Gaynor Hall

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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    Draft Town descends on downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Draft Town has once again taken over downtown Chicago. With the help of some of this year’s top draft prospects, about a 100 kids ran through professional drills alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, George McCaskey and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Kicking off what is expected to be another huge draft weekend in Chicago.. Downtown Chicago, including three million square feet of Grant Park, has been transformed into Draft Town.  That’s the size of 20-football fields, up from 15 last […]

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    CPS strike plan: Graduation will happen, final exams won’t

    CHICAGO — CPS is developing a contingency plan for the end of the year if teachers go on strike. Graduation will go on as scheduled but there will be no final exams. Both the Chicago Teachers Union and the district say they are committed to reaching a deal.  CPS released a statement saying: Our objective is to do everything possible to reach a final deal with the CTU and prevent a strike, and we believe we can because an independent third […]

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    CPD accountability report recommends replacing IPRA, more

    CHICAGO — A new report from the Police Accountability Task Force was released today. Citing statistics of police involved shootings and traffic stops, the report says plainly that racism is partly to blame for the current state of the department. The report calls for sweeping changes to empower the community and address police accountability and training. The Mayor’s handpicked Police Accountability Taskforce started working on the report in December following public outrage after the court-ordered release of the Laquan McDonald dashcam […]

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    Family sues after woman abandoned at dialysis facility

    JOLIET, Ill. — Back in October, a woman was abandoned at a dialysis facility.  Now her estate is suing the center, an ambulance company and the nursing home where she lived. The family of Patricia Terry filed a lawsuit this week, saying she was left abandoned in the waiting room of a dialysis facility — and they say she died because of negligence. Patricia Sistek and her brother Matthew Terry say they want to make sure what happened to their […]

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    Prosecutors: Hastert sought to hide abuse of 14-year-old

    CHICAGO  —Prosecutors in Dennis Hastert’s hush-money case say in a new court filing that the former House Speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to a victim for sex abuse when victim was 14 years old. The alleged sex abused happened in the 1970s when Hastert worked as a high-school teacher and wrestling coach outside Chicago. The court filing Friday is the first time prosecutors have confirmed Hastert paid hush-money to conceal sex abuse of a 14-year-old. Prosecutors say when they […]

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    Man found dead in car on West Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are investigating the murder of a man who was found dead in his car on the West Side. 65-year-old Ramon Ramirez died from a stab wound to the leg, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirms. Ramirez’s body was found inside his SUV around 1 a.m. in the 5700 block of West Grand  in the city’s Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. But the family believes he was killed in a robbery. Ramirez was in the driver’s seat and the car […]

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    Obama tells crowd at University of Chicago Garland is ‘indisputably qualified’

    CHICAGO – Briefly reviving his earlier-in-life position as a constitutional law professor, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to imbue his case for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with academic heft, insisting Republicans hold hearings as a matter of legal responsibility. Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught for 10 years, Obama argued that without substantive concerns about Garland’s record, Republicans were blocking his nomination solely on political grounds. And he pushed back on criticism Garland wouldn’t bring […]

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    Girl fighting cancer made honorary Chicago police officer

    CHICAGO — It was not an ordinary roll call for 6th District Chicago Police officers today. After a pep talk from the interim superintendent, they paid a house visit to one of the newest recruits: Madison Pruitt. 6-year-old Madison is  feisty. Her family calls her “bossy lady,” and thanks to Chicago police, she got to see a dream come true today. For the past year,  Madison has been fighting a rare muscle cancer. “She is declining, so we wanted to try […]

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    Student protesters target Symphony Center

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of student protesters targeted the Chicago Symphony Center tonight just as a performance was about to begin. This was organized by the IIRON student network. They say they wanted to send a message to wealthy CSO donors like Sam Zell and Ken Griffin — to push them to use their influence with Governor Bruce Rauner to restore cuts to higher education in Illinois. The group of students also planned to drop a banner inside the concert hall. Dozens […]

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    Chicagoans deal with moody weather Saturday

    CHICAGO — Snow and then sun. More snow. Sun again. The weather Saturday? Moody. And also very windy. At times, the skies would clear and you would see the sun peeking out — and then that hard snow would come down, leaving just a dusting, with pedestrians having to brace themselves against the wind. Lavell Bolden lives in a basement apartment.  He said he had just pulled up outside this afternoon when a fierce wind gust blew the roof off the building, debris raining […]


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