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  • Monday Morning Rewind Vol. 3

    Did you miss last week’s Morning Show hijinks? Don’t worry. The old number nine’s got you covered. Click the player above for this week’s Monday Morning Rewind.

  • Monday Morning Rewind Vol. 2

    Did you miss last week’s Morning News hijinks? Don’t worry. The old number nine’s got you covered. Click the player above for this week’s Monday Morning Rewind.

  • Monday Morning Rewind Vol. 1

    Did you miss some of the Morning News hijinks? Don’t worry. The old number nine’s got you covered. Click the player above for Volume 1 of the Monday Morning Rewind.

  • Producer Tom Jennings talks about ‘The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X’

    A new documentary premiering later this month uses archival footage and some never-before-seen clips from Civil Rights leader Malcolm X’s life. Tom Jennings produced “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X,” and joined WGN’s Dean Richards Thursday to talk about the film. Check out the interview in the player above. The film premieres Monday, February 26 at 7:00 pm on the Smithsonian Channel.

  • Chicago author Josh Karp talks about the founding of National Lampoon and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture”

    Josh Karp is a Chicago author who wrote “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” which is now a film on Netflix starring Will Forte. The biography chronicles the life of Doug Kenney, the co-creator of National Lampoon. The magazine was a hit in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and Kenney went on to create “Animal House” and “Caddyshack” before his untimely death at the age of 33. Karp joined WGN Morning News Tuesday to talk about the book and the film.

  • ‘Sullivan’ peers into lives of immigrant-rich soccer team from Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — A new documentary tells the story of a local high school soccer team made up from refugees around the world. Brooklyn-based filmmaker Anthony Pellino directed the six minute documentary about a group of immigrants – 14 players from 13 different countries – who comprised the soccer team at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park. The team won a Regional championship in 2016. Pellino says he read an article in the Chicago Tribune about the team, and that inspired […]

  • Frigid temperatures force Southwest Airlines cancellations at Midway

    CHICAGO — Brutally cold, below-zero wind chills forced flight cancellations at Midway Airport Thursday morning. Nearly 90 Southwest Airlines flights were cancelled. The airline blames a deep freeze spreading across the Great Lakes. “Weather conditions at Chicago Midway are slowing our operation as ground crews work to deice aircraft in the extreme cold,” said Dan Landson, a spokesman for Southwest. Landson says the cancellations are a proactive measure. Many passengers were notified via email last night, but some never got one. […]

  • Lawyers say DNA evidence exonerates 2 men convicted of 1994 murder

    CHICAGO — Attorneys say two men serving time for a brutal 1994 murder in Englewood were wrongfully convicted. They say DNA evidence exonerates Darryl Fulton and Nevest Coleman. The men have been behind bars for more than two decades after they were convicted of the rape and murder of Antwinica Bridgeman on her 19th birthday back in April 1994. Her body wasn’t found for three weeks, and a brick had been shoved in her mouth to keep her from screaming. […]

  • Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett was sentenced Friday to 4.5 years in prison on federal corruption charges. Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty two years ago to wire fraud. It was part of a plea deal reached with prosecutors. She admitted to steering more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to her former employer, Supes Academy, in exchange for kickbacks. Byrd Bennett’s attorneys had asked the judge for a 3.5-year prison sentence while prosecutors wanted her to serve 7.5 years. […]

  • Police chase leads to crash in Old Town

    A police chase in Old Town ended with a crash involving three vehicles early Sunday. Police said they tried to pull over a Lincoln Navigator going the wrong way on Hudson Avenue around 1 a.m. The driver sped up and crashed into a vehicle on North Avenue, before hitting a parked car and rolling over, according to police. The driver, a 28-year-old man, got out and ran, but police arrested him. Two people were injured in the crash. The offender […]