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  • Thousands Watch a Scaled Back Air and Water Show

    Massive crowd expected to attend 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to crowd the lakefront this weekend for the Chicago Air and Water Show. Pilots say they love to come to Chicago to perform in the annual show. The headliners include fan favorite the Blue Angels, Leapfrogs and the Golden Knights Parachute team are also back. Opening the show will be former Chicago Cub David Ross is going to jump with the Golden Knights. This is the 59th year of the Air […]

  • Dean’s Weekender: Fun things to do in Chicago this weekend Aug. 18 – 20

    Events you don’t wanna miss around Chicago this weekend.

  • Powerball jackpot soars to $535 million

    CHICAGO — The Powerball jackpot has grown to $535 million for Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers from the August 16 drawing were: 09 – 15 – 43 – 60 – 64 – and the Powerball number was 04. While there was no jackpot winner in Wednesday night’s drawing, Illinois players won more than 88,500 prizes ranging from $4 to $150,000. Saturday’s jackpot is the 5th largest of all time.          

  • Terrorism analyst Tom Mockaitis terror attack in Spain

    Terrorism analyst Tom Mockaitis joins WGN Morning News to talk about latest in terror attack in Spain

  • Mr. Fix It with tips on how to remove mold and mildew

    Mr. Fix It joins WGN Morning News with tips on how to remove mold and mildew outdoors

  • Man shot 8 times while driving on Dan Ryan Expressway

    CHICAGO — A man was shot eight times while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Friday morning. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. near 55th Street. A man was driving southbound on the Dan Ryan between 55th and 63rd when he was shot. He was reportedly shot eight times. ALL OB Dan Ryan Local Lanes are BLOCKED, from 55th to 63rd, as an earlier shooting investigation is underway pic.twitter.com/hC50pToQ9V — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) August 18, 2017 The passenger in […]

  • Watch Cubs’ Kris Bryant get sweetest marriage proposal from fan at hospital

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — One sweet young lady shared a special moment with Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant. The National League MVP paid a visit to the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge on Wednesday. During his visit, a patient named Julie worked up the courage to grab Bryant’s hand, and propose to him– right in front of his wife, Jessica. One patient dug up the courage to propose to @KrisBryant_23 this morning… right in […]

  • Bonnie Tyler to perform ‘Total Eclipse’ during total eclipse

    Royal Caribbean is hosting a total eclipse cruise this Monday, August 21. Guest aboard the ship will have a pretty amazing experience to see the moon crossing the sun while at sea, but even better? Seeing it while Bonnie Tyler is singing her 1983 hit song. Tyler will be on board the cruise ship and will sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” as the moon is crossing over the sun. The ship will be positioned in the “path of totality” […]

  • 2 men injured in Zion shooting

    ZION, Ill. — Two men were shot in Zion, Ill., late Wednesday morning. The shooting was reported just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near 24th and Joanna. The two gunshot victims were transported to area hospitals from the Zion Police Department. One was taken to Condell Hospital in Libertyville, and the other was airlifted by Flight for Life to an area hospital. One of the victims was 18 and the other was 25. It is unclear how the victims got to […]

  • Prison sentence ends today for ex-House speaker Dennis Hastert

    CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert is no longer taking orders from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The former House Speaker’s prison sentence ends today and he begins two years of court supervision. He served 13 months of a 15 month sentence at a prison in Minnesota before being released last month to electronic monitoring through a facility in downtown Chicago. Hastert was convicted of violating banking laws in a scheme to conceal hush money payments to a man who claimed Hastert […]