Maggie Carlo
  • Follow me on:

Maggie Carlo is a fill-in reporter for WGN-TV.

Recent Articles
  • Feds investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett

    CHICAGO — Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. It involves a $20 million no-bid contract that was awarded to her former employer, SUPES Academy in Wilmette. The three-year contract was to train CPS principals who want to become superintendents. The CPS inspector general’s office started investigating it shortly after the contract was signed in 2013. The U.S.Attorney’s office launched its own investigation last year. Byrd-Bennett has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Her three year contract […]

  • CPD records show officers stop blacks more than whites, Hispanics

    CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Chicago police officers of racial profiling and an excessive use of its “stop and frisk” policy. The ACLU says the police made more than 250,000 stops that did not lead to an arrest last summer. That’s four times more than stops done in New York. The ACLU says police data shows blacks were stopped 72 percent of the time while whites were stopped nine percent of the time. Police officials say they prohibit racial […]

  • image001

    Chicago Bears agree to trade Brandon Marshall to New York Jets

    CHICAGO — Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been informed that he will be traded to the New York Jets. According to NFL Network, Marshall caught 61 passes for 721 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in 2014, but was at the center of locker room issues during a tumultuous campaign that saw the Bears finish 5-11. The Bears have not released a formal statement about the trade. Radio Host Jason Goff, with 670 The Score called Marshall “the most […]

  • Mayoral candidates campaign down to the wire

    CHICAGO — Monday was the last full day of campaigning before Chicago’s civic election Tuesday. With so many voters still undecided, Chicago’s five candidates for mayor have been hitting the streets hard working to lock down all the support they can before Election Day. Incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fighting to avoid a runoff. He says he’s taking nothing for granted tomorrow. He met with seniors this Monday morning, first at North Park Village, then he stopped at Admiral by […]

  • Schiller Park mother charged with aiding ISIS to appear in court

    SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — A woman from Schiller Park is charged with providing financial support for terrorist groups. Mediha Salkiecevic was arrested last week. She is one of five people charged with funneling money to ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Salkiecevic and her co-defendants are all Bosnian immigrants. Prosecutors say the group raised cash, and bought and shipped military equipment from surplus stores in Missouri. Salkiecevic is expected to be extradited to St. Louis to face the charges; she faces […]

  • More than 200 Chicago flights canceled in part due to East Coast storm

    NEW YORK — A massive winter storm is expected to hit the Northeastern United States beginning Monday night, and it could dump 2-3 feet of snow is some areas. Some schools are planning to close early or not open at all in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut because of the potentially crippling snowstorm. The National Weather Service says heavy snow, powerful winds and widespread coastal flooding are expected. It issued a blizzard warning for a 250-mile stretch of […]

  • Howard Morgan released from prison after Pat Quinn’s commutations

    CHICAGO — A prisoner whose sentence was commuted in Pat Quinn’s final hours in office, is speaking out again, saying he wants to set the record straight and clear his name. Howard Morgan was convicted of shooting at four Chicago police officers in 2005. Morgan, a former Chicago police officer himself, was stopped in his vehicle after driving the wrong way on a one-way street. He was shot 28 times by police. Three of the four officers were wounded, but […]

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler leaves the field after the final game of the season. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune)

    Bears’ disappointing season could lead to big changes

    The most disappointing Chicago Bears season in recent memory is finally over, and now change is in the air at Halas Hall. Coach Marc Trestman and his staff could learn their fate Monday. The Bears led the Vikings in the third until Teddy Bridgewater hit a wide open Adam Theilen for a 44-yard score — that was the only touchdown of the day. The Bears had a chance with two minutes left, but the final drive was marred with three penalties […]

  • Woman dies after shooting inside Mag Mile Nordstrom

    A Nordstrom employee who was shot by her ex-boyfriend inside the company’s Magnificent Mile store has died. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the woman as Nadia Ezaldein. She turned 22 years old on the day she was shot. The shooting happened at about 8:20 p.m. Friday night in the North Bridge Shops in the busy shopping area along the Mag Mile. Police say the man, identified as 31 year old Marcus Dee, was targeting the Ezaldein. He shot and killed […]

  • Early snow, cold temps leads to warning for motorists

    The people who take care of the roads are moving into high gear earlier than usual. The low temperatures and slick surfaces this weekend are causing Illinois transportation officials and State Police launch the "Ice and Snow-Take it Slow" campaign.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,250 other followers