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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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    For some families of victims killed by Chicago Police, CPD report means little

    CHICAGO —  Several families of victims of police shootings spoke out today after the U.S. Department of Justice’s report from its yearlong investigation into the Chicago Police Department.  Many say they were not surprised by the findings of the report and they’re demanding justice for people who have been killed by Chicago police officers. Cynthia Lane’s 19-year-old son Roshad McIntosh  was shot and killed by a Chicago Police Officer in August 2014. Since then, she says she’s been overwhelmed by […]

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    Urban Prep student killed in shooting, is school’s second loss in 1 week

    CHICAGO — Malik McNeese was a student in 10th grade at the Urban Prep west campus when he was shot and killed around noon Tuesday in the 3400 block of West Fulton. An SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire. McNeese was killed, as was his friend, 17-year-old Stevie Jefferson. A 65-year-old woman who was walking out of her home was also wounded. “Nobody deserves to get shot and they shot him three times. He didn’t deserve that,” said […]

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    Man shot and killed outside suburban Walgreens

    EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. — A man was shot and killed outside a suburban Walgreens Thursday night. Police say they responded to a report of shots fired at the Walgreens in the 8700 block of S Kedzie Ave in Evergreen Park around 6:45 p.m. Police found the victim shot inside his vehicle.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses say three black males were seen running from the area. The identification of the victim has not been released. Police are investigating.

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    Family returning from movie has car shot at in Logan Square

    CHICAGO – A Northwest Side family is recovering tonight, uninjured but shaken up, after the car they were riding in was shot Sunday night. Edgar Ramos and his wife and their two daughters ages 8 and 10 were returning from a movie Sunday. They were flagged down by a man who needed a jump near Palmer and Pulaski in Logan Square. The family had seen the movie “Sing”  and were singing along to “Hallelujah” from the soundtrack when bullets started […]

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    4 arrested in Facebook Live beating of Chicago-area man with ‘mental health challenges’

    CHICAGO – A young woman who broadcast the beating of an 18-year-old man on Facebook Live has been arrested with three others in connection with the gruesome attack, Chicago Police said Wednesday. The disturbing 30-minute video shows a man tied up and his mouth covered, cowering in the corner of room. His attackers laugh and shout “f*ck Donald Trump” and “f*ck white people” as they kick and punch him and and cut into his forehead with a knife. Chicago Police Superintendent […]

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    Chicago prepares to ring in 2017

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago will once again ring in the new year with a giant star rising up along the Chicago River. This marks the second year of the city’s Chi-Town Rising event. Organizers say extra security is in place. The celebration features music, fireworks and a 70-foot star rising at midnight along the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s West Tower. Viewing areas are located along the riverfront between Michigan and Columbus. CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said a thousand more […]

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    Police officers credited with saving man’s life

    CHICAGO – A trio of Chicago police officers say they were in the right place at the right time and were able to help save a man’s life. Officers Cyrus Martinez, Jason Cloherty, and Tom Sikorski work on a tactical team in the 25th District. Yesterday afternoon they were in the 3800 block of North Ave in Humboldt Park. They were headed back to the station when they saw a small crowd gathering a man lying on his back in […]

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    Hundreds of crosses create powerful image of Chicago’s gun violence problem

    AURORA, Ill. — A striking vigil constructed in the suburbs is drawing attention to the victims of gun violence in Chicago. Greg Zanis , of Aurora, built a cross for every person gunned down on the city’s streets this year.  Each row represents a month in 2016 and each cross represents a homicide victim in Chicago. There are more than 750. Each cross with a heart and many have a photograph of the victim. Zanis has traveled all over the […]

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    Teen shot four times part of violent end to violent year for Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for the gunman who wounded a teenager in a shooting last week. 15-year-old Michael Moss was shot four times on 48th and Bishop in the afternoon on December 19th soon after leaving a nearby McDonalds. Brenda Herron is legal guardian to Michael and his three siblings. He was just in the city visiting over Christmas break when he was shot. In a twist of fate, Herron says she moved them out there three years ago […]

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    Second grader organizes toy drive to help homeless shelter

    CHICAGO — Donald Woods III led the effort to collect hundreds of toys to donate to children for Christmas and he’s only 7-years-old. Thursday night the second grader and his parents dropped off gifts for the children at the You Can Make it Shelter at 50th and Laflin. The Back of the Yards shelter serves homeless families. Once Donald had the idea, his dad posted it a video on Facebook and the outpouring was overwhelming people from their church, friends and […]