Sean Lewis

Award-winning journalist, Sean Lewis, is an anchor of WGN Saturday Morning News and WGN Sunday Morning News, with the expansion of weekend news in September 2016. Prior to that, Sean filed reports for WGN News at Five and WGN News Nine during the week. He joined CLTV in March 2007 and WGN-TV in June 2008.

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.

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    ‘Hamilton’ preview performances begin in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Previews started Tuesday night in Chicago for the Broadway smash musical ‘Hamilton’ and the timing couldn’t be better. A new block of tickets went on sale today so the show is going to be here for at least a year. The tickets will be available at The PrivateBank Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online at  The PrivateBank Theatre Box Office will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a six ticket maximum […]

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    Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

    Hillary Clinton forced Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during a fiery debut presidential debate Monday — a potentially pivotal moment in a tight election campaign. Clinton, who has seen her dominance of the presidential race fade in the weeks since the Democratic convention, delivered a strong performance in which she demonstrated a command of policy and a sense of humor, smiling through some of Trump’s […]

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    Body found in burning vehicle identified as suburban construction company owner

    CHICAGO–  Police have confirmed the identity of a man found dead in a burning car in Pilsen last week. The body 43-year-old Jim Gerage was found Friday night around 8 p.m. in the 600 block of West 21st street, after emergency crews put out a car fire. His body was found in the backseat. Gerage is from of the far northwest suburb of Barrington Hills.  He and his brother own Omega Demolition, which is based in Elgin.  The company made […]

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    Man killed in shooting at U of I just walking by, investigators say

    MUNDELEIN — Family gathered at their north suburban Mundelein home Sunday to mourn the loss of 25-year-old George Korchev, who was killed during a shooting in Champaign in the early morning hours. Neighbors say Korchev graduated from nearby Mundelien High School and studied nursing at College of Lake County. “He had this bubbly personality. He was always just willing to help others,” said neighbor Jacob Meier. Meier, who lives just across the street and is a few years younger than […]

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    City official: Chicago to hire 500 additional police officers

    CHICAGO — A city official says the Chicago Police Department will hire more than 500 additional officers as it struggles to deal with the city’s uptick in gun violence. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to announce the hires Wednesday. The official, who was briefed on the plan, spoke with The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss it ahead of the announcement. The department has more than 12,000 officers currently, […]

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    Snakes in a tub: Chicago woman discovers python, others in apartment

    CHICAGO — It wasn’t the first one. A three-foot python, found by a resident in an 2nd floor apartment in the 6500 block of South Normal, is now in the hands of Chicago Animal Care and Control. The woman made the discovery Monday evening in her bathroom. The ball python was wrapped around her shower curtain and on top of her medicine cabinet. The woman’s grandson says he helped retrieve another, smaller snake a few weeks ago. A former tenant, […]

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    Crews on scene of South Side house fire

    CHICAGO – Crews are on the scene of a house fire on Chicago’s South Side. Fire broke out in the 5500 block of S Lafayette in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Two buildings are reportedly involved in the fire. This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

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    Ahmad Khan Rahami, suspect in both NYC, NJ bombings, in custody

    NEW YORK — Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has been “directly linked” to devices in New York and New Jersey, FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said Monday. Sweeney also said a traffic stop of five people in New York led to searches and interviews in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Rahami’s last known address was in Elizabeth, and an explosives-laden backpack was found there Sunday night. Officials believe Rahami is linked to that backpack, a bombing Saturday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, […]

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    North Shore walk raises money, awareness for Alzheimer’s

    GLENVIEW, Ill. — The North Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held with hundreds raising money for research and support of those families living with Alzheimer’s. Stories of those caring for family members and friends impacted by Alzheimer’s were shared over and over again, making each step so much more than just charity.  For many, it was about helping those you love, get the help they need Walks like the North Shore Walk fund research for things like new medication […]

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    Protesters call for peace: ‘You’re not taking our children in Chicago anymore.’

    CHICAGO — For 20 minutes Monday evening, more  than two dozen anti-violence protesters, made up of activists as well as family and friends of gun-violence victims, blocked traffic at the intersection of 87th and South Ashland in Chicago’s Brainerd neighborhood. With Chicago police redirecting rush-hour traffic, they prayed and called on residents to take back their streets from the violent gun offenders who’ve injured more than 3,000 and killed more than 500 people in the city so far in 2016. Two […]