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
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    Weekend storm could bring significant snow to Chicago area

        The Chicago area could see snow again this weekend – and this time, it could be close to 4 inches. The Chicago Weather Center says the snow could begin Saturday afternoon and stretch into Sunday morning.  A second surge is also expected later Sunday into Monday. From the Weather Center: The initial National Weather Service outlook graphic for projected snowfall from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday has the Chicago area included in the southern portion of […]

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    Cold … and getting colder

    The Chicagoland area is getting it’s first real taste of winter this week. Temperatures are expected to be well below normal for this time of year. Wednesday's 27º high was the chilliest daytime high temp since Feb 15, nearly 10 months ago!! Even colder air next couple of days. @WGNNews — Bill Snyder (@billyweather) December 7, 2016 We will see the coldest weather in 10 months and snow is expected again this weekend. But it’s nothing Chicago residents haven’t […]

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    96-year-old veteran honored at suburban Pearl Harbor ceremony

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Today in Des Plaines, the sons and daughters of Pearl Harbor survivors gathered to mark the Day of Infamy, 75 years later. Among them, was one very special veteran. 96-year-old Joe Triolo still remembers it well. “Obviously it was a surprise,” he said. “Who expected the Japanese to attack us?” A native of West Virginia, Joe and  his brother John enlisted in the Navy. By 41, he was stationed in Hawaii aboard the USS Tangier, a […]

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    Suspect arrested in murder of railroad security guard

    HARVEY, Ill. — A suspect is in custody in the murder of a railroad security guard in Harvey. 24-year old Rashad Williams of East Hazel Crest is charged with First Degree Murder. Williams was arrested Sunday night in Chicago Heights as he was leaving a store. Police say he had a gun in his waistband Investigators say Williams went on a crime spree that included stealing a car and killing 38-year-old security guard Tyrone Hardin. Hardin was a father of […]

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    Reward offered in fatal expressway shooting that killed rapper

    CHICAGO — The family of a man fatally shot on a Chicago expressway this fall is offering a reward for information about his killer. Family and friends of Jonathon Ortiz, known by his stage name as John Doe, announced the reward Tuesday and released balloons in memory of the slain Chicago rapper. Ortiz was gunned down September 29th on the Eisenhower Expressway around 6 a.m. He and his girlfriend Alexis Garcia were heading to breakfast. She was shot in the […]

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    Man shot while leaving suburban Chuck E. Cheese

    OAK LAWN, Ill. —   A popular but troubled Chuck E. Cheese’s in suburban Oak Lawn could lose its license after another violent incident. A 26-year-old man claims he had just left the restaurant, located at 4031 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn, and was driving east on 95th near Springfield Avenue in Evergreen Park Saturday night when he was shot. A spokesman says there’s no connection to the restaurant. The aftermath was recorded on cell phone video. Since 2011, […]

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    Shooting on Eisenhower is 11th of the year

    CHICAGO — Illinois State Police are investigating the 11th shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway of the year. At about 11 a.m. Monday, all inbound lanes from Independence to Sacramento were closed while police searched for shell casings. The lanes reopened just after 2 p.m. Preliminary information indicates that two vehicles traveling eastbound on the Ike were shooting at each other. One vehicle became involved in a property damage crash and exited at Sacramento. The other car continued eastbound. So far, no victims have been […]

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    ‘Armed and dangerous’ murder suspect remains at large

    FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. — Authorities are searching for an armed and dangerous murder suspect in the south suburbs. Some schools went on lockdown today as a precaution as police pursued 24-year-old Rashad Williams. Police say he shot and killed 38-year-old  Tyrone Hardin, a railway security guard, over the weekend. A witness spotted William near a school in Ford Heights. Two schools in the area were then put on lockdown. Teachers and kids at the two schools are safe. Williams was not […]

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    Search continues for suspect in murder of Harvey security guard

    HARVEY, Ill. — Police in south suburban Harvey have issued an arrest warrant for first-degree murder in the death of a Canadian National Railroad security guard. Rashad Williams, 24, of East Hazel Crest, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said at a news conference Thursday. At about 4 p.m. Saturday, a woman called police to report someone was stealing her car. She was able to get into another vehicle and follow the man who stole her car. Police soon joined the pursuit, but […]

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    Police issue warrant for man suspected of shooting Harvey security guard

    CHICAGO — An arrest warrant has been issued for the gunman who shot and killed a security guard at a rail yard Saturday night, with police only describing the man as “armed and dangerous.” The trouble started about 4 p.m. Saturday when a woman called police to report someone was stealing her car. She was able to get into another vehicle and followed the man who stole her car. Police soon joined the pursuit, but when the suspect realized he was being followed, […]