Larry Hawley is a sports producer, web writer and columnist for WGN and CLTV.

A native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Larry came to Chicago from Indianapolis in March of 2015. He is the producer for CLTV’s Sports Feed while also a frequent contributor to WGNTV.COM and CLTV.COM.

Larry worked for WXIN and WTTV in Indianapolis from 2007-2015. He covered a pair of Final Fours and Super Bowls in his time in the Circle City-including the Colts’ run to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

Before Indianapolis Larry worked for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC as a sports reporter, anchor and photographer. Previous stops include WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. and WVTV in Milwaukee, Wis.

Larry attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a degree in media studies. During college he served as the beat reporter for Illinois Football and Men’s Basketball during the school’s run of three Big Ten titles in the sport.

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Recent Articles
  • 13 years after taking Illinois to the Elite Eight, Bruce Weber is back with Kansas State to face Loyola

    ATLANTA – Leave it to March to weave storylines that scream Hollywood, yet really only end up intersecting by chance. That’s what went down over the course of 80 minutes of basketball in the South Region semifinals at Philips Arena, when a few Illinois connections came together to create quite a story leading up to the Elite Eight. Earlier in the night, Loyola became the first Division I men’s basketball team in the State of Illinois to make it to […]

  • Loyola beats Nevada to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1963

    ATLANTA — No matter what, some team would have to blink by the end of Thursday night. To get to the Sweet 16, Loyola won a pair of games which they were trailing in the final ten seconds on buzzer-beater buckets. Their opponent, Nevada, rallied from deficits of 14 and 22 points, respectively, in order to punch their own ticket to the South Region semifinal. Someone’s inspired run was going to end in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night. Whether […]

  • Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk announces that he’s cancer-free

    CHICAGO – When his battle began last summer, the support has come from all around the Windy City, the NHL, and even the world. Eddie Olczyk felt the love from players and teams in the National Hockey League along with the fans after his diagnosis of Colon Cancer in August. A number of times during his treatment, he mentioned just how much the support has meant to him over the past few months. On Thursday, Olczyk had a gift for […]

  • Lester Wiltfong discusses the Bears’ free agent pickups & Draft prospects on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – There are a number of reasons for Bears’ fans to be both optimistic and cautious when it comes to the start of the new NFL year. Ryan Pace has certainly gotten the offensive weapons he needed to early in free agency, but his track record the past few years brings pause for some fans. Meanwhile the team’s possibilities in the draft with the eighth overall pick are numerous, with the hopes that Quenton Nelson might fall to them […]

  • Andy Frye looks ahead to the Cubs & White Sox 2018 season on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – We’re just a week away from one of American sports best days on the calendar. That’s the opening of the Major League Baseball season, which in 2018 will start on a Thursday either in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Even with differing expectations, there is a lot of anticipation for both of Chicago’s baseball teams as March 29th approaches. The Cubs have a team that could legitimately make a run for a second World Series Championship in three […]

  • Patrick Finley talks Bears & NFL Draft on Sports Feed Thursday at Notre Dame

    CHICAGO – If everything went perfectly for the Bears in the 2018 NFL Draft, they would have seen the team’s top draft pick Thursday in South Bend. Quenton Nelson is one of the best prospects in the draft and might be the first pick that’s not a quarterback when the selections take place in April. That’s a rare feat for an offensive guard, but his performance along with his numbers at workouts could establish the former Notre Dame player as […]

  • Rambling to the Sweet 16: No labels needed for Loyola

    ATLANTA – Same as always? Not really. Not that it’s a flat-out lie when teams say it, but things are different when it comes to last week, two weeks, or even a month ago. This is the Sweet 16 – the Regional Semifinals – a place they haven’t reached in 33 years and only done so four times in their program’s history. They’re two steps closer to the Final Four than they were a week ago and, at the moment, […]

  • Shawn Sierra discusses the Cubs, White Sox, and Bears on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – He was just back from a trip to Arizona with the co-host of his show, getting a first hand look at what the Cubs and the White Sox may have to offer for the 2018 season. So when Shawn Sierra appeared on Sports Feed on Wednesday night, naturally the discussion began with the baseball season just about to begin. Like usual, however, the co-host of “Shawn and Maya in the Morning” on WKTA 1130 AM/95.9 PM was up […]

  • #FeedonThis: The party’s over for the Blackhawks in 2018

    CHICAGO – This was going to happen whether Blackhawks fans wanted it to or not. The official elimination of the team was only a formality as the team entered a major slump at the start of the year and never recovered, falling well out of the running for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tuesday was the night their hopes were officially dashed, a loss to the Avalanche making it mathematically impossible for the team to make the postseason […]

  • Rambling to the Sweet 16: A “Chance” encounter on Twitter part of Loyola’s new fame

    ATLANTA – Better late than never, right? Best to celebrate “March Madness” by joining some of it online. That’s how Donte Ingram looks at it right now. For a long time, the Loyola guard resisted getting on Twitter and joining the sometimes creative, other times cruel social media network. He’d be an exception in a sporting society often fueled by what’s been posted in 280 characters or less. But when chance comes calling, you respond. S/o Donte Ingram Go crazy […]