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    Grateful Dead fan curious about WGN live truck and reporter

    CHICAGO — WGN anchor and reporter Sean Lewis was covering the first of the final three shows for the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on Friday evening. One “Deadhead” found channel 9’s live truck and decided to explore a bit. “The fans of Grateful Dead. They’re friendly, they’re curious and this one just made my night when he stopped by the live truck,” Lewis said on his Facebook fan page. Check out the funny — and awkward — exchange in […]

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    ‘That’s the shark’s house': Woman’s video about N.C. shark attacks goes viral

    TENNESSEE — Video of a Tennessee woman explaining her summer safety tips — inspired by a recent spate of shark encounters in North Carolina — has been watched nearly 7 million times as the Fourth of July weekend approaches. Veronica Nash Poleate’s humorous advice was posted to Facebook on June 28. She said she made the video because her “spirit was troubled” after seeing a report about a shark attack on the news. “I’m not going to the ocean, because […]

  • Picture-perfect weather for the Fourth of July

    Today’s Forecast from the WGN Weather Center: Abundant sunshine, filtered at times by passing summertime clouds. Warmer, but with comfortable humidity as highs reach the mid 80s. Light S/SE winds allow weak lake breezes to keep the beach temperatures in the middle/upper 70s. Generally dry, though isolated thunderstorms could affect up to 20 percent of the area in the late afternoon or evening. Fair and warm overnight. Lows in the middle 60s.

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    Links for June 24: Cruisin’ Wisconsin goes to the Kohler Resort

    Kohler Resort 855-444-2838 http://www.americanclubresort.com/

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    Chicago police officers sue over tattoo cover-up rule

    CHICAGO — Three Chicago cops are filing a lawsuit against the new rules that force them to cover up their tattoos. They say it violates their First Amendment rights. Those new rules say tattoos must be covered when officers are on-duty, or representing the department. The police department says it has not seen the lawsuit, and has no comment. Click here for more on this story from the Chicago Tribune.  

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    Man found dead in carnival section at Ribfest in Naperville

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A man died after apparently diving under a moving carnival ride at Ribfest in Naperville. Naperville police say the man was found unresponsive at about 2:48 p.m. The DuPage County Coroner was notified even though the man was dead on the scene. Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Festival organizers shut down the carnival portion for a time, but many of the rides are back up and running now. The annual event kicked off today at noon. No other information […]

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    TV station offers to staff competitor’s newsroom during sports anchor’s funeral

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – In the wake of a tragedy, Oklahoma’s KOCO News offered to run KFOR News while KFOR’s staff attended a funeral for one of their own. Bobby Barry Jr., KFOR’s main sports anchor, was killed in a scooter accident on June 20. Barry was a University of Oklahoma alumnus. He followed in a family legacy as the sports director after his father, Bob Barry Sr., the station’s sports director and main anchor for over 40 years,  who […]

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  • ‘Big Crazy Family Adventure’ parents discuss their travels, how to take a trip with kids

    Christine Pitkanen and Bruce Kirkby of the new Travel Channel series “Big Crazy Family Adventure” Skyped with the WGN Morning News Crew to talk about some of their adventures as well as how they make traveling with their children fun and easy.

  • Scientist discusses ‘Jurassic’ project with WGN Morning News Crew

    The WGN Morning News Crew talked to Dana Rashid of Montana State University about the Dino-Chicken Project she is working on with Professor Jack Horner and about the likelihood of a real Jurassic Park.


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