Sean Lewis
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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.

Recent Articles
  • Strain of dog flu more complex than originally thought

    CHICAGO — The dog flu epidemic in the Chicago area that has sickened over 1000 dogs and is responsible for the death of at least six, is caused by a strain of the virus never seen before in North America. This means the current vaccine might not provide protection from the new virus. Blum Animal Hospital is Lakeview was one of several to help in isolating the strain H3N2. “They think this strain is more virulent,” said Dr. Julia Georgesen. […]

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    ‘We have a very serious problem:’ Gov Rauner details his Turnaround Plan

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Gov Bruce Rauner spoke today about a tough agenda that will deal with education and pension problems plaguing the state. He says the pension system and other state finances are a mess. The “Illinois Turnaround Plan” isn’t new. Rauner spoke about it often during the campaign. It also closely aligns with what we’ve seen the Republican governors in Wisconsin and Indiana do. The difference here is that Democrats control the general assembly making this plan more of […]

  • Fairdale goes into full recovery mode

    FAIRDALE, Ill. — Fairdale is now fully into recovery mode. The Dekalb County Sheriff gave a briefing at about 10 a.m. Sunday with the latest information he has. Roger Scott said the town will remain with restricted access for some time, only to residents and some immediate family members who are able to help them. ComEd has restored the power lines along Highway 72, but power to the town itself is still off. Because of that, the only residents who are allowed […]

  • Husband of woman killed in tornado recounts wreckage, death

    FAIRDALE, Ill. — A community prayer service takes place Sunday for victims of Thursday’s tornadoes. As they start on a long road to recovery, residents of Fairdale returned to see what’s left of their homes for the first time since the storm hit. 24 of the 75 homes in the small town are destroyed. The National Weather Service says the twister was an EF-4 tornado, with winds reaching up to 200 mph. Residents were allowed back to their homes with […]

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    Tornado that hit was EF-4, National Weather Service says

    ROCHELLE, Ill. — Officials from the National Weather Service say they suspect an EF-4 tornado hit North Central Illinois Thursday night. Based on early findings the tornado that racked from near Rochelle to near Belvidere and impacted the community of Fairdale appears to have been a single long track tornado, meteorologists said.   Preliminary assessment of survey indicates this tornado was an EF-4. An aerial survey will be conducted later today or tomorrow weather permitting to confirm a final rating. Just In- […]

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    1 dead, several injured, homes destroyed in Fairdale, Ill. after tornado

    FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — Emergency crews are still searching homes and other structures in a northern Illinois town to make sure nobody is trapped rubble left by a deadly tornado. 67-year-old Geradine Schultz was killed and eight people injured after the tornado swept through tiny Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes churned through six north-central Illinois counties, and three teams were being deployed to assess […]

  • Family driving to see ‘Furious 7′ crashed into by police truck

    CHICAGO — A family on their way to see an action movie had a real-life action experience of their own. A police SUV racing to answer a call crashed into their car during rush-hour on the South Side. In Roseland Monday night, it looked like a movie set: Two banged up vehicles at 108th and South State, a lot of police and stories of a high speed crash. The driver of the car that was hit by the CPD SUV […]

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    Aunt of escaped inmate appears in court

    KANKAKEE, Ill — The aunt accused of helping a convicted killer break out of jail she used to work in appeared in court Monday. Prosecutors charged Tonya Gant with one count of obstruction of justice in Kankakee. They say she gave police false information last week, as they hunted for her nephew Kamron Taylor. Grant also is accused of slipping him security codes before his escape. Taylor was recaptured after two days on the run. The aunt could still face […]

  • Celebration and education for a misunderstood — and mistreated — dog breed

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s largest no-kill humane organization held an awareness and adoption event to celebrate a misunderstood — and often mistreated — dog breed. On Saturday PAWS Chicago held the Bully Breed Adoption Event in Wicker Park, a pit bull parade of sorts. The event aimed to not only adopt out those in need of homes, but also to educate. And in this Chicago neighborhood, it didn’t take long for the first handsome pup to find a new home.

  • 4 Joliet teens charged with child porn after posting sex tape to Twitter

    JOLIET, Ill. –Four suburban teenagers have been charged with child pornography after posting their sex tape on Twitter. Joliet’s police chief says the sex between three boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, and the 15-year-old girl was consensual. It happened last week at one of the teen’s homes. But the line was crossed when they recorded it and then put it social media. One of their parents found out and called police. All four teens are in custody at the […]


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