Gaynor Hall
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Gaynor Hall is a general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She is also a weekend anchor for CLTV. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008. She joined CLTV in April 2006.

A native Chicagoan, Gaynor is a proud alum of Whitney Young Magnet High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University, with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and African American Studies.

Gaynor has received an Emmy nomination for her reporting. She got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia.

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    Boy who was fatally shot also lost father, grandfather to violence

      CHICAGO – An 11-year-old boy was among the 10 people who were shot and killed in Chicago since Tuesday. Antwone Price, Jr. was shot in the stomach, around 9 p.m. Wednesday at his home in the 7400 block of S. Saint Lawrence. He was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital.  Relatives say Antwone found the gun on the street and it accidentally discharged while he was giving it to his 19-year old uncle. The uncle is in police custody. No […]

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    Indiana man charged with Willowbrook sex assault and stabbing

    DuPAGE COUNTY, Ill. — Bond has been set at $5 million for an Indiana man accused of breaking into a Willowbrook home, and sexually assaulting and stabbing a 26-year-old woman. Londale Madison, 31, of South Bend, Ind., has been charged with one count of Attempt First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, one count of Home Invasion and one count of Armed Robbery. All charges are Class X Felonies. On Aug. 29, police allege that Madison broke into […]

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    Illinois Lottery Delays Payouts of $25,000 or More

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s another casualty of the stalemate in Springfield. No budget means no lottery payouts over $25,000. With lawmakers in Springfield still not budging on a budget agreement, big lottery winners, like Danny Chasteen, are out of luck for now. Chasteen was hoping to pay off his bills with the $250,000 he won in the lottery last month. “Monday night they called me and said ‘we cannot pay your lottery winnings out because of Illinois’ budget,'” Chasteen said. “Well […]

  • 70-year-old brutally attacked on Zion bike path

    ZION, Ill. — A senior was brutally attacked in north suburban Zion. Police say a 70-year old woman was on a bike path near the 3100 block of Galilee Avenue when she was punched in the back of the head and in the face. Several of her teeth were knocked-out and she lost consciousness. Police say the offender was black, wearing all black clothing with dark sunglasses, and riding a bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact Zion police.

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    Derrick Rose responds to sexual assault lawsuit: ‘I will be proven innocent’

    CHICAGO — On Thursday night, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has issued a statement responding to allegations of sexual assault by an ex-girlfriend. “I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said. “I am not going to comment other than to say – I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent.” In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, an unnamed Jane Doe claims Derrick Rose, and his friends, Randall Hampton and […]

  • 5 injured in Old Town fire near Second City

    CHICAGO — Four firefighters and at least one other person were injured in a three-alarm fire in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood Wednesday. The fire broke out on at 1610 N. Wells St., which houses the Adobo Grill right next to The Second City. The fire started in the stove area of the kitchen of the Adobo Grill on the first floor and traveled through the vent to the roof, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. Langford added four fire personnel and one civilian were injured. None […]

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    Daughter of Chicago activist Andrew Holmes shot, killed

    INDIANAPOLIS — The daughter of Chicago activist Andrew Holmes has been shot and killed. Tamara Sword, 28, was fatally shot in Indianapolis Saturday morning. Sword was a mother of five. She was at a gas station near the Lafayette Square shopping mall when gunfire broke out. Police said they found more than 45 shell casings at the scene. Security cameras were rolling. Investigators plan to study the video to find those responsible for Sword’s death.

  • Byrne Interchange overhaul snarls weekend traffic

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Transportation says it’s one of the worst bottlenecks in the country: The Byrne Interchange is undergoing a major overhaul, making traffic pretty miserable this weekend. The inbound and outbound Congress Parkway are currently closed at the Byrne Interchange. Starting tonight at 8 p.m. Saturday, both directions of the Kennedy and the Dan Ryan between Ohio and 18th will be down to one lane, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals from 10 pm. Saturday until 10 a.m. […]

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    Drivers urged to avoid Jane Byrne Interchange

    CHICAGO — Transportation officials are urging drivers to avoid Chicago’s Jane Byrne Interchange during the next four weekends. The interchange is undergoing reconstruction to modernize the 1950s-era structure and relieve the congestion that has made it one of the country’s worst highway bottlenecks. Weekend lane closures are planned starting Friday night. State police are adding extra patrols.  CTA adding extra rail service this weekend, hoping drivers will take advantage of Public transportation. Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn stressed that Chicago “remains […]

  • Surveillance video captures woman, several children breaking into cars

    MELROSE PARK, Ill.– Surveillance video captured what appears to be a woman and six children breaking into a vehicle. It happened Wednesday on Altgeld Street in Melrose Park. A woman opens the unlocked door of a yellow jeep and several kids help her rifle through what’s inside. The jeep belongs to Tim Saenger. Tim says they ripped open the locked center console taking a cell phone, loose change– but most importantly a card from his grandmother who died. Neighbors say […]


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