Sean Lewis

Award-winning journalist Sean Lewis joined CLTV in March 2007 and WGN-TV in June 2008. Currently, he anchors WGN Weekend Morning News and files reports for WGN News at Five and Nine during the week.

Sean came back home to Chicagoland after more than two years as weekend anchor at WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Sean grew up watching Chicago news but has lived and worked throughout the Midwest.

His first job was in the chilly city of Fargo, North Dakota where he served as reporter. His moves also included reporter in Madison, Wisconsin and morning anchor in Rockford, IL.

In Rockford, Sean served on the board of AIDS Care Network and was named “Best Newswriter” by the Illinois Associated Press. In 2009, the Associated Press recognized Sean again for his special report on the student journalists who were the first on the scene of the NIU Shootings. Sean is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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    Group of aldermen call for firing of CPD’s McCarthy

    CHICAGO – A group of alderman, led by the aldemanic Black Caucus are asking police superintendent Garry McCarthy to step down. The group is calling on McCarthy to step down or the mayor to outright fire the superintendent after five years on the job. They say a lack of respect for them combined with the continued gun violence in their communities are the reasons. The council’s Black Caucus is made up of 15 members.   They were joined by others, including […]

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    Men walk mile in heels to raise awareness for sex violence against women

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Through the cheers and high fives in Evanston, Ill., it was the men in heels on the ground getting the attention. It is the cause that brought these men here today: a lighthearted event shedding light on a dark subject, raising money for the Northwest Center against Sexual Assault. The event was a symbolic gesture, taking a stand on sexual assault; the awkward shuffle to bring a subject once taboo out into the open and on a stable footing […]

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    Search, vigil for missing Rockford toddler takes on renewed purpose

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — More than two weeks since he was officially reported missing, the search for 2-year-old Kyrian Knox has taken on renewed purpose. Looking to a higher power, his family boarded a bus in Chicago, headed for Rockford — the last place Kyrian was last seen. The vigil and search for a little boy whose disappearance still has so many more questions yet to be answered. His mother Lanisha Saturday explained that her son was staying with a friend’s family in Rockford while she trained at a new […]

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    2 women killed; 11-month-old wounded in South Side shootings

    CHICAGO – Two women were killed in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Monday night that also wounded a baby and two men. Police say the group was arriving home around 7:30 p.m. from a “family outing” when someone opened fire in the in the 5300 block of S. Aberdeen. Police say the baby an 11-month-old was wounded and taken to the hospital.  The baby is stable with non-life threatening injuries. The baby’s 23-year-old mother and the baby’s 46-year-old grandmother were […]

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    Man accused in Willowbrook home attack appears in court

    LOMBARD, Ill. — The man accused of beating, raping and stabbing a woman inside her Willowbrook home appeared in court today. The appearance of 31-year-old Londale Madison lasted just nine minutes inside DuPage County courtroom. Madison told the judge he had not talked with his family since his arrest and didn’t have a private attorney.  A public defender reiterated a not guilty plea, while prosecutors detailed the 19 counts Madison faces, including home invasion, sexual assault and attempted first degree murder. […]

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    A final farewell to the Navy Pier Ferris wheel

    CHICAGO — At Navy Pier it has stood as the centerpiece of a destination. Not the tallest, not the fastest, but our ambassador to millions of visitors: the Ferris wheel. On Sunday visitors stood in line overnight, nearly 8,000 of them, for their final ride. Many came to mark history; after all, Chicago was home to the first Ferris wheel in 1893. But time has taken its toll; after the 20-year lifespan, circling the equivalent of 57,000 miles, it’s time for a new one. This isn’t the end […]

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    At latest AIDS Run and Walk, more hope for a cure

    CHICAGO — At a time when so many strides have been made in treatment, this year’s AIDS Run & Walk near Soldier Field proved that much more needs to be done. Tom Menard, HIV positive since 1982, is healthy today, because of medical research funded by events like this. Medication, like Truvada, is now being taken not just as a treatment for some, but to prevent in others. This year more than 2,500 walkers and runners raised nearly $400,000 for research, outreach and support. For Tom, a […]

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    Residents weigh in on mayor’s tax hike: ‘Downtown isn’t seeing this pressure’

    CHICAGO —  More than 100 people attended a meeting Tuesday night to explore alternatives to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed major tax hike for Chicagoans. The meeting was hosted by the Progressive Caucus aldermen who say their budget proposals, heavy on taxing downtown business and a parking ticket amnesty payoff program, could bring in $2 billion. Progressive Caucus aldermen say they presented a number of ideas to the mayor weeks ago and those ideas fell on deaf ears. Tonight’s meeting was […]

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    Kane investigation still looms over Hawks training camp, festival

      CHICAGO — Many fans since the Hawks’ 2010 championship season are now coming to the team’s Fan Fest, lining up outside the United Center, all confident in the team. Most have been paying attention to the personal troubles for No. 88. Patrick Kane, and the rape allegation that surfaced this summer. The investigation is continuing in his native Buffalo, N.Y. Last week in South Bend, Ind., Kane said he’d be vindicated. This weekend the Buffalo News reported the rape kit done on the alleged victim came back negative […]

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    Kures for Kids fair debuts in honor of Emily Beazley

    CHICAGO — On Chicago’s Far South Side, the speeches were short, much like the life they honored. Emily Beazley, whose love of Taylor Swift gained national attention, became the face of a movement to not just battle but cure childhood cancer. Her own Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma took her life in May. But at only 12, her story inspired others. Mike Tarczan, who lives downstate, redesigned an old police squad. Instead of saying Chicago Police, it now reads Chicago Proud, Emily Strong. On Sunday the squad made […]


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