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  • PHOTOS: WGN-TV’s 16th annual Back-to-School Kids Fair

    CHICAGO, August 2, 2017 – The 16th annual “WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair” was held Friday, August 11th from 6-9am at the WGN-TV Studios, located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago.  WGN Morning News broadcasted live from the event.  The FREE FAIR featured food, fun, health screenings, safety tips and everything parents need to get kids ready for school. There was plenty of entertainment including performances from The Jesse White Tumblers, DreamWorks and more.  Fun activities included face painting, a petting zoo, mascots, inflatable Bounce Houses […]

  • Mr. Fix It with tips on how to protect your home and car from rodents

  • Amber Alert for 2-year-old in Fort Wayne, IN canceled by police

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — An Amber Alert issued after a 2-year-old girl was believed to have been abducted by her father was canceled Thursday at 5 p.m. after she was dropped off at a local Wendy’s, according to police. The Fort Wayne Police Department said it canceled the alert after she was dropped off, in good health, at the Wendy’s at 7631 S. Town Crossing. The gold Buick involved with the child’s recovery did not match the vehicle that was […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Chicago-area until 9 PM

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9: p.m. CDT. for the following locations Illinois counties included are: Boone, Bureau, Carroll,Cook, De Kalb, Dupage, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, Lee, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin until 9 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/I5tUAP0hdP — […]

  • Chicago man charged with 13 felony counts of burglary

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say they have arrested and charged a serial burglar who has been stealing cash and valuables from commercial buildings across the city. Dwayne Johnson, 55, was arrested in the 5100 block of South Winchester Wednesday when police, aware of an active investigative alert, observed him entering a maroon vehicle. Police say he had been observed on surveillance video defeating locks on commercial business doors. Great work by CPD officers and detectives. 55 year old Dwayne Johnson […]

  • Local Vietnam vet awarded Bronze Star

    A Vietnam Veteran in Hammond, Ind., had a day he’s not likely to forget. Former Army Ranger Kurtis Koch received a surprise visit from U.S. Sen Todd Young, R-Ind., who presented him with a Bronze Star. Koch’s wife worked with the senator’s office to have the medal issued in time for her husband’s birthday next week. But the humble veteran asked the senator to remember those he called “real heroes.”

  • Hidden camera found in suburban Walgreens bathroom

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Police are looking for whoever installed a hidden camera inside the women’s bathroom at a suburban Walgreen’s. The Daily Herald reports it was discovered on Friday at the store on East Oakton Street in Des Plaines. The store manager noticed it because it was designed to look like an electrical outlet and was attached to the wall by velcro. The camera had motion detectors and a small memory card inside. Police think it was up for […]

  • Kids show off dream city models at Project Pipeline Architecture Camp

    CHICAGO –  Engineers-in-the-making unveiled their visions for the city over the weekend. The Illinois chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects runs the Project Pipeline Architecture Camp at the Illinois Institute of Technology, which provides underserved students the chance to work with architects and other professionals in the building industry. For Project Pipeline director, Oswaldo Ortega, the program has had a lasting impact on the junior builders. “It teaches them that they can be active participants in their own environments, […]

  • ‘I want your text’: Pat and Mike read your messages

       

  • CPS lays off more than 950 staff, including 356 teachers; new budget delayed

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools announced Monday morning the district plans to lay off over 950 staff members, including more than 350 teachers. According to the plan,  600 support staff positions will be eliminated, mostly in high schools. Additionally, 356 teachers will be let go, with 240 at the elementary level and 116 in high schools. The Board of Education says this number of layoffs is actually the lowest since 2007, as last year the district cut more than 1,000 […]