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.

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    Election Day in Chicago: Speeches, photos, social media reaction

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in April. Alderman Bob Fioretti, businessman Willie Wilson and perennial candidate William “Dock” Walls all conceded Tuesday night. Check out speeches from the candidates and highlights from Election Day below:

  • Student charged with sexual assault tells police he was re-enacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    CHICAGO –A University of Illinois – Chicago student was charged with sexually assaulting a female student during what he told police was a re-enactment of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Police say 19-year-old Mohammad Hossain was in his dorm room around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The alleged sexual assault happened inside Hossain’s UIC dorm room. The criminal complaint says Hossain and the 19-year-old female student did have an intimate relationship in the past. He allegedly told her to take off her clothes […]

  • Chicago-area mall manager says ‘no imminent threat’ after new terror video

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A new video from the African terror group Al-Shabaab calls upon so-called “lone wolf” terrorists to carry out attacks on shopping malls in America, Canada and Britain. The video identifies mall manager Westfield as a potential target. There is no specific threat to any Chicago area malls but Westfield operates the Old Orchard shopping center in Skokie, the Hawthorn shopping center in Vernon Hills and the Fox Valley shopping center in Aurora. This afternoon, Homeland Security Secretary […]

  • Thousands Hustle up the Hancock — for charity

    94 stories is a long way up. But the excitement before the hustle, at the base of the Hancock, is enough to energize all. The mission is fundraising. For nearly 20 years the climb has raised millions for the Respiratory Health Association, which helps those battling lung diseases like cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. On Sunday, so many who battled or know someone who has, were there. Around 4000 total, even those who continue chemotherapy to this […]

  • Robot wars bring real-world appeal

    CHICAGO — Welcome to the state championship for the tech challenge called FIRST. Dan Green is the Illinois executive director of FIRST, which puts high school students behind the controls of designing, building and running their very own version of robot wars. The competition provides fun with real-world appeal; big name colleges offer scholarships to these contestants. Corporations, even NASA serve as sponsors.

  • Race for Chicago Mayor: Willie Wilson says Emanuel is ‘an old snake in new skin’

    CHICAGO — In the days leading up to the Chicago mayoral election, WGN News is profiling each candidate. WGN’s Sean Lewis met with Willie Wilson. Polls show Wilson trailing incumbent Rahm Emanuel by a big margin, but Wilson says he’s the right man for the job. Wilson is a millionaire businessman, who owned several McDonald’s restaurants before starting a medical and restaurant supply business in the 1990s. But the road traveled to success has had a number of turns. Wilson […]

  • Historic Woman’s Club of Wilmette damaged in fire

    WILMETTE, Ill — A space heater is the suspected cause of a morning blaze that caused extensive damage to a 1920’s-era landmark building in north suburban Wilmette. The fire began about 9:30 a.m. and spread quickly through the Wilmette Woman’s Club at 10th and Greenleaf. That space heater was in a bedroom of an apartment unit on the second floor where a custodian lived with his family for 20-years.  He said he tried to extinguish the fire triggered by the […]

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    Suits alleges sexual abuse by founder of Elgin Islamic education center

    ELGIN, Ill — A civil lawsuit will be filed Tuesday morning in Cook County Circuit Court alleging the sexual abuse of five victims connected to the Institute of Islamic Education in Northwest Suburban Elgin. A spokeswoman for the victims’ attorney says one victim, a 23-year-old female former employee of the Islamic school and was allegedly fondled by high-profile Muslim leader, Imam Mohammed Adulllah Saleem in 2014. She quit her job after the final incident. The other alleged victims are now […]

  • Geneva woman accused in mass killing plot shows darker side on social media

    GENEVA, Ill. — 23-year-old Lindsay Souvannarath’s social media posts offer a dark glimpse into her life as well as the lives of the people she was charged alongside in an alleged mass shooting plot in Canada. On Friday the 13th, Canadian officials arrested  Souvannarath and 20-year-old Randall Shepherd at the Halifax airport.  The third suspect, James Gamble, was found dead in his suburban Halifax home that same day of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. Souvannarath and Shepherd are accused of conspiracy […]

  • FAA lays out commercial drone rules

    CHICAGO — The Federal Aviation Administration laid out its proposal Sunday to open up the skies to commercial drone flight. The U.S. aviation regulator proposed on Sunday that people flying drones for commercial purposes obtain a special pilot certificate, stay away from bystanders and fly only during the day. The draft rule governing drones also limits flying speed to 100 miles per hour and the altitude to 500 feet above the ground. The rule was unlikely to help in […]


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