An integral part to WGN Morning News (9-10am), Mike Toomey serves as the “Announcer” for the show. He started out doing bits on WGN Morning News in 2003. By September 2013, Mike had become an everyday part of the show.

A regular performer on WGN Morning News, Mike has appeared in concert with such names as George Carlin, Wayne Newton, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Reba McIntyre. He has performed on numerous television programs including; HBO’s U.S. comedy Arts Festival in Aspen Colorado; MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour; and A&E’s Comedy on the Road. With his sharp delivery, quick wit, and unique style, Mike Toomey has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events since 1982.

Mike grew up in Carol Stream. He has volunteered with Cal’s All Star Angels Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to kids fighting childhood cancer.

Mike lives with his wife and four children in the Chicagoland area.


Recent Articles
  • Early Morning Hero: Luis Morales

    CHICAGO — One of our November Early Morning Heroes, Luis Morales, is a doorman at 6 North Michigan Condos. Beginning work at 5 a.m. to hail cabs, mail packages, and greet residents Morales never fails to have a smile on his face each and every day. We surprised him one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Amelia Caban

    CHICAGO — One of our October Early Morning Heroes, Amelia Caban, is a building sanitation worker at University of Illinois-Chicago. Beginning work at 5 a.m. to clean classrooms, greet students and faculty, and organize offices, Caban is a delight to have on campus each day. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Nancy Vintilla

    CHICAGO – One of our October Early Morning Heroes, Nancy Vintilla, is a Storytime person at Open Books, a literacy non-profit  organization in Chicago. People of all ages are excited when Vintilla reads with her cheerful outlook on life.  We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Novella Tomlin

    CHICAGO – One of our September Early Morning Heroes, Novella Tomlin, is a line dance instructor at JenCare Senior Medical Center. Both devoting her time to her dancers and her compassionate attitude towards all, make Novella an excellent Early Morning Hero. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Sarah Lindemann

    CHICAGO — One of our September Early Morning Heroes, Sara Lindemann, is a nurse at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Beginning work at sunset and working through until sun rise, Lindemann enters each long shift with a positive attitude to help every patient. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Sonya Salcido

    NORTHLAKE, Ill. — One of our August Early Morning Heroes, Sonya Salcido, is a VA Service Coordinator at Concord Place. With over 400 residents, Salcido enters each day with positive attitude and passion to help every resident. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Mike Pavlacka

    OSWEGO, Ill. – One of our August Early Morning Heroes, Mike Pavlacka, is a proud firefighter for the Oswego fire department. Early mornings and long shifts do not faze Pavlacka as he gears up to help those in need.  We surprised him one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Jennifer Dimitroff

    VALPARAISO, Ind. – One of our July Early Morning Heroes, Jennifer Dimitroff, is the school nurse at SELF (Special Education Learning Facility) School. Dimitoff not only provides the medical needs for every student at the school, but everymorning she makes sure to greet everyone as they walk through doors. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Megan Randich

    WESTCHESTER, Ill. — One of our July Early Morning Heroes, Megan Randich, is a physical therapist at Athletico in Westchester. Every morning Randich teaches muscle techniques and exercises to her patients in order to help them recover from their physical injuries. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.

  • Early Morning Hero: Maria Alvarez

    CHICAGO – One of our June Early Morning Heroes, Maria Alvarez, is the lunchroom manager at Columbia Explorers Academy. Every morning Alvarez arrives at school to make sure that the breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are prepared and ready for all 1,167 students. We surprised her one morning with McDonald’s breakfast and a $300 McDonald’s Arch Card! Mike Toomey has the full story.