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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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    Chicago fans line up for ‘Hamiton’ tickets, with mixed results

    CHICAGO — Tickets to the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” in Chicago went on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. And complaints of issues with the Ticketmaster website started at about 10:01 a.m. Many “Hamilton” fans attempting to purchase the tickets online report issues with the website crashing or suddenly dropping tickets after they selected them. .@WGNNews waited for 40 minutes while the site "secured my verified tickets" and then they dropped my seats pic.twitter.com/Fj6yNngIyI — Katherine Horstkotte (@peerlesspeas) June 21, 2016 Or they don’t […]

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    Girl drowns in suburban pool

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. —   A young girl drowned in a pool over the weekend in the western suburbs. Police say the 4-year-old Anna Trent was found unconscious in the upper pool at Downers Grove Swim and Racket Club Sunday night. People at the club performed CPR before rushing the girl to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation and the pool will remain closed until further notice. The club posted a message on its website […]

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    New O’Hare plan aims to make nighttime flights easier on neighbors

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Department of Aviation submitted its new plan for nighttime flights in and out of O’Hare Airport. It’s a high-decibel issue, finally coming in for a landing at O’Hare. On the job for a year now, Chicago’s Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans says the 9-month plan to help alleviate noise for neighbors surrounding O’Hare has landed on the FAA’s desk. “The technical experts came up with the plan. They looked at historic usage, wind patterns and looked at a […]

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    Remembrances across the country honor Orlando shooting victims

    CHICAGO — Across the country today, families and friends held remembrances for the victims of last Sunday’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. 21-year-old Cory James Connell was leaving the club with his girlfriend when the gunman walked in and opened fire. Connell’s girlfriend survived, but he did not. “When we got the news Cory was taken from us, it was more than we could bear,” said Jerry Connell, Cory Connell’s grandfather. “The first question we asked was […]

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    9-year-old’s lemonade stand for charity inspires an outpouring of support

    RIVERSIDE — Lemonade stands can teach a lot to a young kid still learning how the world works, but in suburban Riverside, 9-year-old Evan Axelson and his little brother Sam are raising cash to help find a cure for cancer. Evan said he started raising money last year, eventually donating $11 he earned selling stuffed animals at a garage sale. This year, the original goal of the lemonade stand was $15. But they earned over $300 today alone, bringing the […]

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    Thousands fill Grant Park for Cancer Survivors Walk

    CHICAGO — In a city filled with runs and walks, it’s easy to lose sight of the real reason behind the steps, all of them taken to help the causes they support. But Sunday at Grant Park, this 5k was a cancer survivors celebration, for folks like Laura Symons, now six months cancer free. Among the 4,000 runners and walkers were 117 of her supporters — many of them kids. Laura’s the running club coach at Decatur Classical School on […]

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    Remembering Muhammad Ali’s time in Chicago

    CHICAGO — In the shadow of a legend, boxing in Chicago still thrives. Sam Colonna’s memories of “the greatest” go beyond the ring. “He’s a legend in Chicago. He’s going to be missed,” Colonna said. “He brought boxing alive; not only was he a champion in the ring, he was a champion outside the ring. He stood up for what he believed and he fought for it.” Muhammad Ali’s time in Chicago stretched from the ’60s into the ’70s. He […]

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    ‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up restaurant opens in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Bayside fans, the day is finally here: The Max, in real life. The colors, the tables, even “the” table. Derek Berry is the one who’s brought the diner from the popular TV show “Saved by the Bell” to life. “The main things that people will be looking for, the door, the pay phone, the tiling, it’s down to the T what it was on the show,” Berry said. “Every single piece is lined up.” “When I first saw it, […]

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    Storms leave graves at storied cemetery under water

    In what seems to be an ongoing issue for the area, rising waters are covering many of the graves at the Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park. Waldheim Cemetery covers a vast area, with thousands of graves. Some of those are very close to the Des Plaines River and that’s where flooding is an issue. Dozens of graves are underwater right now. Some of the markers also look to be damaged. This cemetery does have a storied past and has been […]

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    Illinois’ reputation, nonprofits could suffer from budget impasse

    Illinois has entered uncharted territory when it comes to the state budget impasse. No state in the country has ever gone a full year without passing a spending plan. The Civic Federation, a non-partisan government watch group based in Chicago, believes the long-term damage being done to Illinois’ reputation is immesurable. “By not having a budget, it doesn’t mean we’re not spending money,” says The Civic Federation President Laurence Msall. “We are spending money, the federal and state courts are […]