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

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  • City of big shoulders extends helping hands in Serve-a-thon

    CHICAGO — Deep in the heart of the city of big shoulders is a cornerstone of what we are all about: helping each other out in the spirit of volunteerism. Saturday was Serve-a-thon day to benefit Chicago Cares and at Brighton Park Elementary 300 volunteers from Chicago churches and companies were busy spiffing the place up with a fresh coat of paint, some new signs and a whole lot more — and the material was donated, too. WGN’s Patrick Elwood has […]

  • Excavation underway at NW Side cemetery; thousands of bodies could be unearthed

    CHICAGO– The process to rebuild Oak Park Avenue begins Friday at the site of a one-time Dunning cemetery, a cemetery that holds the remains of Chicago’s poorest and sickest residents who died between 1890 and 1912. Crews have blocked off Oak Park Avenue between Irving Park Road and Forest Preserve Drive to traffic Friday morning. They originally wanted to start in April. They stopped and brought in ground-penetrating radar and consulted an archeologist as there could be as many as […]

  • More rain raises flooding concerns in Kankakee

    KANKAKEE, Ill. — More rain is causing concern for residents in Kankakee. The river there is at flood stage, and can’t take much more. Riverfront homes and businesses have had sandbags in place since Monday, when the river swelled. It receded Wednesday night. But that relief is expected to be short lived. This week’s Kankakee River fishing derby has been postponed because of flooding.

  • At least 19 shot over 12-hour span in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and at least 16 people were injured in shootings across Chicago since 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. In Englewood, three women were standing in the street near 75th Street and Stewart Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a man ran by and opened fire, then took off in a dark colored SUV. One of the women was killed, the other two were injured. Ten minutes later and several blocks away, three more people were […]

  • Community of Sublette, including campground, assess damage

    SUBLETTE, Ill. -A search and rescue team has been deployed to help search for people who may be trapped at Woodhaven Lakes campground in Sublette, Illinois. Illinois Task Force 1, a search & rescue team, has been deployed to help search for people who may be trapped at Woodhaven Lakes campground — Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) June 23, 2015 A reported tornado touched down at a private campground in Sublette, Illinois – about 90 miles west of Chicago. At least five […]

  • Chicago Blackhawks rally tickets now available

    CHICAGO — Save the date, Blackhawks fans. The 2015 Stanley Cup champions’ parade has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18. Mayor Emanuel says the celebration will be worthy of a hockey dynasty. It is the team’s third Stanley Cup title in six seasons. This year, the championship win will be celebrated at a rally inside Soldier Field. While the city will not confirm the reason, soggy grass at Grant Park could damage the city’s outdoor green spaces and […]

  • Fans celebrate big in Chicago for Blackhawks home win

    The Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-0 win over Tampa at the United Center Monday night set off a wild celebration. Fans and players partied through the night as the cup made its way around the city. WGN’s Patrick Elwood talked to fans and has the latest details on where exactly the Cup is now.

  • Blackhawks fans wanting to attend Game 6? It’ll cost you

    CHICAGO — The countdown is here: On Monday, the Blackhawks take center ice at the United Center with a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Some fans are gearing up for watch parties around the city. Others are shelling out a lot of money to experience the game first hand at the arena. WGN checked in with the folks at Gold Coast Tickets just down Madison, and got a look at a couple of the playoff tickets … and prices. Brokers […]

  • Squatters, fake landlords exploiting vacant Chicago homes

    CHICAGO — Squatters are living in vacant homes across Chicago, and fake landlords are charging them rent. Some squatters are maintaining the homes and even sign up for utilities. It’s a problem one alderman is trying to bring to the forefront. But 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea but he says they are much more than squatters. O’Shea says there are 13 homes in his ward presently that have people illegally living in them. When they move in, he says, all […]

  • Man shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO — A man was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville. It happened in the southbound lanes near Oak Street around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. A 31-year-old man driving a 4-door Sedan was shot at by someone inside a silver or gray Ford Mustang. The Sedan ended up on the sidewalk near a building on Delaware Place. The man suffered a graze wound to his elbow, but refused medical attention. No one is in custody. An investigation is […]


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