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, in which he earned a Peabody Award for.

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.

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    Suburban mother returning from Wisc. Dells wounded in shooting on highway

    DEFOREST, Wisc.  — A woman from the Chicago suburbs was wounded in a shooting on a Wisconsin highway Sunday afternoon as her family returned from a trip to Wisconsin Dells. 44-year-old Tracy Czaczkowski remains in the hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Police responded to a 911 call of a drive-by shooting on Interstate 90-94 near mile marker 95 around 3 p.m. near Deforest, Wisconsin. Police say Czaczkowski’s 43-year-old husband was driving her and their two children eastbound on I90/94 back to their Buffalo […]

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    Three girls struck by falling light pole on South Side

    CHICAGO — Three girls are recovering right now after a light pole fell on them on the South Side. The incident happened Monday morning near 52nd and Lake Park Avenue. According to the Chicago Fire Department, a total of three girls walking to school were hit by the falling pole. Two were transported to nearby Comer Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. A third, a 16-year-old female, was the worst off. She was pinned and needed help just to get out from under […]

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    Family searching for man missing one week

    CHICAGO — A Chicago family is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who went missing one week ago. 28-year-old Ambrose Monye was last seen Thursday April 21st at a library on the University of Chicago campus. Ambrose’s brother Joseph says his brother is only four weeks away from graduating med school. Both men are studying to be doctors. They studied at a university in Guadalajara, Mexico and are working now at Jackson Park Hospital, only a short […]

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    Judge sentences Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison in hush-money case

    CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison in a hush-money case that centered on accusations that the former U.S. House speaker sexually abused at least four students when he was a high school wrestling coach. Judge Thomas M. Durkin announced the sentence Wednesday. Hastert also must undergo sex offender treatment, two years of supervised release after his time behind bars and a $250,000 fine to go to a crime victims fund. He pleaded guilty […]

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    Police seek suspect after boy grabbed while riding bike and sexually abused

    CHICAGO — Police are warning residents of Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood after a man sexually abused a boy last weekend. The incident in question happened on Saturday, April 23rd in the 4800 block of West Cornelia around 8 p.m. Police say an unknown male approached an 11-year-old boy riding his bike with some friends, grabbed him and, in the words of the police community alert “inappropriately touched him.” The man said, “I thought you were my girlfriend.” Some residents nearby […]

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    Man charged in two murders at senior housing center in Lyons

    LYONS, Ill. — A man has been charged with murder in the deaths of two people in a suburban senior high-rise building. Authorities say 67-year-old John Arnold, a resident of River Walk Senior Residences, fatally stabbed two fellow residents. 73-year-old David Bosseler and  a 51-year-old female victim, whose name is being withheld until her family can be notified, were killed Sunday night. Police said that Bosseler and the female victim knew Arnold, and they got into an argument with him  over the weekend […]

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    1 questioned after 2 people found dead at Lyons senior home

    LYONS, Ill. — Lyons police were questioning a “person of interest” in the killings of a man and a woman whose bodies were found at a senior living home in the southwest suburb Monday morning. The two victims, a man in his late 60s and a woman in her mid-40s, were found dead late Monday morning at the Riverwalk Senior Residences, 8019 Ogden Avenue in Lyons, said Ray Hanania, a spokesman for Lyons police, in emails Monday evening. A person of interest […]

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    Rally held in support of ousted North Side principal

    CHICAGO — Parents at Blaine Elementary School on the city’s North Side are rallying in support of an ousted principal. They began protesting with a sit-injust after 5 a.m. at the school located at 1420 W. Grace Street in the Lakeview community. Parents are upset over the removal of the school’s popular and outspoken Principal Troy Lareviere. He was removed from the school last week, during spring break. Today is the first day back since the move, and parents organized the […]

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    More than 1,000 people shot in Chicago this year

    CHICAGO — Chicago has reached a milestone causing concern all across the city. There have been 1000 shootings in the city since the beginning of the year.  That’s about nine per day, and well ahead of the pace of the last several years. At the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church members gather Thursday night for a “Passover Crusade.” Led by Rev Carey Gidron, churches from across the city are coming together to stop the gun violence and bloodshed. Also in […]

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    Lawsuit: 16-year-old killed by Chicago police posed no threat

    CHICAGO — The mother of a teenager who was fatally shot by Chicago police last week is suing the city and two officers. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday says 16-year-old Pierre Loury “presented no threat” as he was chased by officers and that police shot “without lawful justification.” Police say the teen fled from a car suspected of involvement in another shooting. They say an officer fired only after Loury turned and pointed a gun. The lawsuit, filed on behalf […]


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