year

    CHICAGO — Veteran Chicago newsman Mark Suppelsa announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. Suppelsa, 55, currently anchors WGN Evening News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten. He sent the following email to the newsroom Thursday: My good colleagues, I believe I’m breaking some news here. I am retiring at the end of this year. My wife and I have for years planned carefully for this period […]

  • Man charged in fatal shooting outside Schaumburg Walgreens

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A 37-year-old man is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday on first degree murder charges. Oliver Rhone, of Glendale Heights, is charged with fatally shooting 37-year-old Quentin Tillison in the parking lot of a Walgreens at Wise and Roselle Roads in Schaumburg earlier this week. Police say Tillison was shot in the stomach after police say he got into an argument with another man. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.