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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    CPS release new guidelines to support transgender students, staff

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools introduced today new guidelines to support transgender students and employees. CPS has had rules on the books for number of years when it comes to transgender students. The guidelines  released today expand on them and give schools more specifics on how to address not only transgender students but staff as well. Even as lawmakers in Springfield consider HB 4474 placing restrictions on transgender citizens in Illinois, the state’s largest school district is expanding safety for its students who […]

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    Transgender teen finalist for Prom Queen in Indiana

    PORTAGE, Ind. —   Senior prom can be an exciting and memorable time for a teenager.   And it’s especially true for one teen in northwest Indiana, who is unlikely hero for some. 18-year-old  Dakota is one of four finalists running for prom queen at Portage High School. Dakota is a  transgender teenager, born physically a boy but has always been a girl inside.  And for her senior year, she has lived her true self, with the support of family and friends. […]

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    Car enthusiasts flock to third Rise and Drive event

    CHICAGO — Sunday marked the third year for the Rise and Drive event from Collectors’ Car Garage. “There’s old guys, there’s young guys, there’s people carriages with kids … it’s just a wonderful situation and we all love cars,” said Burt Richmond, co-owner of the new 60 thousand-square-foot Country Club for Car Owners, a place he says is to store and admire. From the Porsche 918, and the McLaren P1, there were supped-up sport cars — way north of a […]

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    Chicago woman celebrates 100th birthday

    CHICAGO — At 100 years old, Otea Esterds is still easy to make laugh. On Saturday Esterds celebrated her 100 birthday surrounded by friends and some good food. Esterds was born in Mississippi, April 30, 1916. Woodrow Wilson was president, World War I raged on in Europe, and the Cubs just began to play at what wasn’t even yet Wrigley Field. 100 years later, the world has changed. Esterds remains active, a vibrant member of her retirement community on the […]

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    Oak Park police investigate attempted child abduction

    OAK PARK, Ill. – On Tuesday it was play time at Fox Park for brothers Gio and Nathan, with mom Marisa Munoz looking on. But what happened here Monday morning at about 10:30, concerns not only Marisa, but also Oak Park police. “A subject approached the fence, motioned over to a couple kids and gave them high fives and then reached over the fence and picked up one of the kids,” said Oak Park police commander LaDon Reynolds. Parents stepped […]

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    Family calls for release of another police-involved shooting

    CHICAGO — The group that got the Laquan McDonald shooting video released is making a new push for another police-involved shooting video to be made public. From the moment Michael Westley was killed by police, two versions of what happened came out. Police said Westley was being chased and pointed a gun at them. Witnesses said the boy didn’t have a gun. It’s dash-cam video that only tells part of the story: A squad pulling up to 66th and Sangamon […]

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    Officer shot during foot chase; suspect in custody

    CHICAGO – Police had an alleged gunman in custody and searched for two others after a Chicago Police officer was shot in the 2300 Block of South Trumbull Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood just after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. The shooting followed a foot chase, said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.  Two officers were uniformed and on routine patrol in a marked squad. “And they saw three subjects who looked suspicious,” Johnson said. “They thought they may have seen a weapon. They got […]

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    Cops help students get ready for prom

    Prom season is right around the corner, and for some high schoolers on the South Side, there’s an unlikely source of prom attire. It’s the 3rd year the CPD’s 7th District in Englewood has hosted Prom with a Purpose, getting high schoolers suited up and dressed for prom at no cost to them. “For me, coming from single parent, with four kids, and there’s going to be three kids in college next year, I know how much of a struggle […]

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    Man in custody after 12-year-old lured on social media

    CHICAGO — A man is in police custody accused of luring an underage girl over social media. Police say a 12-year-old girl did not show up for school in Palos Hills yesterday.  Her mother was contacted by the school, then her mother contacted police. Palos Hills police began the search believing the girl may be with an 18-year-old man she met online. Early this morning, they located the girl,and other underage girls at a home here in the 6000 block of North […]

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    2011 police shooting case could head to trial

    CHICAGO — The case involving the shooting death of a young man, at the hands of Chicago Police officers looks to be heading to retrial. With U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Rowland providing mediation, attorneys for the city of Chicago and those representing the family of Darius Pinex were unable to come to a settlement agreement Tuesday afternoon. The closed door settlement conference lasted just longer than 3 hours inside the Dirksen federal building. The goal was to find common ground […]


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