Patrick Elwood

Patrick Elwood is a general assignment reporter for WGN News. He joined WGN-TV in 2013.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Patrick has worked for major TV and radio stations in Houston, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee before returning to his hometown of Chicago.

Some of his career highlights include the coverage of the White Sox World Series, two Blackhawks Championships, the Bears Super Bowl and the Oklahoma City Bombing, for which he earned a Peabody Award.

Patrick earned his degree at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Chicago with his wife Katie, where they have raised four children.

His credits his biggest accomplishment as the work he’s done with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in which he, along with thousands of Chicago school kids, has raised over $12 million for pediatric cancer research.

Recent Articles
  • Spanish police kill 4 terror suspects in shootout south of Barcelona

    CAMBRILS, Spain – Four terrorists were killed early Friday in Cambrils, Spain, and a fifth person is in police custody, Catalan police tweeted. Authorities say there is an ongoing police operation, but the situation is under control. One man in Cambrils posted video on Twitter he said was taken near his parents’ home in which a barrage of gunshots can be heard as people run for cover: Ahora mismo en #Cambrils (no son imágenes fuertes, solo se escuchan tiros). Primero en […]

  • Sessions praises Miami for reversing sanctuary policy while blasting Chicago

    CHICAGO  — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed Chicago and other sanctuary cities, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s crime rate. It’s no secret that the Mayor and the President are no fans of each other and today Sessions entered the ring and pulled punches, saying the mayor is directly responsible for our sky-high murder rate. “If voters are concerned about losing federal grant money, call your mayor,” said Sessions/ He appeared before a crowd of police […]

  • Trump says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash

    (CNN) — In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side. “I think there is blame on both sides,” he said. “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact they […]

  • Teen fatally shoots himself at home daycare on South Side

    CHICAGO — Police are on the scene of a shooting inside a home daycare in West Englewood near 65th and Oakley. The shooting took place inside Precious Steps Childcare on Tuesday. It is understood that a 17-year-old male took his own life. WGN was told that there were children inside the home at the time but they did not witness what happened. Dr. Donovan Price is a crisis first responder who is counseling the family and talked to WGN on […]

  • Man dies after being shot outside Walgreens in Schaumburg

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Police are searching for the man who fatally shot another man in the parking lot of a Walgreens. The shooting happened Monday evening in the parking lot of Walgreens at Wise and Roselle Road in Schaumburg. One man was shot by a gunman who fled the scene. A witness who lives across the street saw the man shot lying on the pavement. The victim was rushed to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge in serious condition with […]

  • Charges pending for homeowner who shot, killed 3 intruders

    CHICAGO – Police say charges are now pending against a homeowner who shot and killed three intruders inside his Southeast Side home. The homeowner told police three people broke into his home Sunday night through the basement and he acted in self-defense, shooting the alleged intruders before locking himself inside a room and calling police. When police arrived at the scene at 103rd and south Ewing, they found the bodies of a 22-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy inside. […]

  • Lolla Day 2 muddy, but better weather expected

    CHICAGO – Grant Park is a big mud pit after severe weather forced evacuations last night. Day One of the 4-day music festival came to an early end around 9 p.m. yesterday, when festival goers were alerted via the app and performers the park was being evacuated. So @muse just performed in pouring down rain. Then Matt Bellamy said they had to leave. #Lollapalooza — Dead Eyes (@DeadEyes105) August 4, 2017 The night’s headliners, Muse and Lorde were forced […]

  • Soccer fans fill Chicago for MLS All-Stars vs Real Madrid

    CHICAGO — There was a different kind of football tonight at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Major League Soccer’s All-Star team faced off against Real Madrid. Hundreds of fans flooded the city to watch the summer showdown. Tickets were at a premium with the best ones fetching upwards to $500 each. WGN’s Patrick Elwood has more.

  • Family of woman raped and murder in suburban apartment files lawsuit

    The family of a Schaumburg woman who was killed in April in her own apartment believes her murder was preventable and if certain promises were kept she would still be alive. 33-year-old Tiffany Thrasher was killed in her apartment Easter weekend in April of 2017. 29-year-old Bulmaro Mejia-Maya has been charged with her murder. Mejia lived directly across from Thrasher’s first floor apartment and police say he entered Thrasher’s place through an unlocked window. Thraser’s family has now filed a […]

  • Suburban soldier receives hero’s welcome home

    FRANKFORT, Ill. — A local soldier received  a hero’s welcome as he returned from Afghanistan today. Dozens turned out to greet 1st Lieutenant Phil Lee as he arrived in his hometown of Frankfort. Lt. Lee is a graduate of Lincoln Way High School and went on to join the army.  He received a bronze star.   And like his father before him, a Vietnam veteran, Lt. Lee is a recipient of a Purple Heart as well. Lt Lee was wounded in […]