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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    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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    CPS calls strike ‘illegal,’ CTU disagrees

    CHICAGO — As Chicago teachers walked the picket line, today, Chicago Public Schools took steps to hold the union accountable and called the one-day strike “illegal.” CPS filed a complaint asking the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board to force the union to pay unspecified damages and requesting a pre-emptive injunction to prevent future strikes. Just last week, students were out of class for the first of three district imposed furlough days, due to budget cuts. Schools chief Forest Claypool held a […]

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    Shoeless hero who stopped attack says he would do it again

    CHICAGO — An unnamed, shoeless Good Samaritan who helped to save a woman on Chicago’s West Side Monday has been unmasked Devin Bermudez heard screams while he was in his home in the the 2600 block of West Chicago.  Bermudez had no time to put on his shoes and ran out of his home in his socks.  He stopped the attack on a 47-year-old woman, chased the suspect and was eventually able to point police to the alley where the suspect […]

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    Suburban family says law enforcement is targeting them because they are Muslim

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — It started with a traffic stop. Now, a suburban family believes they are being targeted because they are Muslim. 30-year-old Abdulrahman Abed was driving a rented white Mercedes SUV and his 16-year-old sister was a passenger when they were pulled over by an Illinois State Trooper in Oakbrook Terrace, Tuesday evening. “I feel like I was abused and mistreated because of my scarf,” said the 16-year old, who did not want to be identified. “We parked […]

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    Shoeless Good Samaritan thwarts assault in Ukrainian Village

    CHICAGO —  A Good Samaritan is credited with thwarting an assault on Chicago’s West Side – all while missing his shoes. A 47-year-old woman got off a CTA bus around 8 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of West Chicago and was followed by 18-year-old male. Police say he pushed her to the ground and the woman starts screaming. And a man who lives in one of the buildings on the block ran out in his socks. He stopped the […]

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    Emanuel picks Eddie Johnson as Chicago’s interim police superintendent

    CHICAGO — City Hall sources have confirmed to WGN-TV that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to name current Chicago Police Department Chief of Patrol Eddie Johnson as his pick to be the next superintendent of the department. Johnson is a 27-year veteran with the Chicago Police Department, who once commanded the Gresham District on the south side. The surprise move was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. Johnson was not on the list of three finalists presented to Emanuel by the Police […]

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    19-year-old found dead in Evanston basement

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Evanston police are investigating the death of a man found in the basement of an apartment building. Star Paramore was 19 years old. His family says he worked in a restaurant and wanted to become a truck driver. Police say his body was found yesterday evening in the basement of the apartment building in the 1200 block of Harvard Terrace. Evanston detectives and the  North Regional Major Crimes Task Force continue to investigate. Paramore’s relatives say they […]

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    No school on Good Friday due to CPS furlough day

    CHICAGO –Friday was the first of three furlough days for Chicago Public Schools. In financial turmoil, with no help on the way from the state, the school district ordered three unpaid furlough days for CPS employees to chisel $30 million dollars from the budget. Adding to the uncertainty is contract talks with the Chicago Teachers Union. Next Friday, teachers are planning a one-day strike, though district attorneys say that’s illegal. Students are out of school two Fridays in a row. […]

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    Police warn of robberies on Near North Side

    CHICAGO – Police in Chicago are warning residents on the Near North Side after a string of robberies. Last week, three separate incidents were reported in the 400 block of N State, the 600 block of N Fairbanks and the 0-100 block of W Hubbard. Police say a male suspect approached victims and demanded money. Anyone with any information is asked to call police at (312) 747-8382


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