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  • Woman charged with sexually assaulting girl, 6, in Marquette Park

    CHICAGO — A 32-year-old woman has been charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. Latoya Frost was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 6900 block of South Western. Police say the assault on the 6-year-old happened earlier that day in 7100 block of South Artesian. Frost is charged with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault and one county of aggravated battery. According to the Sun-Times, she’s being held without bail until her next court […]

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    FULL LIST: Chicago area school closings

    Find out if a weather emergency has closed your school, business or daycare center. The Emergency Closing Center lists the status of all reported ECC facilities. If you do not see your facility listed it means the facility has not reported a status change to ECC.

  • Senate leaders announce two-year budget pact, DACA debate continues

    The Senate’s top leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with almost $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks and Democrats seeking billions for infrastructure projects and combatting opioid abuse. The agreement is likely to be added to a stopgap spending bill that passed the House on Tuesday and is aimed at averting a government shutdown Thursday at midnight. The plan […]

  • Search ends for local woman missing in Hawaii

    The search has ended for a nurse from the suburbs who went missing in Hawaii. Crews completed their final search for Kelly Mrowinski on Monday. Mrowinski is from Schaumburg, Ill. She was hiking above a waterfall with a man on Jan. 26 when they were swept into a river by a flash flood. The man made it to shore but Mrowinski was not seen again.

  • Planning underway for military parade requested by Pres. Trump

    Initial planning for the military parade requested by President Donald Trump is now underway, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has confirmed. It is expected that the Army Military District of Washington, which oversees some military activities in the city, will be designated to coordinate parade planning, according to a senior defense official. One option being considered is to hold the parade in November in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War […]

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    Operations resume at Charleston airport after evacuation, suspicious package investigation

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Normal operations have resumed after the airport in Charleston, S.C., was evacuated earlier Friday morning. Authorities were investigating a suspicious package, but no other details were provided. Passengers were moved to a parking lot until the all-clear was given.   The airport tweeted that operations have resumed but to expect delays and to check your flight status with your airline. Airport operations are resuming. Expect lines as we work to get you travels under way today. Please […]

  • 10 years later, police still search for killer in Lane Bryant murders

    TINLEY PARK, Ill. — One day before the 10 year anniversary of the Lane Bryant murders, police released a new 3D sketch of the suspect. The new image was prepared by Michigan State Police. It’s an enhanced version of the original sketch made from an eyewitness account. On Feb. 2, 2008, five women were murdered at a Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park. A man posing as a delivery driver pulled a gun, forced them into a back room and shot […]

  • Tavis Smiley in Chicago fighting sexual misconduct allegations with town hall series

    CHICAGO — TV host Tavis Smiley is in Chicago for a town hall meeting Thursday night. It’s part of his fight against sexual misconduct allegations that led PBS to stop airing his show. In an interview on WGN Morning News Thursday, he said the country needs to find a way for men and women to engage each other in the workplace. “People have different views about whether or not there is such a thing as a consensual relationship in the […]

  • 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. […]

  • Pizza healthier breakfast option than most cereals, report says

    Looking for something to eat this morning? Why not heat up that leftover pizza! Cold pizza, microwaved pizza or store bought — it doesn’t matter — because according to The Daily Meal, it’s better than those cereals loaded with sugar. Pizza’s got protein, carbs and it might actually have some vegetables, depending on which kind you are eating. The Daily Mail even spoke to nutritionist who says an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk […]