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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 WGN News 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. He grew up watching Chicago news but has lived and worked throughout the Midwest, reporting in Fargo, North Dakota, Madison Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois.

Sean is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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.


Recent Articles
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    Officials say fire that killed 3 girls, 1 man was arson

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning a person of interest after a fire killed four people, including three young sisters, Tuesday morning. Officials say the fire at the apartment complex in the city’s  South Chicago neighborhood was set in two places and left residents no way out but their windows. Firefighters arrived at the apartment complex at 81st and Essex within four minutes of the first call but the fire may have been smoldering for a while because they immediately […]

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    Woman struck and killed by delivery truck on North Side

    CHICAGO — An elderly woman was killed while crossing the street on Chicago’s far North Side Monday afternoon. The 78-year-old woman was crossing Peterson at Central Park around 4:45 p.m. when a UPS driver made a right turn on red. Witness Michael Weldler was just coming up to the intersection he says, when the woman began crossing the street. “She was crossing with a green light on Peterson,” he said.  “The UPS driver was making a right turn.  They were both […]

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    Chicago police union: Laquan McDonald investigation ‘far from over’

    CHICAGO — The head of Chicago’s police union is speaking out about  the push to fire seven officers accused of lying about the Laquan McDonald case, calling it a rush to judgment. The Fraternal Order of Police says it’s still waiting on evidence in the case. While two officers have resigned and seven others have been removed from duty in the fallout from the McDonald case, they’re not getting the information they need to know. “We’re frustrated about due process […]

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    Bridging generations: Chicago-area students give back to senior citizens

    CHICAGO — Student athletes from dozens of high schools throughout the Chicago area came together today to help enhance the lives of local seniors. Hundreds of athletes from 64 high schools around the Chicago area converged in a parking lot. Many seniors in high school, honoring seniors in life. Those from the Buddy’s Helpers program gave the gift of board games to senior citizens. They also wrote personal notes to those seniors as well. The event bridged one generation to the […]

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    Convoy of Hope draws more than 7,000 Chicagoans in need

    At Marquette Park on Saturday came a genuine welcome to the Convoy of Hope. A lot of groceries and a big pie drew more than 7,000 Chicagoans in need. The event brought with it food, school supplies, veterans services, even health care focusing on women. Inside the tents, NFL alumni came out to lend a hand, including former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark. They were just a few of the more than 1,500 volunteers brought here with the Convoy of Hope. To do well, a trademark […]

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    Police warn of robberies in North, Northwest suburbs

    WILMETTE, Ill. – Police in the North and Northwest suburbs are warning residents after a string of robberies in the area. Two incidents Monday night  – one in the  9500 block of N Kedvale in Skokie and one in the  400 Sandy Lane in Wilmette – are just the latest in a series of recent robberies and attempted robberies in the North and Northwest suburbs. Wilmette police believe that the same suspects were  involved in car burglaries have now morphed into […]

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    Autopsy today for baby found dead in duffel bag near Wheaton

    UNINCORPORATED WHEATON, Ill. — An autopsy was scheduled today after the body of a baby was found in Unincorporated Wheaton. A resident spotted a suspicious duffel bag around 8 a.m. Monday on a private road with six houses, near a golf course, just off Plamondon Road. Later in the day, two landscapers discovered the dead newborn with dark hair inside the bag. Investigators shut down the surrounding roads for several hours while conducting a death investigation. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is […]

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    Woman, 85, and son found dead in rural Sycamore home; killer on loose

    SYCAMORE, lll. — Two people were found beaten to death in a home in west suburban Sycamore, and police are searching for their killer. 85-year-old Patricia Wilson and her 64-year-old son Robert Wilson were discovered in the home in the 16000 block of Old State Road around 5:55 p.m. Monday. Investigators say they died from “apparent blunt force trauma.” The Wilson’s white 2010 four-door Chevy Impala is missing — it has the license number: 903 0980. It appears the killer forced their way […]

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    Army vet, mentor shot and killed in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Army veteran who was shot and killed over the weekend. At 23, Abner Garcia had served his country in the Army. He came home to serve his community in Chicago and mentored at-risk youth with the YMCA. Eddie Bocanegra of the YMCA Urban Warriors program calls Garcia “very magnetic.” “He was young, vibrant and energetic,” Bocanegra said. According to police, Abner was in a car with two friends, stopped […]

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    Superhero boy battling cancer gets wish granted from real-life heroes

    KILDEER, Ill. — In a land of real life heroes, there’s just something super about 10-year-old Yano. Today, this super fan of superheroes is getting some super back up In his newest fight against super villains. To get that crown jewel back takes power.  “I have swords, guns, knucklebraces, everything,” Yano says. And everything is what he has. Kildeer’s police chief, Steve Balinkski, is among the many here to grant Yano’s wish through Make-a-Wish. “We have about 25 different agencies, from […]