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  • PHOTOS: WGN Morning News annual St. Patrick’s Day party at 115 Bourbon Street

    CHICAGO — It’s that time of year once again! The entire WGN Morning News team was out at 115 Bourbon Street on Chicago’s South Side. Here’s a look at some of the fun we’re having. Photos by WGN’s Dietrich Zeigler.

  • 3rd grader reports Friday morning’s forecast

    Kaleb Bahena, a 3rd grader from James Monroe Elementary, does the weather forecast on WGN Morning News.

  • Mr. Fix It on getting rid of the green algae on your house

  • Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer shot 6 times, autopsy shows

    CHICAGO — The grim autopsy records of slain Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer are now made public by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The highly regarded 53-year-old department veteran was shot six times. He suffered two wounds to the head, two wounds to the right side of his chest, another bullet wound to the left side of his neck, and yet another in his right forearm. There were also some scrapes and contusions on his body. Shomari Legghette, 44, […]

  • Man found dead on CTA Brown Line train

    CHICAGO — A man was found dead on the CTA Brown Line early Friday morning. It happened at the Belmont stop in Lakeview just before 2 a.m. The man, believed to be in his 50s, was found on a train as it was pulling into the station. Police say his death does not appear to be suspicious. Red, Purple and Brown line trains are running normally.

  • Trump ready to replace H.R. McMaster as national security advisor: reports

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The news comes two days after Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and moved to replace him with a close ally, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. On Wednesday, Trump chose conservative TV analyst Larry Kudlow to replace his top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, who quit earlier this month following a tariff rift. Communications director Hope Hicks and staff secretary Rob Porter […]

  • CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson to testify in lawsuit over police shooting

    CHICAGO — Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, will sit down Thursday for a sworn deposition in a lawsuit by the family of a teenager shot by a Chicago police officer. An officer shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones in 2015 while responding to a disturbance call. A police disciplinary board ruled the shooting unjustified. Lawyers for LeGrier’s family want to know why the city continues to defend the officer. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has also been ordered to testify.

  • Teen reports sex abuse at fast food place in North Center

    CHICAGO —  Chicago police are searching for a potential sexual predator in the North Center neighborhood. A 15-year-old girl told police he approached her at a fast food restaurant on Addison across the street from Lane Tech high school Wednesday morning. He sat next to the girl, without permission, and offered money for sexual favors. Then, he touched her inappropriately, and exposed himself to her. She ran away. Police say if you recognize the man in this surveillance picture, they want to […]

  • Chicago Bulls show a day in the life of WGN/CLTV’s Cortney Hall

    CHICAGO — You probably seen Cortney Hall anchoring for CLTV and reading the headlines during the 9 a.m. hour of WGN Morning News. But did you know she works as an announcer for the Chicago Bulls at the United Center? The Bulls followed Cortney for one full day — check it out in the video player above. And try to stay awake — her day starts at 2 a.m.!

  • Man shot by police officer in Bridgeport

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer shot a person when responding to a “domestic situation” in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to a Bridgeport home just before 12 p.m. on the 2800 block of South Throop by a woman who said she was being threatened by a man with a knife inside the residence. When officers arrived, they were met by someone they identified as the victim, a woman, that led them to a second floor bedroom where they […]