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Gaynor Hall

Gaynor Hall is an Emmy-award winning general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008.

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 got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia. She returned to Chicago in April 2006 as an anchor and reporter for WGN-TV’s sister station, CLTV. She lives in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with her husband and son.


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    Witnesses: Man shot in South Loop by Illinois State Police

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Witnesses tell WGN Illinois State Police shot and injured a man in the South Loop Saturday night. It’s believed the incident started with an apparent carjacking of a BMW on the Southwest Side. That led to a confrontation on Cermak just off the Dan Ryan Expressway, where you can clearly hear shots fired on cell phone video from a viewer. That car then took off to the South Loop where police eventually caught up with it in the […]

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    With school just weeks away, Chicago teachers join together for strike training

    CHICAGO — Today about 50 Chicago teachers joined with workers representing other public and private-sector unions for strike training. The national group Labor Notes organized what was called the “Chicago Troublemaking School” held today in a rented space at UIC. WGN’s cameras were not allowed inside the workshops, which covered topics like secrets to successful organizing, preparing for and winning strikes, media strategies, and also the history of labor in Chicago. The Teachers Union and CPS remain at odds over […]

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    From the skies to the neighborhoods, there’s plenty to see this weekend

    CHICAGO – If you’re looking for something to do in Chicago this weekend, you have plenty of options. Former Chicago Bears Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman opens the 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show Saturday by joining the U.S. Army Golden Knights for a tandem jump to celebrate the USO’s 75th anniversary. A practice show was delayed by thunder and lightning Friday, and weather could be an issue this weekend. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday […]

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    An army of moms is a force for good in Englewood

    CHICAGO — A group of moms is on a mission to stop violence in Chicago and build stronger communities. This summer they have been on patrol in their bright pink shirts, setting up at 75th and Stewart to create a safe space for kids while also collecting school supplies to hand out during a big party before kids head back to class. “We’re collecting school supplies and money for uniforms for everything kids need to start the school year off […]

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    Dramatic video shows carjacking suspect shooting at police, injuring one officer

    CHICAGO — One day after a carjacking suspect opened fire on officers, the Chicago Police Department swiftly released dramatic dashcam videos from the incident. Police say the videos show Charles Lawson, 24, firing a gun out of the stolen vehicle’s window. A bullet hit the pursuing squad car, grazing the officer behind the wheel in the face. Lawson continued to shoot at another responding squad car and officers in that vehicle returned fire, police said. Lawson was not hurt. He […]

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    Suspect on loose after home invasion, stabbing in Richton Park

    RICHTON PARK, Ill. — Police in south suburban Richton Park are looking for a suspect who broke into an apartment and stabbed a man this morning. The violent home invasion happened at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say someone broke into a first floor apartment in the Park Towers complex in Richton park. A male occupant of the home was stabbed several times after he confronted the male intruder, who then fled the scene. Investigators canvassed the area with a […]

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    Two shot on Eisenhower entrance ramp

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Illinois state police are investigating a shooting on an entrance ramp to the Eisenhower Expressway. Investigators say two people were shot as they drove on the ramp from California Ave. to Eastbound I-290. Both of those victims were taken to nearby Stroger Hospital. The driver is in serious condition.  His passenger was grazed by a bullet. State Police investigators continue to look into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Traffic on the Eisenhower was not seriously affected.

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    Woman sitting in SUV shot in the neck

    CHICAGO, Ill. — A 20 year old woman was hospitalized after being shot in the neck near 71st and Wabash on the city’s South Side. Relatives say 20 year old Aliczay Christian was in the backseat of an SUV in a parking lot when someone walked up and opened fire on the vehicle. Christian was shot in the neck and critically injured. She had just attended the funeral of a friend who was shot and killed. Relatives say she is expected […]

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    Man, 27, fatally shot on West Side; 10-year-old wounded

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon on the city’s West Side. According to police, the 27-year-old was standing on a sidewalk on the 3800 block of W. Madison in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood around 1 p.m. when someone came up and shot him. The victim suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and leg. He was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Chicago Fire Department says a 10-year-old boy was […]

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    Teens who punched woman on 606 Trail suspected in Logan Square attack

    CHICAGO—Chicago police are looking into whether the attack reported this week on The 606 trail is connected to another incident that happened late last month. Jean Godfrey says she saw surveillance video from the first reported attack and identified one of the teenagers right away. Levi Frerichs sent WGN-TV surveillance video he obtained from a local business, showing him running from several people. He says he was walking with his dog in the early hours of July 30th in the 2600 […]