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  • Clinical counselor Matt Glowiak on National School Walkout Day

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  • Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds performs LIVE

    Grammy-nominated, Dove Award winner Jonathan McReynolds performed LIVE on WGN Morning News. Check out his performances in the videos below: 

  • Fifth Third Bank defends use of ‘jail-like’ entrances at special hearing

    CHICAGO —  Fifth Third Bank is defending its use of doors that you have to be buzzed in and out of at several branches. Some call them discriminatory. State Senator Jacqueline Collins led a special hearing that included State Representative Mary Flowers. Father Michael Pfleger testified against the bank, claiming the entrances create a jail-like atmosphere, and are only used at branches in minority neighborhoods. Fifth Third Bank officials responded by saying the entrances are used at banks that have […]

  • Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds gets special message from Skilling, sings WGN weather forecast

    Grammy-nominated, Dove Award winner Jonathan McReynolds joined WGN Morning News on Tuesday to perform a song from his new album, “Make Room,” that’s already the No.1 album in the iTunes gospel chart. During his visit at WGN, McReynolds, who is a huge fan of Tom Skilling, was surprised with a video message from the chief meteorologist himself! He also had some fun with Weatherman Paul Konrad and sang Chicago’s weather forecast. Watch the video in the player above. Check out his […]

  • Steve Greenberg with the latest home tech gadgets

    Steve Greenberg, the author of ‘Gadget Nation,’ joins WGN Morning News to show us the hottest home tech gadgets. For a full list of the products, go to:  

  • Officer fatally shoots woman armed with knife inside burning vehicle, Elgin police say

    ELGIN, Ill. — A woman armed with a knife was fatally shot by Elgin police Monday morning on the Jane Addams Tollway, Elgin police said. In a news conference, Elgin police said the incident started around 12:30 a.m. Monday after officers made contact with a suspicious vehicle at Cedar Avenue in Elgin. During the encounter, police said 34-year-old Decynthia Clements fled. Officers chased her initially, but then gave up. Clements’ vehicle was then spotted on westbound I-90 near Route 25. […]

  • Man charged in murder of CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer pleads not guilty

    CHICAGO —  Shomari Legghette entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment Monday as he faces more than 50 counts, including murder and gun charges, in the killing of  Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer. Cmdr. Bauer, 53, had been attending a mass shooting training on February 13 when he heard a radio call of a fleeing suspect and spotted Legghette running. Prosecutors say Bauer gave chase and a struggle ensued in a stairwell outside of the Thompson Center, during which Legghette […]

  • Federal ruling finds ATF drug stash house stings distasteful but not racially biased

    CHICAGO —  A federal judge in Chicago rules that ATF stash-house stings are distasteful but not racially biased. The criminal cases involve undercover officers posing as members of a drug ring, and convincing suspects to steal fake drugs from phony drug houses. Defense attorneys argued the stings target Blacks and Latinos. Today’s ruling was the first of its kind in the nation. U.S. District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo added that it is time for these false stash house cases to end.

  • Beyonce and Jay-Z announce joint tour this summer and fall

    NEW YORK — Jay-Z and Beyonce have announced they’ll hit the road together this summer and fall for a stadium tour. The hip-hop super couple will kick off their “On the Run II” tour June 6 in Cardiff, Wales. A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Mar 12, 2018 at 6:55am PDT The tour will hit 15 cities across the United Kingdom and Europe and 21 cities in North America, including Chicago, Boston, Detroit, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta […]

  • OpenTable employee fired after making 300 fake reservations at Chicago restaurants

    CHICAGO — More than 40 high-end Chicago restaurants lost a lot of money over the last few months – all because of fake reservations. Those restaurants were targeted as part of a scheme traced back to the online reservation company Open Table. It turns out, all of the restaurants that were targeted use one of Open Table’s rivals, a service called Reserve. The scheme attempted to undermine business – possibly as retribution for cutting ties with Open Table. The false reservations […]