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
  • Days of rain brings flooding to Chicago area

    Heavy rains brought flooding to the Chicago area on Monday. The WGN Weather Center says May might go on record as the wettest may the city has seen. This may end up being #Chicago’s wettest May in recorded weather history. The top 5 as of 6PM tonight: 1) 7.59” May 19452) 7.32” May 18833) 7.31” May 2018*4) 7.22” May 20045) 7.20” May 1873#ILwx * Preliminary — Mike Hamernik (@MikeHamernik) May 21, 2018 ⛈ With a preliminary rainfall number of 1.98" […]

  • Community helps out after thieves steal from popular restaurant

    CHICAGO — A popular South Side restaurant was hit by vandals who did some serious damage, but residents and businesses came to the rescue. Surveillance video showed a man walking to the back of Captain’s Hard Time Josephine’s Cooking, at 436 East 79th Street, carrying a ladder and bolt cutters Tuesday night. He is seen climbing up a roof and cutting the electrical wiring. Josephine Wade, well known as Mother Wade, said three men may have been involved in the robbery. […]

  • 11 injured in Aurora after car collides with ambulance

    AURORA, Ill. — Eleven people were injured after a car collided with an ambulance in the western suburbs Wednesday afternoon. Police said the ambulance was carrying a patient and had its lights and sirens going when it was t-boned by a minivan at the intersection of Galena and West around 4 p.m. Inside the minivan was a driver in his or her 20s, a 27-year-old female passenger, two 1-year-old twin boys and four girls, ages 4, 6, 12 and 13. […]

  • Police seek suspects in fatal hit-and-run on Dan Ryan

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run incident on the Dan Ryan. Police said a person was fatally struck early Monday around 4 a.m. while walking on the curb next to I-90/94 in Englewood. Police are looking for the driver of a black 2017 Nissan Murano with a Florida plate of CTSU47.  The vehicle was found abandoned near the 69th St. CTA Red Line station. The victim has not been identified. Anyone with any information […]

  • Police chase leads to fiery crash

    CHICAGO — A police pursuit led to a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon. The police chase started around 4 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street. Two 20-year-old men were walking down the street when police said two other men exited the Honda and fired at them, hitting them both. The shooting led to a police chase of the Honda. The car ended up rear-ending a Volvo at Jackson Boulevard and Independence Street. The driver of the Volvo was […]

  • Robbery suspects force women to drive to ATMs at gunpoint

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are searching for two men suspected of robbing women on the North Side. Police say the women were approached in their cars and forced to drive to multiple ATMs at gunpoint. Police say the first incident happen in the 3200 block of N. Pulaski on May 9 around 11:30 a.m. The second happened four days later in the 2200 block of West Diversy between 3 and 4 p.m. Both victims were forced to drive to multiple ATMs […]

  • Pedestrian killed during police chase on South Side

    CHICAGO – A vehicle trying to flee from police hit two pedestrians Thursday. One of those innocent bystanders, a 55-year-old woman, is dead and another is injured. Chicago police say they pulled the vehicle over, but as officers got out of their car, the driver fled. The suspects eventually wound up on the Dan Ryan Expressway.  The suspects exited at 79th Street.  They hit the two pedestrians at a nearby gas station. Police say those suspects are in custody.

  • Lightfoot running for mayor of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Lori Lightfoot is the latest candidate for mayor of Chicago. The former president of the Chicago Police Board and Chair of the Police Accountability Task Force announced her candidacy for City Hall on Thursday morning. She’s among a crowded field. Some of the others running for the top job include former head of CPS Paul Vallas, Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, and former police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Mayor Emanuel hasn’t formally announced his candidacy, but he has been […]

  • Woman sexually assaulted in Uptown, police say

    CHICAGO — On Wednesday, Chicago police put out a community alert warning residents after a 30-year-old woman was sexually assaulted when she was walking into her building’s courtyard. Police said the woman was walking in the front courtyard of a building on Magnolia and Sunnyside avenues around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when she was attacked, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted. The search is now on for the man who assaulted her. The suspect is described as a black male, 25 […]

  • Daycare damaged after building collapses on South Side

    CHICAGO — A daycare was damaged after a building collapsed on the city’s South Side Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Debbie’s Daycare was damaged after a vacant building at79th and Green streets collapsed. The daycare is now closed. As the daycare’s children were brought outside for a snack and to play, the building next door collapsed. City inspectors, police and fire responded and demolition has already started but it is unknown how long the daycare will be closed. One neighbor, Barbara Robinzine, […]