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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
  • One of the first Ace Hardware stores going out of business after 145 years

    One of the country’s first Ace Hardware stores is covered in ‘Going out of Business’ signs after 145 years. Stauber’s Ace Hardware has been passed down four generations, opening it’s doors just a year after the Chicago Fire in 1872. It opened at a time when the entire city was finally beginning to rebuild. The business was extremely successful and became a Chicago landmark along Lincoln Avenue over the years. The owner, has decided to break family tradition and pursue […]

  • Teen turns field of pumpkins into thousands of dollars for charities

    SYCAMORE, Illl. — A teenager from Sycamore has turned her field of pumpkins into a huge charity project. She calls it “Pumpkins for Punkins.” Megan McConnaughay started planting pumpkin seeds two years ago, and since then, made thousands in profits from her harvest. She has donated every penny earned to different charities. Last year, her pumpkins bought hundreds of Christmas gifts for kids who would otherwise go without. “It’s the best thing to see. Just makes me feel so good knowing this […]

  • Family honors daughter with fundraiser for under-funded brain tumor research

    Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer related deaths in children and young adults. Yet the funding and research to fight brain tumors  falls far behind other types of cancer. This story began with a promise. A promise to their only child, that they would do everything they could to ensure others wouldn’t lose a loved one to a brain tumor.  Olivia was just months away from graduating, when she went into her doctor, complaining of headaches. Her doctor ordered an […]

  • Amateur boxers enter the ring for Mercy Home gala

    Taking a punch to the face isn’t usually required to help out your favorite charity but that’s how it’s been done for nearly 26 years at Ringside for Mercy’s Sake Gala. The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls helps hundreds of kids from rough circumstances and provides assistance with housing, jobs and education. The home is dependent on donations to keep it’s doors open, so their Gala on October 14th is crucial for funding. For the past 26 years, the […]

  • Highland Park man uses art to help stop bullying

    A man is using his artwork to send a powerful message to kids. Chris Falcon experienced his fair share of bullying as a kid and since then, has worked relentlessly to change how kids treat and view one another. Erin Ivory has the full story.

  • ‘Sweet Beginnings’ helping former inmates get beekeeper jobs right out of prison

    CHICAGO — Dozens of former inmates are trading in their prison jumpsuits for beekeeper suits. The innovative program is part of an initiative developed through the North Lawndale Employment Network and a honey production company called, “Sweet Beginnings.” The name is not just a coincidence, considering the collaboration has helped hundred of ex-felons secure jobs at their honey plant and as beekeepers immediately upon release from prison. Their training ground and apiary is located on parcels of land surrounding O’Hare […]

  • Chicago spa pampers women battling cancer

    CHICAGO — A Chicago medical spa closed its doors for a day, so it could spend the entire afternoon pampering women fighting cancer. The women got the red carpet treatment at Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in their fight against the disease.

  • Academy balances gymnastics and academics

    CHICAGO — Aspiring gymnasts are now getting a leg up on the competition with a full 12-hour day training academy. IK Gymnastics Academy is one of the only schools like it in the country, serving only the most serious young gymnasts. There are only eight students in the entire school, which divides their long day between state-regulated academia and intense training in all events related to USA gymnastics. Founder and coach, Irinia Kudina said the academy was her dream, allowing […]

  • College student who is legally blind trains for, wins triathlons

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — “Running blind” isn’t just a term for 20-year-old Ashley Eisenmenger, it’s how she’s been doing it her whole life. When dared to run in eighth grade, she joined the track team. When she was challenged to do a triathlon, she found a tandem bike and tethered herself to a swimmer who could guide her every stroke. She has been legally blind from birth and Eisenmenger is overcoming all odds, as a member of North Central College’s Triathlon […]

  • ‘Mr. Wave’ brings hip-hop to Pritzker gym class

    CHICAGO — Back in the ’80s when breakdancing reigned king, Mr. Wave was right at the top, performing on stage is across the globe. That same guy, is now working on a smaller stage, at CPS schools. To his students, he is known as Tony Wesley. Through hip-hop and breakdancing moves, Wesley instills not only a love of dance but expression in these young students. His weekly class is the most requested elective at A.N. Pritzker Elementary  in Wicker Park. […]