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  • Watch the Chicago Children’s Choir’s ‘Red Jacket Optional’ event LIVE

    Chicago Children’s Choir is hosting its annual “Red Jacket Optional” gala at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20., and you can watch live coverage of the event right here on WGNtv.com! A media partner for the event, WGN-TV is pleased to host “RJO LIVE!” — a livestream event offering a front-row seat to inspiring performances, exclusive backstage interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of an unforgettable gala.  WGN’s Micah Materre and Tahman Bradley will serve as hosts for the […]

  • CTU President Karen Lewis suffers stroke, remains hospitalized

    CHICAGO — Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis remains hospitalized after suffering a stroke Thursday. Lewis tells the Chicago Tribune that she’s doing OK, but that there’s a difficult road to recovery ahead. Back in 2014, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, which forced her to drop out of the Chicago mayoral race. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released the following statement: “I reached out to Karen this morning to wish her a speedy recovery and, as anyone who […]

  • Woman charged after son, 6, left in car submerged in Aurora pond

    AURORA, Ill. — A woman from Cicero is being held on $500,000 bond after police say she crashed her car into an Aurora pond and left her 6-year-old son in the submerged vehicle. Gladys Ruvira-Garcia, 31, is charged with three counts aggravated DUI, along with several traffic offenses including driving without a valid driver’s license. Police say Ruvira-Garcia was driving her car in the early hours of Sunday morning with four other occupants —  her adult sister, two teenagers and her […]

  • Illinois couple arrested with stockpile of weapons at motel

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. — A man and a woman were arrested after police found an arsenal in their motel room in southern Illinois. Cara Anderson and Shawn Holland both face charges for unlawful possession of firearms. Police say they received a tip about weapons being kept at a Motel Six, in Caseyville, near St. Louis. They recovered assault rifles, handguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Authorities say they believe the couple was trying to sell them. “In light of everything […]

  • Delta passenger says she was told to stop singing national anthem

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A doctor in Georgia says she was given an apology from Delta Airlines after a flight attendant asked her to stop singing the national anthem to honor a fallen soldier. Dr. Pamela Gaudry was on a flight back to Georgia when she learned that fallen Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright was on her flight. She and others on the flight agreed to sing the anthem as they waited for the soldiers to unload his body. That was when […]

  • Chicago hotel steps up when couple’s wedding in Puerto Rico canceled

    CHICAGO — A Chicago couple planned to have a destination wedding in Puerto Rico but Hurricane Maria ruined that dream. Anna and Brian Fehr still shared the moment with friends and family, thanks to the Hotel Monaco. Someone working at the hotel overheard Anna  talk about what had happened and helped arrange the event. Everything came together fast, giving the newlyweds a memorable wedding story. “These people that you run into in life that all of a sudden make things […]

  • Orkin names Chicago the rattiest city in America for the 3rd year running

    CHICAGO —  Fall is rodent season as pests like notorious rats seek out food and shelter for the winter. Chicago is no stranger to these pests. On Monday, Chicago topped Orkin’s list of rattiest cities for the third consecutive year. Rodents are more then an unpleasant nuisance. Rats and mice can increase a home’s risk of fire, damage a home’s foundation, contaminate food, and transmit pathogens. “Rodents like to chew on wood and electrical wires, increasing the fire danger behind […]

  • Heavy rains, chance of severe storms

    CHICAGO — For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • No watch parties in Park at Wrigley for NLCS Games 1 and 2

    CHICAGO — Rainy weather predicted for this weekend is complicating plans for Chicago Cubs fans. Watch parties at the Park at Wrigley for NLCS Games 1 and 2 have been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you’re looking for other options, Wrigley’s Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern or the Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap will be open for the games. The Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS starting Saturday. Game 1 is at 7 p.m. Next stop: LA! […]

  • Plane carrying Cubs team to Los Angeles diverts to Albuquerque

    CHICAGO — A plane carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday. The plane landed in Albuquerque around 6:30 a.m. Central and sat at the airport while the team waited for a new pilot after their previous one ran out of allotted flying hours. They were grounded for about five hours before they resumed their flight to L.A., where they safely arrived. According to MLB’s Jon Morosi, the plane was diverted after a family […]