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Erin Ivory joined WGN Morning News in April 2011. She currently covers traffic, as well as live and breaking news via Skycam 9.

Two years prior to covering traffic, Erin had been working at WGN-TV as a per-diem general assignment reporter for WGN News. Before reporting with WGN, she helped launch the station’s online traffic reporting show CommunterCast in 2007 and worked as a traffic anchor on CLTV.

Prior to WGN, Erin was a weekend news anchor and general assignment reporter at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also worked as a reporter for WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana, and at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, as a reporter and morning anchor.

Erin graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism.

Recent Articles
  • Small jet carrying transplant organs slides off runway in Wheeling

    WHEELING, Ill. — A private chartered jet has slid off the runway in Wheeling. The incident happened at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Chicago Executive Airport. A Falcon FA20, operated by Kalitta Flying Service, was landing when it slid off the end of the runway into crushable concrete. The plane flew into Chicago to pick up an organ for transplant, a spokesman with the Chicago Executive Airport confirmed. Preliminary reports say two people were onboard at the time of the incident. No injuries […]

  • Rollover semi causes major back-ups on OB Edens at Dempster

    CHICAGO —  A rollover semi caused major delays on the outbound Edens Expressway at Dempster Thrusday morning. All lanes were shut down earlier from Touhy to Dempster, but now only one lane remains closed. If you’re stuck in traffic, your best bet is to get off at Peterson and take Cicero or Frontage Road. As an alternate to the Edens, try Lincoln Avenue. Check http://wgntv.com/traffic for the latest delay information. This is a developing story. Check back for details.  

  • How independent is CPD’s Independent Police Review Authority

    CHICAGO — The practices of the Chicago police are now under federal review by the Department of Justice after the release of the Laquan McDonald video. Many are also questioning the practices and culture of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority. WGN’s Erin McElroy looks at why it may not be as autonomous as thought.

  • Chicago has the worst traffic bottleneck in the country, study says

    CHICAGO — A new study released Monday by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago. The top-ranked Chicago chokepoint is located on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) between the Circle Interchange (I-290) and Edens junction (I-94). The bottleneck was found to extend 12 miles, costing motorists 16.9 million hours’ worth of time, equivalent to $418 million in 2014. More than 6.3 million gallons of […]

  • Demetrius and Erin learn how to enjoy eating healthy

    Demetrius and Erin invited a food expert into their home to show them simple ways to eat healthy and enjoy it.  

  • Lawmakers set to vote on banning gay conversion therapy; Man speaks out on damage it caused him

    Gay conversion therapy, the practice of trying to cure a person of homosexuality through counseling, is now banned in many states. The debate is now  in the lap of Illinois politicians as pressure ramps up for a state ban. California, New Jersey and Washington D.C. were the first to ban the practice. Now this week, 18 other states, including Illinois are calling for a vote. The Obama administration is encouraging state lawmakers to end conversion therapy in response to a […]

  • How is Chicago collecting over a billion in unpaid tickets? (Hint: It’s not.)

    CHICAGO — While red light cameras took center stage during the elections, the real story may not be those rampant tickets but the money behind them. So many complaints have been lodged about Chicago’s heavy handed ticketing. But just what are the numbers and how much was the city pulling in from parking and camera tickets? The city of Chicago has over a billion dollars in unpaid tickets dating back over a decade. So while Chicago has this tough stance […]

  • Air Rescue: A behind the scenes look at medical helicopters

    CHICAGO– We’ve all seen car accidents with police lights and an ambulance on the shoulder, but the really traumatic crashes are rarely viewed, since police will shut down the entire stretch of road. Those are the calls that go to the air ambulances. WGN takes a rare, behind the scenes look at the crews who swoop in when every second counts. Once that call comes in to the crew at superior air ambulance the race is on to get in […]

  • Chicago paratransit riders concerned over Rauner’s proposed budget cuts

    CHICAGO –Under Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget plan, the CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding, threatening deep service cuts. For Vanessa Gonzales, the Pace paratransit bus is her lifeline to work and any semblance of a normal routine. “It’s what I have, it’s the only thing I have and it’s really important” Vanessa’s struggle began several years back, when severe rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma stole her vision and her body’s ability to get around. She, like thousands […]

  • Warming up car myth: BUSTED