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Patrick Elwood is a per diem reporter for WGN-TV.


Recent Articles
  • Emergency broadcast recording: ‘A Southwest plane is on fire’

    A Southwest Airline jet makes an emergency landing at Midway. Southwest 321 had just taken off for New York when the pilot reported engine problems. The plane touched down around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. No one was hurt. The 118 passengers were being put on another flight to LaGuardia.

  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by Wheeling patrol car

    A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Wheeling Police car along McHenry Road near Cedar Run Drive this morning. The officer was on-duty at the time. Police say it happened just before 6 this morning. The victims was identified as 20 year old Fredi Morales of Des Plaines. Investigators have not yet released details of the circumstances of the crash. The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is investigating. Police also ask witnesses to the crash to call (847) […]

  • Lear Corportation Workers Strike

    At the Lear Corporation in Hammond there is plenty of action outside the plant but no work taking place inside;  “We feel we should be compensated for the work that we do. We are masters of out craft,” said Lorenzo Jones, one of 760 Lear employees who walked off the job today. At Lear it’s just in time delivery for the seats for the Explorer and Taurus car models produced at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, according to a representative with […]

  • O’Laughlin murder case may go to jury Monday

    The prosecution continues in the Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial. John Wilson Jr. is charged with breaking into the 14 year-old’s home in Indian Head Park three years ago, and then stabbing her to death with a kitchen knife when she walked in on him. Wilson was caught when he sent text messages to her mother from Kelli’s cell phone. But, defense attorneys say O’Laughlin may have killed herself. After the prosecution rested, the defense surprised everyone in the courtroom by […]

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    Chicago Bears fall to Buffalo Bills in overtime

    Chicago Bears fell to Buffalo Bills in home opener in overtime. The favored Bears were chasing the Bills for most of the afternoon Sunday at Soldier Field. In the end, the Bills prevailed 23-20 in overtime on a 27-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter. The Bears tied the game 20-20 when Robbie Gould kicked a 37-yard field goal with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The game was marred by turnovers. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had two passes intercepted. […]

  • Three KFC employees shot during robbery

    Aurora police obtain video of a shooting and armed robbery at a KFC restaurant, and are questioning three people. Three KFC employees were shot. One of them was hit in the leg, and the other two were wounded in the torso and are in critical condition. “The incident is on video. And anytime you have video, that’s greatly going to assist in the investigation,” said Dan Ferrelli, City of Aurora spokesperson. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant […]

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    Chicago threat investigated; Man in court for waving ISIS flag

    Authorities are investigating a possible ISIS threat in Chicago after a man was arrested for waving an ISIS flag and making a bomb threat. Emad Karakrah, 49, appeared before a judge Wednesady to face several criminal counts stemming from an incident last Wednesday morning. According to police reports someone called the police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving erratically near 79th and Western with an ISIS flag hanging out the window. When an officer tried to pull the silver Pontiac over […]

  • Police: Man breaks into suburban home, sexually assaults woman

    Police in a south suburb are investigating the report of a woman who was sexually assaulted by a man who broke into her home early Sunday morning. Flossmoor police say the suspected entered the home in the 1200 block of Douglas Ave by cutting a kitchen window screen just after midnight. He found the victim in her bedroom and sexually assaulted her. Police say he also demanded money before fleeing the home. The suspect is described as an African American […]

  • Police commander accused of sticking gun into suspect’s mouth

    A Chicago police commander will be in bond court Thursday on charges of sticking a gun into a suspect’s mouth. Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Evans was accused of placing his gun inside a suspect’s mouth during an arrest in January of 2013. The Independent Police Review authority says Evans was named in 14 complaints between 2001 and 2006. Chicago attorney Flint Taylor, who has successfully sued the […]

  • Chicago celebrates and honors Little League team

    The streets of Chicago were filled with pride during Wednesday morning’s celebrations for Jackie Robinson West. The city celebrated the team’s Little League National Championship with a rally and a parade.

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